Monday, April 17, 2006

Waiting

She waits nine months for you to enter the world—so that she can be light on her feet again. So that she can lie on her stomach again. So that she can take painkillers again. So that she can jump again. So that she can be herself again.
She waits for you to sleep the night through, so that she can sleep too.
She waits for you to take those first steps so that she can lead you by the hand.
She waits for you to eat on your own.
She waits for you to calm down after a tantrum.
She waits for you to come back from school. From tennis lessons. From birthday parties. From extra classes. From football matches. From the movie. From coaching classes. From college. From work. From abroad.
She waits for you have your own child.
Now maybe you’ll understand her joy and her pain.

17 Comments:

Blogger Sachin said...

Hey.......all I can say is "Wow!!! That was really touching."

But it makes me wonder, what prompted it anyway? Its amazing how our mind changes as we go through life's various stages, isn't it? Just a year or so ago, I was single, fancy free with no thought other than maybe meeting up with friends, slogging at work and basically taking it as it comes. Now, I'm married, still slogging at work but with someone to share it all and also dream of the time when that "bundle of joy" will be in our arms!!!

17/4/06 8:56 PM  
Blogger Shruthi said...

Wow! That was too good! Though I really cannot relate to it completely at this point of time, it carried so much feeling :)

17/4/06 9:49 PM  
Blogger Shankari said...

Wow! this is some coordination, heh? Amazing!
:)))

18/4/06 6:55 AM  
Blogger MumbaiGirl said...

What prompted this? Do you want to be a granny?!

It was very touching.

18/4/06 8:57 AM  
Blogger LAK said...

Thanx Sachin,I guess i was in a senti mood--my kids are growing up fast.
Shruthi,thanks a lot. I meant it as a mother as well as a child--if one is not a parent yet, one can read it as a POV of one's mother. Shankari, like I said great minds, ha ha!
MG, eeks, no! I'm not in any hurry for that! Actually I'm consciously letting my kids go, so to speak. This makes me a bit nostalgic about their baby days. Yet, I am also sort of looking forward to the time when my kids are grown up and I can enjoy myself with hardly any responsibilities!Mixed feelings!

19/4/06 6:41 AM  
Blogger ... said...

That was beautiful! As kids, you can really understand what your mom has gone through. I am sure we'll realize that once we have babies...

19/4/06 11:35 PM  
Blogger ... said...

Sorry...I meant - "As kids, you can NEVER really understand what your mom has gone through."

20/4/06 2:25 AM  
Blogger LAK said...

Welcome back Keya!

20/4/06 3:54 AM  
Anonymous confused said...

Very touching.

Feel like calling up my mom.

20/4/06 1:23 PM  
Blogger LAK said...

Confused---do ring her up!

21/4/06 3:27 AM  
Blogger chitra said...

Arent we all parents wait for that moment when our child/children understand what we go through, the pleasure and pain in seeing them grow and distancing from us.

But at the same time, I wonder, as a daughter , could I really empathise with my mother? I am not sure, if i have an answer to this.

22/4/06 1:38 AM  
Blogger shub said...

yeah too feel like calling up my Mom! :) so sweet!

22/4/06 4:18 AM  
Blogger the Monk said...

yup, they rock, don't they, mothers? nice one...

25/4/06 7:29 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I'm not sure about this but did you come by my blog some months ago? There used to be a Lakshmi who commented but when I tried going to her blog the link didn't work.

Let me know. And if it was you, hi.

I mean, hi anyway :-)

29/4/06 5:23 AM  
Blogger sinusoidally said...

Really sweet. :-) Made me smile.

1/5/06 4:27 AM  
Blogger LAK said...

Chitra, one may not exactly empathise with one's mother situation-wise, but when one feels the emotions that come with being a mother, one at least can see one's own mother in a new light.
shub, so, did you?
Monk, welcome. I visited your blog, but haven't commented on it yet!
Hi Sue, I don't think it was me, I've visited your blog only now. So many lakshmis, what to do! BTW, I see from your post that this particular post is pretty relevant eh?
sines,long time no see!

3/5/06 9:58 PM  
Blogger rads said...

so true, and very lovely :) Thanks for the link!

19/10/06 12:39 PM  

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