“you are beautiful amidst adversaries,
you are resilient amidst tragedies.”
it has been over six months since I last held your hands and kissed you goodnight; it was the longest six months of our lives. others have succumbed to the tragedy, a tragedy no man would ever wish to go through. a tragedy I never even thought I’d witnessed in this lifetime.
the world stopped.
in a snap of a finger and a blink of an eye, everything changed.
but you my dear never changed. you remained humble, resilient, and loving.
you never complained when everyone was complaining. you never rant when everyone was mad. you never questioned when everyone was in doubt.
you remained calm, even in chaos. you remained brave in the presence of fear.
you smiled when everyone else wasn’t.
you were grateful even when the whole world thought there is nothing to be thankful about.
you have kept your composure, your faith and, your cheerfulness.
my child, you possess an everlasting beauty – not even time nor old age can take away.
six months after, here we are my child with tears in our eyes and smiles on our faces – back in each other’s arms.
you are now back in my loving arms. your safest place. your greatest comfort.
for Kate and Eugi’s Weekley Challenge
I will also link this post to Sadje’s Weekly Challenge https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/category/what-do-you-see/
We know that Baby pandas are amazingly small. Each cub weighs only about 3 ½ ounces (100 grams) at birth. And because of that, a panda mother must carry her baby around very gently and take care of it until it is big enough to move around on its own. Pandas are known for being very careful and protective mothers. I suppose with such tiny babies, they have to be! Just like a panda mom, I too was very protective of my children. I resigned from my job and took care of them full time. And for the longest time, I was always by their side. I was on a constant guard of them; on everything and anything – until pandemic happens. We were separated for a long while and yes, I was devastated and worried at first. Devastated, because I never thought, something terrible as the pandemic could happen and separate us. Worried, because I was never away from them for so long. But lo, and behold! I must have done something great for raising my children. I never thought they could actually live independently on their own ( without complaints). I never imagined they’d be able to feed themselves on their own ( without me having to prepare their meals. And I also never imagined they remain calm and joyful and optimistic (amidst the distance). The pandemic has made me the proudest mother that I am today. I raised mentally and emotionally stable daughters. They are generally happy children and they chose to remain the same.
Now, I am just like a panda mom. My then kids were like newborn pandas who cry for milk now and then in between feedings, a panda mother will rarely put her baby down. When sitting, the mother holds the tiny creature in her paw. When she is on the move, she carries the baby gently in her mouth. I was like that. But now with the pandemic, I realized my daughters have grown up just like panda cubs; the moment they learn to walk on their own panda mom, allows them to freely explore the world around them.
My children are now ready to explore the world freely on their own.