Posted on: Saturday May 6, 2017
She’s got a sparkle!
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln
I’ve had good days and bad – there have been days that never seem to end, and others that fly by in a whiff. Friends and family have said I’ve forgotten them, or worse, am avoiding them! But, at the end of these tumultuous days, as crazy and insane as they may turn out to be – I’ve realised that there is a blanket of calm that envelopes me when I hear my mother call out as I walk into the house; or hear her hello over the phone…she’s the one person I can count on to be on my side.
Over centuries, mothers have been described as angels, teachers, counsellors, givers of hugs and kisses, always there to wipe away a tear or give you strength when you’re feeling weak. They’re protectors, looking out for the best for their kids, sacrificing a lot so that the children don’t suffer. The love and devotion a mother has for her children is immense, and most of the time it’s taken for granted! This year, across ITC Hotels and WelcomHotels, we’re honouring the moms with a variety of treats and surprises put together especially for them this 14th of May.
Perhaps we do our own bit and thank our moms for being around every daily – they’ll be teasing or scolding or listening to our monologues of how we, her brave and fierce progeny, have survived a day at work.
But, as Glen Campbell rightly says,
“There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas,
Creation’s most unique and precious pearl,
And heaven help us always to remember,
That the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world”.
Happy mother’s day!