Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two letters, One intent


The younger ones's card


The younger ones' note inside


The elder ones' letter


I was given two letters of appreciation for Mother’s day from my two. The younger one was so excited about it she gave it to me a day before the real Mother’s day. The elder one was so ashamed of the whole business of thanking her mother, she gave it to me the next day and she gave it to me nonchalantly, saying, “The teacher wanted us to do it, it is so boring...”
The younger one made a big show of it and gave me a hug too with the note.
The elder one watched me, as I read the letter, from behind the book she was supposedly reading...
I knew K (my elder) meant each word she wrote (I also pointed out the grammatical mistakes she made in it and piqued her further)...while the younger one didn’t understand what it was all about...
But the intent of both were clear, though the ways completely different.
That evening, I called my mother; we talked about everything but Mother’s Day...
If I wished her she would have said,”Who believes in Mother’s Day, we are from the older institution.”
I think I belong to that same institution where we don’t believe in displaying our love or concern... just go about loving our mothers the way we have been doing each day, every moment in our life...
So though I didn’t wish my mother, I am sure she understood ....

21 comments:

Swaram said...

Hw sweet of the girls :)
The elder one is already a writer!

deepsspeakingup said...

That struck a chord, sindhu! So heartwarming a post!

"I think I belong to that same institution where we don’t believe in displaying our love or concern... just go about loving our mothers the way we have been doing each day, every moment in our life..." I feel that way too.

Do pass on tight hugs to K & N. Their way of expressing their love for you was so different yet the intentions were same. Beautiful!

sindhu said...

Swaram: Oh..no she has a long way to go...and loads to improve...
Deeps: I will...and thank u.

Nilu said...

That was such a sweet and touching post!

You are one lucky mom!

wordsndreamz said...

That is so sweet! And it did strike a chord with me too. That is exactly how it is with me and my mother :)

As for your daughters, their gesture must have touched you so much.. Lovely lovely post!

Sagarika said...

That is such an awwww post!!!! You have such cute girls... and yes can't help but aww the hand writing ... :)

colormesunshine said...

so sweet of the kids. happy belated mother's day :)

sindhu said...

Nilu:Yes, I am lucky to have them but they are not always so cute...
Smitha: Thank you...
Sagarika: Yes, both the kids have a good handwriting, the eder one especially so... Thank you too.
A: Such a long time...good to have u back.

Sorcerer said...

wow! that was soo nice..

ps:First time here

Reflections said...

I zoomed in and chked out ur older daughters letter.....lovely;-))!!!!

Loved the way u put everything in perpective in the end.

This yr my mom called and wished me before i did and she got major CT's out of it;-D

vimmuuu said...

I guess Im late here. But belated Mothers day wishes ! and those are really sweet gestures ! :D :D

indianhomemaker said...

Beautiful post!! Enlarged and read the heart warming letter...

Loved the last lines of this post!!

Indian Home Maker said...

Beautiful post!! Enlarged and read the heart warming letter...

Loved the last lines of this post!!

Renu said...

way of expression may be different but feeling is all there and thats what matters...lovely post!

Reflections said...

poke, poke;-/

Reflections said...

poke, poke;-/

deepsspeakingup said...

Nance has already poked you 4 times...and now I'm here to *pinch pinch pinch pinch* ;)

Smita said...

I dunno how I missed this post!!

You know even though I remembered Mother's day but I didn't wish her because somehow I feel that this is all dhakosla! And if am honest I wud also say that I was embarrased as well. hehehe...

P.S Your wish is my command, here is my review of Palace of Illusions

http://books-life-n-more.blogspot.com/2008/08/of-revenge-guilt.html

adorablesashu said...

Absolutely loved this! Lovely kids, you've got! Absolutely adorable letters!! :)

I follow the older institution in this regard I guess :D

PNA said...

Hee hee, I remember how the kiddo and I used to lock ourselves in our room, seal it for soundproof sake and discuss what to do on birthdays, anniversaries, mother's and father's day... u know the cards, the letters, the photos... the best part is MJ and DJ knew what we were up to and MJ treasures our every handmade card and gift and the archies ones even today :))

Hugs to ur elder one and the junior :)

sindhu said...

Sorcerer:Thanks for visiting...I will hop over and read yours too..
Nancy: Your mom called..so cute...I can imagine how u must have reacted.
Vimmu: Thanks
IHM: Thank u. When they grow up they get remote..so i suppose we should cherish these moments.
Renu: Thank you so much...
Smitha: I read it...great as usual. Now I have to buy from the books u recommend.
Sashu: U too...well, we mallus are little shy in exposing our feelings..right!
PNA: u do a post on that..would love to read...memories like these have to be shared!