My darling Pari,
I have often read accounts of mothers who write about imagining their role in a certain way and how different life actually turns out to be in reality. Hence, I decided to write down in advance how I always saw myself when I imagined being a mother.
I have often tried to imagine how I’d tackle the tough and tricky responsibilities of being a mother to a daughter. I am a daughter myself and I definitely know the kind of expectations you’ll have from me from time to time. But still, when I picture you and me I often see myself playing with you in a park. Pushing you while you are enjoying swinging in a swing.
Over the past few months, my mind added to my dream and gave me the clearer image of what kind of mother I want to be. I want to be by your side, be supportive and show you the way just as a mom teaches her kid how to swing. I want you to spread your wings of imagination, curiosity and understanding life bit by bit as you grow up. There’ll be obstacles in the way, failures to stop you, fatigue to discourage you, people to misguide you, but you have to fight the wind and fly high.
One day when you’ll be a big girl, you might not need me to push you anymore but always remember, your mom will always be with you to help you swing away to glory no matter what may come your way. You gifted me with motherhood by staying put no matter what came our way, you fulfilled my desire to be the mother to a daughter. A gift so precious that absolutely nothing in this big world can measure up to it.
Now it’s my turn. I promise to give you the best of everything in my ability. I promise to be by your side, anytime you need me. I promise to be very patient about everything you do or have to tell me. I’ll be your best friend. I’ll be your confidante, who promises to never judge you. I’ll give you space, I’ll let you fly free and high in the open skies.
Always remember, I’ll always be around to comfort, pamper, protect and love you. Forever.
All you’ll need is to look back, for I will always be behind you; watching you and waiting with open arms to embrace you in a warm hug anytime you need me.
I just pray that may the Almighty bless me with enough strength to be able to fulfill all the promises I made to my darling and be the mother I always wanted to be.
Loads of love and blessings,
The Song on my mind: