When you become a mom, you'll understand - Himani Rautela

Adgully Bureau |

Authored by Himani Rautela, Deputy General Manager - Communications Lead at Redington Ltd

In the hazy corridors of my childhood memories, echoes of my mother’s words with newfound significance. "When you become a mom, you'll understand," she would often say, her tone combined with a blend of wisdom and knowing. At the time, these words seemed like a distant insight, wrapped in mystery and intrigue. Little did I know that they would serve as the guiding light on my own journey into motherhood.

As Mother’s Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on these words, unfolding their layers of meaning like a cherished gift passed down through generations. What once appeared as mere clichés now stand as pillars of truth, anchoring me amidst the turbulent seas of parenthood.

With each passing day, I inch closer to resolving the enigma of motherhood, embracing the depths of this role. From the moment life stirred within the confines of my womb, I embarked on an expedition of self-discovery, navigating the muddled waters of love, sacrifice, and boundless devotion.

The journey of motherhood is an embroidery woven with threads of joy and sorrow, hope and fear, each moment engraved into the very fabric of our souls. From the exhilarating rush of holding my newborn in trembling arms to the quiet moments of solace amidst the chaos, every experience has shaped me in ways I could never have imagined.

Yet, it was in the quiet whispers of the night, cradling my child in tender embrace, that I truly grasped the essence of motherhood. In those stolen moments of intimacy, where the world fades into silence and all that remains is the rhythmic melody of our breaths, I found solace. It is in these moments of vulnerability that the true strength of a mother is revealed. 

As I navigate through the web of motherhood, I am constantly reminded of the sacrifices my own mother made, the silent battles she fought, and the love that sustained her through it all. Her words, once wrapped in mystery, now serve as beacons of wisdom, guiding me through the darkest of nights and the brightest of days.

This Mother’s Day, as I pause to honor the women who have shaped my journey, I am filled with a sense of gratitude and respect. To my own mother, whose love knows no bounds, and to all the mothers who have walked this path before me, I extend my heartfelt thanks.

In a world that often measures success by tangible achievements and material possessions, let us not forget the quiet heroism of motherhood – the late-night feedings, the tender lullabies, the whispered prayers into the night. It is in these moments, steeped in love and sacrifice, that the true essence of motherhood is revealed.

So, as we celebrate Mother’s Day this year, let us take a moment to pause and honor the women who have shaped us, nurtured us, and loved us unconditionally. For in their strength, their power, and their boundless love, lies the true essence of motherhood – a force unparalleled, a love unmatched.