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Friday, 31 January 2014

She was most beautiful.

My siblings and I grew up  in her lap. She gave us love, she also scolded us. The food that she cooked  was sumptuous and very tasty. She  felt the pain when any one of her children fell ill. She nursed us and kept awake on nights when any one of us fell ill. When we studied for our exams till midnight, she also kept awake. She made coffee for us. 
  I was the eldest of the five children of our parents. I and my sister, younger  to me by two years, were like friends. Both of us resembled our father, who was bulky and  had  a short height. My mother was slim, fair and tall. When  we were in our late teens, and some strangers saw three of us together, they invariably asked our mom, whether we were her sister's-in-laws. Then only  we  became  aware of her beautiful  face and personality. She was always well dressed and looked very  graceful. When my sister and I got married, everybody remarked  that  mom did not look like a mother-in-law. She was also a very young grand mother.  Not only by her family alone, but also by relatives and friends, she was highly respected.She lived a long and meaningful life.  When she died, her face looked graceful and charming. Even in her death she looked  so beautiful. Not only her face, but her pure and beautiful inner self  reflected on her  whole being
         I  am reminded of another lady who met my mother after my marriage. She was my mother-in-law. The two had never met before. Born and brought up in Kerala, she had never visited North India. On her first visit to Delhi, when both of them were sitting together, everybody remarked that they looked like sisters. The same fair complexion, tall and slim body, a graceful and towering personality, was particularly noticed by every one. She also looked as beautiful as my mother. Both of them left a legacy, of  being  kind, generous  and large hearted  for the next generation.This is a tribute to both great women in my life.




Write TribeWritten in response to Write Tribe  Wednesday Prompt 2014  #5 She looked most beautiful,

















32 comments:

  1. Inner beauty always radiates peace and glow. Nice tribute Ushaji :)

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  2. The qualities they possessed truly enhanced their beauty, lovely tribute!

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  3. that was a very beautiful tribute... :)

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  4. Both your moms must be smiling from above and blessing you for this salutable tribute.

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    1. Thanks Asha..Their blessings are always with us.

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  5. Just reading this! Interesting that both of us dedicated it to those two women. Both your ladies sound incredibly special:)

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    1. Thank you Shailaja. I also had similar thoughts while reading your post.. Welcome to my site.

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  6. In a lighter vein seldom does a woman equate so beautifully her mother and mother in law.
    Besides that you must be really fortunate to feel the warmth and affection of these two women.

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    1. This is a fact. My mother and MIL both were very affectionate, kind and lovable.

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  7. That was so warm, Usha Mam :) I feel your MiL must have been as proud of you as your Mom :) Thank you for sharing this warm feeling with us.

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    1. Thank you Sreeja. Both of them were very lovable.

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  8. Heart felt and poetic tribute to your Mom and Ma-in-law, Usha-ji:)
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/wednesday-prompt-2014-5-she-looked-most-beautiful

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  9. Ohh this is poignant and beautiful!

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  10. beautiful tribute..and its very special because you have included your MIL in it..I havent seen anybody doing it.....most of the time its like like this...my mother is the best mom in this world and MIL is the worst person:):):)

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    1. Thanks Reenu for reading this. It is indeed a fact that my MIL was a very lovable lady.

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  11. Lovely tribute to both ladies! ♥

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    1. Thank you Kathy.for such sweet comments.

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  12. Mother of course bears beauty in heart and looks, mother-in-law bears beauty when daughter-in-law like you also be bearing,madam.(My mother- in-law was beautiful inside and outside and bade goodbye a couple of years ago).Nice post .

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    1. Thank you Sarala. for the nice comments.

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  13. A wonderful tribute to these wonderful women, and I enjoyed your writing style very much too! Well done!

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    1. Thanks a lot for such inspiring comments.

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  14. What a lovely tribute to the mothers in your life! :)

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