BLOG POST BY – ANCHAL SRIVASTAVA
Let me start with the proverb-
“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”
Meaning, the wise mother who rocks the cradle makes her child great who can rule the world. Yes, she is my “Mother” who is the best teacher of my life. No other bond is as precious as the bond between a mother and her child. Her love, care, and warmth is incomparable. Among so many relations on earth, only mother is the one who influences the child the most. Hence, she is not only the mother but also the first teacher of my life. From Maa to Mumma to Mummy she made me aware of the realistic world. From the day first when I stepped into this world till now, she has always been teaching me new lessons.
I am really finding it a difficult task to jot down the things I have learned from her as I am still in a learning phase and will need her lessons throughout my life. Since childhood, she taught me to be independent and to be valiant enough to tackle the mischievous happenings in the world. She is the one who taught me to differentiate between the right and wrong. Though she has never raised her hand to me but scolded me whenever I did anything wrong. Many a time, she guided me in choosing the best path which had always lead to the beautiful destination till now.
I still remember the days when I got fewer marks in class 3rd due to health issues and I was very much disappointed thinking that I might have to repeat the class. I lost my confidence then, but my mother’s caring touch and encouraging attitude boosted my spirit. Her confidence and believe in me taught me the lesson of “Never Surrender”. Hence, I worked hard and secured the good position in the class. She not only taught me to respect elders but she also taught me to accept the mistake and bow down your head when you are wrong and if you are right, fight for it.
I have also learned the multitasking skills from her. The way she manages work and family, the way she loves equally to all of us always compels me to follow her. No other teacher has taught me beyond studies but my mother has given me every small to big lessons which are essential to survive in this cruel world. Although teaching is a profession which creates other professions, the mother is a kind of teacher whose blessings, love, care, and support is always needed for the children to reach the utmost height. She also taught me to be patient and work honestly. The most important thing she taught me is to ‘Never boast’.
However, I have many friends to share jokes and to laugh with them but whenever I feel grief-stricken, I always seek help from my mother. No one can ever console me like her. I know she is the only person who will always understand me and will accept me no matter whatever the situation comes. I also thank her for not only teaching me with the life lessons but for also transferring her writing skills into me. She is a good story writer and many of her articles are published in the newspaper.
Last but not the least, I always owe my success to her. I would like to thank her for every important lesson she taught me till now. Thanks in advance for the chapters which are still unlearnt.
Thank you, Mummy, for trusting me and making me what I am today. I love you, Mummy…. You are the best and the most favorite teacher of mine.