There are fewer things in life that are more precious than a mother’s love.
Be it hours of sleeplessness and worry during the nights we fell sick or the times when our smallest of achievements welled up their eyes with pride, the contribution of mothers in making the person we are today deserves far more appreciation.
Most of us only acknowledge the depth of our mother’s love and selflessness once we leave behind the safe confines of our homes in pursuit of dreams and ambitions. Living far from family often makes one realise the value of home-made food and the amount of care and heed that goes behind it.
Though cities and towns now offer a greater range of restaurants and eating joints that specially cater to people living on their own, nothing would ever come close to ‘ghar ka khana’ that is prepared out of love, amidst other ingredients.
This is even more true for those in the defence forces, who sacrifice their sleep and family life for the country and serve at remote locations while surviving on military ration for months.
For these brave souls, it is probably the memory of a warm plate of food prepared by their mother that keeps them going during nights full of homesickness and despair.
In turn, mothers eagerly await their children’s homecoming, just to feed them with every delicacy that their aged hands can conjure up.