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

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Mothers day, or Mothering Sunday, is here in the UK, on March 11th this year.

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 every day. 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

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  2. reocochran
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 12:58:36

    Happy belated mother’s day, Ritu. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ž

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  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 21:31:38

    This is such a lovely post Ritu. Really made me smile. Your mum sounds such a wonderful lady. Happy mother’s day to her and to you too. Bless. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  5. An Artsy Appetite
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 21:25:22

    I get that a lot “You are just like your mom”…my little brother especially believes in that!!

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  6. beehalton2
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 21:19:30

    You are a lucky woman, Ritu ๐Ÿ˜™

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  7. OIKOSโ„ข-Redaktion
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 18:20:18

    Reading your “Poetic Rituals”, you are really a wonderful mom and wife. Sometimes with nerves “strong as steel”. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Michael

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  8. OIKOSโ„ข-Redaktion
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 18:18:52

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  9. Judy E Martin
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 16:04:07

    That is a beautiful tribute to your Mum, Sis.Your children are certainly lucky to have you for their mum and your mum as a granny. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  10. Diana Frajman
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 15:56:03

    Happy Mother’s Day Ritu. Your mom sounds wonderful. I’ll bet your kids say the same about you. โค

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  11. cookandenjoyrecipes
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 15:26:49

    What a lovely tribute to you Mom, and yourself. Love it

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  12. rachaelstray
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 14:55:04

    A very happy Motherโ€™s Day Ritu. Your Mam sounds amazing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 14:43:38

    Happy Mother’s Day!! i had a bit of panic this morning when I saw all of my UK friends wishing Happy Mother’s day. I didn’t realize that today was the day…luckily it isnt here in Germany, I have another month to prepare.

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  14. Lisa Orchard
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 14:10:29

    Happy Mother’s Day, Ritu! This is a beautiful tribute to your mother!

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  15. angelanoelauthor
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 14:05:32

    Happy Mothering Sunday! A lovely tribute to your mom and a testament to her mothering is the kindness and generosity of your spirit.

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  16. Jennie
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 12:46:08

    This is so kind, Ritu. You have such a big heart. โค๏ธ

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  17. hotmessmemoir
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 12:38:29

    I didn’t know it was Mother’s Day in the U.K. Happy Mother’s day! I hope your kids are spoiling you! Our Mother’s Day isn’t until May and guess what? Without fail, a human that obviously hates mothers, ALWAYS schedules a soccer tournament that day. Oh….and it’s usually at 8 a.m….oh and it’s usually pouring. So, despite 2 days of the year I normally get to sleep in without guilt (my birthday & mother’s day), this jack hole has taken that away. Ok, done with my bitter rant. Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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  18. indishe
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 12:20:35

    No one can take a mom’s place for they are so special, So loving and unconditional friends for life.
    Beautifully worded!

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  19. Candace
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 12:10:41

    A beautiful heartfelt post. Have a fabulous day x

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  20. susielindau
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 12:02:53

    Happy Mother’s Day, Ritu! Your mom sounds spectacular!
    I have to wait a couple of months. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. Losing the Plot
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 10:08:03

    What a beautiful tribute to an evidently amazing woman x

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  22. A Brummie Home and Abroad
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 09:29:24

    This is so beautiful Ritu and it sounds like you inherited many of her fabulous qualities!

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  23. thebeasley
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 08:35:22

    Aah lovely Ritu! She sounds awesome & a beauty- just like you!

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  24. pranabaxom
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 03:57:33

    Kudos to your Mum.

    But atleast in one thing you will be one up on her : belly dancing at 45๐Ÿ˜…

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  25. Akarsh_dm
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 03:07:42

    Yeah your every words are very true mother is irreplaceable.

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  26. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 03:04:21

    Your Mom did a good job, Ritu!

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

    Happy Mother’s Day, Ritu! ๐Ÿ’–

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  28. 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.

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

    Such a lovely post. Your mum is also lucky – to have a wonderful daughter like you ๐Ÿ™‚ I like that is kinda cuckoo, she sounds fun!

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  30. 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! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  31. 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

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

    Wonderful tribute sister! Happy Mothering Sunday (in advance) to you and you mum! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Sweet tribute.

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

    Beautiful Ritu..

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

    ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  36. 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

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

    Sending a link to this to my mom. Gracias!

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