Spidey’s Serene Sunday #419 – Mother’s Day

“If I could be even half the mother you are, Mum, I’d be among the best.”

Ritu Bhathal

It’s Mothering Sunday, Peeps, and I write this as I wait for my family to rise from their slumbers.

While I wait, I want to pay a huge tribute to my mum, a woman who has been through so much in her life, yet ensured she has been there for my brother and I, our whole lives.

She’s nurtured us but not mollycoddled us, kept us from straying off the straight and narrow, but never clipped our wings, taught us to be the adults we are now, she has supported us, and loved us in that unconditional way only a mother can ever do.

Not only that, she is the most amazing grandma (Naani) to Lil Man and Lil Princess, and Daadi to my Finndian nephews.

Love you mum, with all my heart πŸ’–

I can’t forget the other mother figures in my life who have played important roles in my life, too.

My aunts who always looked at me as another daughter, my Ammi, my bestie’s mum, who, when we were at uni, was closer, distance-wise, than my own mum, so would be constantly sending food, and distributing motherly hugs when needed, and my mother-in-law, who gave me the gift of my Hubby Dearest, and who is a wonderful grandma to our children, too.

I hope you’ll take a minute to see the little montage of photos I have put together for my mum. It’s soundtrack is a song called Maavan te Dhiyaan, translating as Mothers and Daughters.

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Happy #mothersday to my gorgeous mum. A bit of a song for you, too πŸ’›

♬ Maawan Te Dheeyan – Shaukat Ali

I’d also like to take a moment to remember those for whom Mother’s Day can be tough. Those without a mum, those in the difficult process of trying to become a mum, those grieving a lost angel. There’s a mother inside each of us. Love, strength and prayers to you all. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’›

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there 😊

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OIKOSβ„’- Art, Books & more
    Mar 21, 2023 @ 00:17:44

    A fantastic honor, Sis! Well done, and i love the term “mollycoddled”. Lol xx Michael

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  2. Jennie
    Mar 20, 2023 @ 12:49:36

    Lovely!!!

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  3. willowdot21
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 17:09:18

    This is so beautiful Sis , and I love the montage 🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  4. johnrieber
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 16:02:34

    A very nice tribute to the impactful women in your life Ritu, and I will remind you once again that, as a young boy once myself, I had to learn to appreciate all of the life skills my Mom gave me – as a teenager they don’t seem as much fun to learn!

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  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 14:38:10

    Happy Mother’s Day, Ritu. 🌷

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  6. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 10:50:17

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and your beautiful Mother! ❀

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  7. Sadje
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 09:44:13

    A very happy Mother’s Day to you Ritu.

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  8. davidprosser
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 09:25:42

    A great montage Ritu, so many mothers remembered and honoured. BUT You deserve the honours too so I hope you get Breakfast in bed and lots of sentimntal cards along with Hugs galore. Have a Truly Wonderful Day.
    Huge Hugs

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  9. Destiny
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 09:12:54

    Such a beautiful tribute, Ritu.
    A lovely capture of memories 🀍

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  10. Doug Thomas
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 09:03:06

    Wow! What a lovely tribute to your Mom, Ritu! I enjoyed the montage. I think you showed you as a really cute little girl in one photo.

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  11. beth
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 08:24:57

    A lovely ode to your mother and those who have been mother figures to you.happy mothering day to you,.

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  12. Words from a Lentil Institution
    Mar 19, 2023 @ 08:18:36

    Reading (and listening, too) whilst walking Cornish lanes – lovely words πŸ’š

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