She is the creative force of the universe in almost all its expressions. Life begins in her womb and it is in her guiding hands and tender care that it finds expression.
The reach of her arms can provide succor to many at once and just one hug from her could heal everything from a broken knee to a broken heart.
She works relentlessly; often putting more hours than are there in one single day: chopping, cleaning, cooking, nursing and still managing to look fresh all the time. She essays different roles, that of mother, wife, daughter, friend, counselor, all at once; juggling it all to perfection.
She can multitask – one ear on the phone, one eye on the television, the other keeping watch on the soup on the stove, one ear constantly on alert just in case the baby wakes, and one hand mixing dough. Surely she is superhuman, a goddess, and no less. Her varied qualities make you look at her in awe.
When you are sick she nurses you, just a palm caressing your brow has the power to make you feel good, warm, secure and loved all at the same time. When you come home tired and defeated she takes you into her arms and quiets your fears.
She rejuvenates you, and makes you come alive. She comforts you, builds your confidence and makes you feel proud to be a part of her world. She guides you to your goals, cajoling you, into staying focused and when you achieve your dreams she stands behind you in your shadow cloaked in the warmth of your success.
As a mother she relentlessly toils, playing psychiatrist, doctor, maid, and confidant to the children. Whether it’s their favorite lunch or a project at school or a cricket match she is always there for them. Behind every successful man there is a woman, yes, a mother, a daughter, a friend, or perhaps a sister.
She gives unconditionally, loves beyond reason, and forgives you time and time again. She puts her ambitions on the back burner to help you with yours. She takes pride in your achievements and holds your hands through your disappointments. She’s there for you when everyone has turned their backs on you, and it is her faith in you that makes you want to rise like a Phoenix.
She has a dual personality. Almost every woman has two personalities. She can be helpless, quivering, and vulnerable on one hand and be strong and dependable on the other. She is soft to touch and you want to comfort her and keep her from harm, but in a crisis she is the one who will support you and give you strength. She might cry at the drop of .a hat; whether it’s a soap opera, or a movie song; but come the time to be strong she will stand like the rock of Gibraltar, tall, and impregnable. It’s the duality of her personality, her varied capabilities, which make you want to bow before her in wonder. She is worthy of being treated like a Goddess and no less.