December 14, 2005

Happy 67th Birthday Mom!

To my mother Thankam Narayanan, happy birthday to you Thankamma (she knows, we lovingly call her that way) and may God give you more years to enjoy with us! We seem to feel that there's no other place like home. You are a role model to your grand children Adarsh and Aditya. They talk about you very often. We love you. We really miss you mom.

Thinking of you across the miles...

Here are two poems chosen by us just for you mom:

Mother - I Appreciate

I appreciate the many prayers
you've whispered during
the worst moments in my life,
and the many hopes for my success
in all that I dreamed of.

I appreciate the kind wishes
that would make me so happy and fulfilled,
and the gentle words of encouragement
that were meant to strengthen my quests.

I appreciate the moments of sorrow
you experienced during my failures,
and the little gestures of kindness
that always made me feel better.

I appreciate your acceptance,
your ability to understand,
and the sincere friendship
that always gave me such security.

I appreciate the wisdom
of all the lessons you taught,
and the meaning behind the words
"unconditional love."

I appreciate all you've done -
every word and gesture.
I know you've been the best there is -
a mother beyond all compare.

For all you've done...
thank you, Mom.
For all that you are...
I love you.

- Author unknown -

A Mother's Love Is a Haven in the Storms of Life

A MOTHER'S LOVE is like an island
In life's ocean vast and wide,
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the restless, rising tide ...

A MOTHER'S LOVE is like a fortress
And we seek protection there
When the waves of tribulation
Seem to drown us in despair ...

A MOTHER'S LOVE'S a sanctuary
Where our souls can find sweet rest
From the struggle and the tension
Of life's fast and futile quest ...

A MOTHER'S LOVE is like a tower
Rising far above the crowd,
And her smile is like the sunshine
Breaking through a threatening cloud ...

A MOTHER'S LOVE is like a beacon
Burning bright with faith and prayer,
And through the changing scenes of life
We can find a haven there ...

For a MOTHER'S LOVE is fashioned
After God's enduring love,
It is endless and unfailing
Like the love of Him above ...

For God knew in His great wisdom
That He couldn't be everywhere
So He put His little children
In a loving MOTHER'S CARE.

- Author: Helen Steiner Rice -


Blogger Sury said...

Wishing your mother a wonderful birthday, VKN. May she have many more :) That's such a sweet gesture from your side. The two poems are wonderful--aren't they so true? Best wishes to Thankamma and her entire family :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your mother VKN.


Blogger sailu said...

Wishing your mother a very happy healthy cheerful birthday,vkn!Lovely poem.

That reminds me of a small poem I wrote to my mom when I was in boarding school..:):)

I know a face,
A lovely face,
As full of beauty,
As of grace,
A face so lovely
ever so bright,
In utter darkness
it gives me light,
A face so lovely
so like a pearl,
To have seen it,
Am indeed a
lucky girl,
And this face belongs
to none other
than my kind,
loving and
understanding MOTHER!

To our moms whom we love and respect!

Blogger Garam Masala said...

Wishing your mom, many more happy and healthful years to come!

Those are such beautiful poems to dedicate to mom. I can't write as well as the 'unknown author', but couldnot agree more with the sentiments expressed!

Blogger Ravi said...

vkn, this post was so lovable. Please pass on our Birthday wishes too to your mom!

Blogger Paz said...

What beautiful poems, including Sailu's. Wow! Really impressive!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to VK's mom. I wish her and the entire family continued blessings!


Blogger vkn said...

Thank you everyone.

Mom - are you reading all these wishes? Jay - ensure that you get these to her today itself please. (Jay is my brother who is currently with her, fyi :-))

Anonymous priya,ar said...

wow u mom is really lucky to have son like u and vice versa. Best wishes for her good health . Happy Birthday Thankamma ! Were is you mom now ( in India )

Anonymous Indira said...

Happy Birthday Mom!
Although I don't know you personally, just seeing your face and reading VKN post about you made me feel like you are my mom too.
I hope you had a wonderful day surrounded by all of your loved ones.

Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Birthday wishes to your mom. She looks so cute:)

Blogger Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Wishing Ur mom A very happy Birthday!!!
Nothing is as pure as a moms love & I really miss my mother who is miles away from me...

Blogger Faffer said...

Reminds me of a quote by Browning:

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

How true.

Anonymous Lera said...

Wishing your Mother a wonderful Birthday!

Blogger vkn said...

Thank you everyone for all the best wishes that you have showered for my mom. She really enjoyed all of that and conveyed her heartfelt thanks to all of you. Cheers!


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