When TV channels were flashing news about how people were celebrating daughter’s day, my doorbell rang.
And guess who it was. It was a delivery guy from the courier service company. He was holding a gift parcel and a bouquet of white orchids. The moment I saw white orchids, I knew it was from you.
But things got even better when I opened the gift parcel. I was surprised that you sent me your most favorite black saree that I always asked you to give me when I was a kid.
And the loveliest of all was your note with that Sari –
“Dear Guddu, I Love This Saree, But I Love You The Most! Happy Daughter’s Day – Ma”
After reading that note, I couldn’t control my tears as I was reminded of how much I miss you.
Getting married to Nikhil was one of the most beautiful things that I ever happened to me. But, I can’t ignore the hardest thing that came with it – leaving you all alone. Thinking about all this sent me down the memory lane, and I started thinking about all the things that I miss about our time together. So, I am sharing a small list to tell you that how much I miss you.
Though there are zillion things that I miss doing with you, here is the list of 7 things that I miss the most:
1. Our Morning Tea Gossip Sessions
The morning tea doesn’t taste the same anymore! I miss the early morning tea times – where I used to get you to speed with what was happening at my office and with my friends. Though Nikhil tries to pretend to listen to my gossip, he is half as interested as you used to be!
2. Rajma Chawal To Curry Chawal To Puri Halwa
No restaurant, no chef, no maid can make food better than you Mom! I still remember how after a bad day at the office, you used to surprise me with my favorite Rajma Chawal and I used to forget all the nonsense that had happened at the office.
I miss you, even more, when I cook chappatis and there is no one to laugh at the shape of chappatis or to use her magical powers to turn my rubbish dish into a yummier one. Cooking is not as much fun as it was with you, mom!
3. Personal Doctor Who Was At My Service 24*7
Do you remember how you were always ready with a cure for my sickness or my crankiness? Doesn’t matter whether it was a single sneeze or a fever or just a mood swing, my personal doctor was always at my service. You always have a way to make everything alright.
4. Miss Your Heart-Touching Scolding
I used to love the way you used to show how much you care about me through your heart touching scolding and insults. How you used to scold me for coming home late, talking late at night on phone, wearing short dresses in late night parties! I might have been angry with you at the time, but I understand you always had my best interests in mind.
5. Late Night Gossip Sessions
“There’s no better friend than a mommy, and there’s no better mommy than mine”. I still remember how we used to get into endless gossip sessions on Saturday night to discuss random topics like why is it mandatory to have dogs in the house or why we need to paint my room red or why I broke up with my bf.
6. Your Sense Of Fashion And Honest Opinion About My Looks
There’s no one other than you who can give me the most genuine opinion about how a particular dress looks on me or which color suits me better than the rest.
7. Our Perfect Wavelength
I still wonder, how you always knew how to make me feel better? Doesn’t matter whether I was upset or sad or frustrated, your one warm hug used to make me so much feel better. The Jaddu Ki Jhappi was the solution to all my problems. It’s still a mystery to me as to how you came to know about how my day went, by just looking at my face.
I realize there are so many things that I miss about you, that my letter won’t be able to do the justice.
But, I want to tell you one thing mom – doesn’t matter whether I am married or I have my own kids – I’m always your daughter first.
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