“I’ll soon be a mother”, she said, touching her baby bump gently with her fingers. She wondered what the baby would look like. Turned out, the baby couldn’t make it out alive.
“What makes one a mother?”, she wondered, while she was painting a lady with a child on her lap. She realised she can never bear a child. Little did she know, she is a mother too. A mother, a creator of art.
The woman who has been unlucky since birth, prays every morning, for a child to take care of. But she’s been stuck in a man’s body, a body that is unable to give birth. She adopted a child recently. The child calls her “mamma”.
The little boy who lost his mother after a year of his birth, visits her grave on every mother’s day to give her flowers. His father tells him stories of how they met, how she beautifully she used to sing, the words she used the most. Everytime the boy wants to see his mother, he looks at his father. The father wishes everyday his wife would be here. This mother’s day, the boy stared at his father’s eyes and wished “Happy mother’s day”.
The old lady sits by her balcony and recollects all the old memories. She thinks about the day when she got to know she’d be a mother. She had to leave her job for her daughter. Her daughter is now happily settled in a different city. She bought her a huge home where she, now, lives alone. Her daughter calls once a week. She counts her days until she’ll sleep peacefully.
Her family is so excited for welcoming a new family member. However, they abandoned her when she gave birth to a girl. Now she lives with her daughter alone in a tiny house full of love.
The new girl in the neighborhood lives alone. Whenever she introduces herself, she says she’s a proud mother. Her child is not a human being; he barks.
Happy mother’s day to everyone whom society fails to recognise as a mother (and to everyone else). You’re not angels. You are human beings. The world needs to understand that mothers bear pain too. That mothers do not possess special powers, and they need to be appreciated as a human being. More power to all the mothers!