My mother turned 54 today. She always took care of my family selflessly and worked very hard all her life. Throughout her life, she sacrificed various needs and comforts to make our lives better and happier. Even when my father left us, she stood by us like a rock to feed our bellies, to give us a good education and to protect us against all the odds. Her birthday had never been celebrated. I was used to this since childhood and didn’t pay much attention to it.
I took care to send cakes and birthday wishes to my mother-in-law and father-in-law every year. But I didn’t think about my mother. This morning it suddenly dawned me that I continue to be like her small child who is only at the receiving end. I must make her feel special and should not be casual in my approach towards our relationship. So, I sent her a cake and refreshments. She enjoyed cutting the cake and celebrating her birthday with other family members. When I spoke to her over the phone, she was overwhelmed with happiness!