“You’re just like your mum.” The biggest compliment in the world!



Mothers day, or Mothering Sunday, is fast approaching in the UK, on March 6th.

It’s a time to show your appreciation for that wonderful woman who put you here on this earth.

But like Valentine’s Day, why should there be just one day when we show our love, and gratitude to these fantastic females?

I would like to celebrate my mum today. She has been a rock throughout my life, and I’m sure will continue to be one for many years to come.

Recently I have had many people comment on how much I am looking like my mum.  I don’t just want to look like her, I want to be like her too!

There is usually a bit of a thing from hubby to wife isn’t it? “Your getting like your mother!” Well Hello!!! If I am anything like my mother, you are one lucky man!!

  • She is the calmest person in all situations, she’s handled some crazy ones, and always carries herself with great aplomb.
  • She is a most amazing cook! I feel privileged to have grown up with her cuisine, she has encouraged my brother and I to try and learn from her too.
  • She taught me simplicity is best. I credit my good skin to her not smothering herself in makeup when I was little, and so not being too fussed about it myself, on a day to day basis.
  • She brought us up with fairness, and though there was the chance, she didn’t spoil us. Instead both her and my Pops made sure we had all we need to life a comfortable life.
  • Her patience is never ending!
  • She’s kinda cuckoo, in a good way, she knows how to laugh at herself!
  • She is a marvellous grandma to our children too!
  • Her way of talking to people means that almost everyone is at ease with her, and she is a confidante to many.
  • She knows how to handle family!
  • She is a wonderful Mother-in-Law, ask my Sister-In-Law!
  • She has an infinite amount of love for us all.


When I was younger, I’d look at her and be kinda mad, jealous, even. Her eyes are this beautiful light brown, and mine, that plain old dark brown of your average Indian. Instead of me inheriting them, her niece got them!

She had the long straight hair which my brother got, I got the wild frizzy curls courtesy of my Pops.

She got the naturally amazing shaped eyebrows, I got caterpillars. And she had non existent hair in legs… Me… The opposite!

But I did get her curves.  And for that I am grateful!

And, even without certain physical features of hers, I really do look like her! In fact I was looking at old pictures from her school and college days, and had to do a double take. What was my picture doing in her old album?! She laughed and said ” No beta (child), that was me!”

Now I’m a wife, daughter-in-law and mother myself, I fully appreciate how much my mum has given of herself, how much of herself she has devoted to her children and family. I don’t think I am capable of doing all she has done but if I am half the mum she was and is, I know I’ll be amazing!

So thank you Mum,

For all you’ve done.

For all you’ve helped me through.

I couldn’t find 

Another kind

Of mum, like you, it’s true.

Ritu 2015

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa A.
    Mar 06, 2016 @ 04:26:28

    Happy Mother’s Day, Ritu! 💖

    Liked by 1 person


  2. TanGental
    Mar 05, 2016 @ 14:02:28

    Ha we have a small plaque in our kitchen ‘if it’s not one thing it’s your mother’. Sounds the opposite of yours so good for you.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Aileen
    Mar 05, 2016 @ 13:22:08

    Such a lovely post. Your mum is also lucky – to have a wonderful daughter like you 🙂 I like that is kinda cuckoo, she sounds fun!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Erika Kind
    Mar 05, 2016 @ 11:55:31

    This is just beautiful. Such an amazing and deeply heartfelt tribute to your mother. Very poignant, Sis! In case, I am not around tomorrow: Happy Mother’s Day, my angel sister! You are definitely one of the best! 💖💖💖

    Liked by 1 person


  5. kritsayvonne
    Mar 05, 2016 @ 11:24:10

    I’ve commented before how lovely it is that you can express your emotions about your family. Your mutual love shines through a great deal of your writing. X

    Liked by 1 person


  6. syl65
    Mar 05, 2016 @ 03:59:03

    Wonderful tribute sister! Happy Mothering Sunday (in advance) to you and you mum! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  7. oneta hayes
    Mar 05, 2016 @ 03:54:31

    Sweet tribute.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. nimi naren
    Mar 05, 2016 @ 00:04:11

    Beautiful Ritu..

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Ritu
    Mar 04, 2016 @ 23:05:21




  10. Lucy bardoe
    Mar 05, 2015 @ 06:43:53

    This is beautiful ritu, I get told I look like my mum all the time. This makes me very proud, I love my mum so much xxx

    Liked by 1 person


  11. jjz3
    Mar 05, 2015 @ 05:33:00

    Sending a link to this to my mom. Gracias!

    Liked by 1 person


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