It’s Happy International Women’s Day today, yet for me it’s special because it’s my Son Rahi’s birthday.
Each year on birthdays a mother walks the journey again from the day she conceived her child. It’s a path that no mother gets tired or bored of because in each year the journey becomes more interesting and meaningful with memories. With each year, I see him growing more aware yet challenging. Sometimes, I have all the answers for him to think rationally yet sometimes I am speechless to his questions which make me wonder at times.
“Why do we have to go to school, why can’t I just come to your office and work?”
Sometimes you find it cute and sometimes you think is there something that I should worry about?
“From the moment they placed you in my arms, You snuggled right into my heart”
After all a mother is a mother who has always fear and worry to make sure her child is safe and sound in this mean world.
I am proud to see Rahi, being polite yet telling those kids who bully him and his other classmates, how not to hurt the feelings.
When I visit his school for field trips or color runs, the mothers of his classmates come and appreciate Rahi, I feel content.
I want my kids to love and spread the love across the world even where there is hatred.
Looking at Rahi who is 11 now, makes me feel my son is growing up yet his feminist thoughts and support for the needy makes me feel how matured he is getting.
“Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore”
Rahi, you not only surprise me with your every day story from school, you also make me proud of you for who you are. I loved when you wore Katie Perry’s t-shirt and boys in your class bullied you, you stood up for yourself and didn’t hesitate to wear it again even though I reminded you of the bully. I like the way you ignore certain things and I do love the way you share small things that took place in your class. It only makes me happy and teary with joy.
Rahi,I wish you a very happy birthday and I will say never change because I would not want you to change anything about yourself for anyone in this world.
You are so pure and pious in your heart that you melt everyone’s heart. Those who bully you also know this and hence sometimes they are jealous of you. Be patient with them as they need some time to understand and realize about things that they don’t think of many times.
We don’t know what they are going through in their life and hence they react in certain way which hurts others in many ways.
“My Son you may have outgrown my lap but you will never outgrow my Heart”
I see many times your leadership skills when you talk to your seniors and your classmates telling how not to bully or say bad words for girls and how to respect them just like how you would do to your sisters and moms. You make me feel a boy like you is always a joy 😉
“Son, may every dream and wish you have not only come true but also lead to an amazing future for you”
A very happy 11th birthday to you Rahi!