Inspiring Experiences of a Mother - Winners
Created by Parentune Support Updated on May 17, 2016
The International Mother’s Day might be over but the essence and spirit never fades. We at Parentune also believe that ‘every day is a mother’s day’. And to celebrate the spirit of motherhood, we had online blog writing contest – Inspiring Experiences of a Mother’.
It was a huge success and we got tremendous good responses from all the participants. However, there can be only two winners and they are Priya Mankotia and Ranjita Das. Amrita Mazumdar Pokkunuri is the runners up in this contest. She has won an exciting goody bag. Congratulations to the winners! You both have won a kindle each! So keep reading, keep writing and keep inspiring!
The winning entries are featured below.
We will be declaring the winners of our offline contest soon. Stay tuned for updates.
Priya Mankotia - Top Entry
I was by nature and by attitude tom boyish, extrovert, Care a damn attitude kind of a person. Being a girl I never behaved like one and being the youngest I was always pampered by my father and siblings. Only my mother use to teach me etiquettes and make me realize m a girl which I use to hate By graduation I was asked to dress delicately wear salwar suits with dupatta. Being from a typical Marwari clan my behaviour was considered to be unacceptable by my mother. As we girls are expected to present ourselves in a way amongst the society that we should get marriage proposals (like it happened with my sister). My mother use to teach me a lot of things about being a girl, getting married and being a mother to which I never use to pay attention at all. For me getting married was something I was never ever interested. I always had in my mind that arrange marriage is 2 people fooling each other through out their life that they love and kids happen as they are forced by MILs or others. Love will never happen to me because m dark complexion and not attractive for any guy to fall for me. As I wanted to be independent i did MBA and got recruited on day 1. I convinced my parents to let me work. I was flying with the time until one day I happened to meet this new guy who joined as intern and for one project we had to work together. I started liking him from day one and when that like turned into love, from him too, I don't know and we started dating. We gave our relationship marriage stamp after a lot of struggle from both the parents side. I was very happy and both were enjoying our new life and did not feel that we need any other reason to be more happy. After 3 yrs of our marriage, One fine day I got to know that m pregnant, was very nervous. I was not ready for this, huge responsibility, to compromise my beautiful life, career and I have heard from people that baby comes between husband and wife and life gets twisted initially. I was just not ready for all this and told my husband about my fears and wanted to abort. At the same time I thought about my husband how much he loves kids and wants at least one child. Considering this I went ahead but throughout my 9 months I was always worried about my fears. Now, I was seeing a different side of my husband, from the start he took care of me, my cravings in fact mid-night cravings from pani Puri to ferrero rocher cake, my pains, not missing even 1 doc appointment, sonography and tests, fulfilling all my wishes whatsoever. The day has come and I was blessed with a adorable little angel. We both were so happy and he thanked me for the most beautiful gift. It's been 2 months that m a mother now. I'm so happy and thankful to God for making me experience this. I'm just loving each and every day from breast feeding, giving massages and bathing her, gazing at her twinkling eyes, hands and feet, humming and singing lullabies. Our relationship have a new name, the affection has no bounds Of course there will be more challenges but m ready to face it without any fear. I want to very happily sum up that m proud to be a mother, and yes it's totally a different experience which only we being a girl can experience it. Today m proud of being a woman and a mother of a girl.
Ranjita Das - Top Entry
For me motherhood was a very much awaited happiness. .At the age of 38 I conceived .-Moreover my weight was more and I was suffering from anxiety problem. but the day my baby knocked me in my womb, I filled myself with positivity. It was a miracle , a gift of God. Believe me whole through that 9 months I was like in a meditation period.every day I used to nurture my soul with positivity and hopes. each morning I used to start very early with a slow walk near to nature with a promise to myself that I won't let any anxiety touch me and my little one. It wasn't easy for a woman who is listening to the taunts that pregnancy won't be easier for me because of my age and weight. I will suffer from many ailments like high BP, blood sugar, joints pain many more.with a pounding heart I started my journey. But as my dietician sister used to say pregnancy itself is a miracle of god, a gift of God.The chosen one must be positive and happy..That 9 months I was just was closed to God and full of hopes.. I believe the baby inside your womb is a angel , near to God.so talk to your baby when you feel down, ask for it's help..it works, believe me..Till the last day of my pregnancy I was capable to walk, eat , laugh. no ailment touched me..MOTHERHOOD IS A GIFT OF GOD.ACT LIKE A CHOSEN ONE..
Amrita Mazumdar Pokkunuri - Runner Up
Three months into our wedding, I had travelled to Karjat to attend an advanced Human Process Lab or Sensitivity Training. Throughout the program, the only feeling that kept coming back to me was a deep yearning for motherhood. Also there was this spirit of a little boy every now and then that I visualized in different people. It's also something I felt very strongly and strangely throughout the 5 days. I was happy but others didn't empathise with my situation. I shared my anguish with my husband, questioning what's happening to me... he was worried. At the close of the program he came to Mumbai and we spent the weekend in the city, before heading back to Ahmedabad, where we stay. Within a month we were expecting. I now know that it was our Cub who was singing to me before he came to us and that was what I was experiencing. It was such a profoundly powerful and deeply spiritual experience that I simply do not have adequate words to explain. Our Cub is now 6.5 months old and he is our world!
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| May 25, 2016
| May 19, 2016
Thank u so so much Parentune for giving this opportunity to write, specially about our motherhood experience. I'm so happy and will be eagerly waiting for my Kindle Thanks once again
| May 18, 2016
| May 18, 2016
Congratulations ladies! You all deserved it!
| May 18, 2016
Truly inspiring experiences of these mothers. Congratulations!!
| May 18, 2016
Congratulation ladies!three altogether different emotions n connection of/to motherhood!journey of a tomboyish girl to woman to mother..... miraculous pregnancy n emergence of a ppsitively strong mother and than such a pious n spiritual depiction of mum n bud connection... even before the motherhood came! Loved all these... very well written n deserved to b appreciated!:):)
| May 18, 2016
congratulations ranjita, amrita and priya!
| May 17, 2016
Congratulations ... girls
| May 17, 2016
Well deserved! Congratulations to all the winners !