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How I evolved into the person that I am today because of my mother!

Updated on January 18, 2013
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This hub is a complete dedication to my mother as a special honor on her 50th birthday (June 16, 2012). She is my pillar of strength and my life is incomplete without her. She is everything to me and my world revolves around her. She molded me into the person I am today!

About my mother

Let me tell you about my mother. My mother's parents named her Chamundeeswari after a Hindu goddess, who is an incarnation of Goddess Durga. She is a typical family woman with strong morals and values. She is blessed with wisdom, practicality and maturity. She always speaks her mind and follows her heart. Due to her inborn sensibility and keen intelligence, her family members often relied on her for advice and consulted her on several important matters since she was a teenager! With her Sun sign in Gemini, she is sociable, jovial and likes to joke; with her Moon sign in Scorpio, she is extremely hardworking, determined and resourceful; and with her Venus sign in Cancer, she is very helpful, caring and loving. My mother is an ideal daughter, sister, wife and mother, all rolled together into a wonderful human being. She is the woman behind my father's success. She is not only part of my success story but also my entire life story!

How one fateful day changed our lives forever!

Two decades ago, my parents and I, then aged 4, was a tight knit happy family till I got afflicted with an unexpected problem due to heavy medication - hearing impairment. Like every other parents, my parents were shocked and shattered but managed to pick themselves up and decided to challenge life. My mother ensured that I led a normal life like any other normal kid. She worked very hard from morning to night, teaching me to talk, master the language of English and read books. Thus, as a result of my mother's efforts, my life changed for better. First I joined the school for children with hearing impairment for a brief period and then got enrolled in a normal school. Then I started doing normal things, interacting with people normally and studying in normal educational institutions all because of my mother!

16 things about my mother

This number of qualities of my mother coincides with my mother's birth date which falls on June 16th. This special list indicates that I am who I am because of my mother!

My mother is my........

1. Motivator

She encouraged me a lot in studies, creative hobbies, endeavours and career and I indeed succeeded in all these pursuits. She fostered creative interest in me and stimulated me to take part in various extra curricular activities. She motivated me to succeed in everything I attempted in life.

2. Teacher

When I was a child, before attending school, she home-schooled me and taught me English in a step by step manner. Under her teaching, my speech and language skills improved rapidly. Thanks to my mother, I was admitted in a reputed school and the rest is history.

3. Leaning Shoulder

Whenever I have problems in life, be it small or big like low marks in subjects, dealing with difficult people, etc, I turn to my mother. She always assures me with a motherly smile that I will be fine. She always listens to whatever problem I relate to her and she often comes up with good solutions to my problems.

4. Helper

During my school days, I often asked my mother to clear my doubts in tough subjects like mathematics and economics. She immediately cleared my doubts. She gave me invaluable tips on how to tackle the exam papers on time. Her smart tips worked wonders and I passed all my exams with flying colors throughout my academic career.

5. Advisor

My mother advised me to be a good human being. She instilled firm values in me such as discipline, diplomacy, punctuality, honesty and dedication. She counselled me to face both success and failure with an open mind. She created an urge in me never to give up and keep fighting all the way to ultimate success.

6. Spiritual guide

My mother is a person of sound mind. She advocated the importance of tolerance and calmness. She taught me that no human being is born completely perfect and I learnt to overlook others' faults. Above all, she wisely stated that life is like a balance scale for everyone and it is up to us to balance our lives well on our own, using our rationality.

7. Confidante

I am blessed to have shared a warm and cordial mother-daughter relationship with my mother over the years. I often disclosed my private matters to my mother and she is a good secret-keeper. As a result of this comfortable and understanding bond between us, my life is peaceful and secure without any major problems.

8. Supporter

I recall that as a child, my mother always accompanied me to school events where I participated in dance and sports programs. She did everything for me from deciding my jewelry and costumes required for the dance schedules to cheering me when I received prizes for my achievements in school.

9. Decision maker

I admit that I was bit indecisive when it came to making higher education and career choices. My mother enabled me to choose the options that suited me best and made me happy. Now my life has progressed well as planned. I have completed my masters in business administration. Now I work in a good company. I owe all my accomplishments to my mother.

10. Patron

My mother brought out the creative side of me. She acknowledged my homemade crafts to a great extent that she displayed them at home. I often created homemade cards and gifts for my mother on special occasions. My mother preferred these handmade presents to the ones purchased at shops. She also encouraged me to pursue jewelry-designing and creative writing seriously.

11. Cooking instructor

My mother is a skilled cook. She had learnt cooking since childhood. She makes delicious non-vegetarian dishes, savory vegetarian snacks and yummy desserts. She keeps in mind that the food cooked at home is not only tasty but also healthy. She took me under her wing and I enjoyed cooking new dishes with her.

12. Story-teller

Another recollection of childhood memories with my mother is that we read our favorite book daily. My mother spun interesting stories from the book which is a dictionary for children with pictorial illustrations. We often referred to this book as the green book because of its green cover. This was done to inspire me to read books and after that, I became an avid reader.

13. Fashion expert

My mother is a meticulous dresser and knows how to apply the right make-up. My mother often got the compliments from many relatives and friends for her good sense of fashion. She shared some useful make-up tips with me and also helped me in selecting the right clothes which also earned me appreciation from those known to me.

14. Fitness guru

My mother is very particular about the well-being and health of her family. She did not believe in diet fads and so-called quick weight loss. She stated that regular exercise and eating healthy are the correct ways to lose weight. On her suggestion, I adopted dance work out as part of my daily exercise routine and the results are progressively beneficial.

15. Well-wisher

My mother took good care of my welfare from the first day of my life. She took her duty of motherhood very seriously. Her major dream is to see me as a successful and happy individual. She has her own problems in life but this did not stop her from fulfilling her duties in taking care of me. This unique trait of hers made me proud to call her my mother.

16. Friend

I and my mother have a lot in common. We love watching movies, eating out and going for vacations. We often chat, joke and poke fun at each other. We enjoy playing many indoor games such as card games, word games, etc. We like to shop together and help each other in selecting the suitable items for ourselves. Nothing is better than spending my time and sharing the cherished moments with my beloved mother!



A special mention of my mother

My mother is the most important person in my life with whom I embarked upon a journey filled with love, care and affection. My mother is my inspiration and role model. I learnt so much from her and I would like to emulate her in every way when I enter motherhood in the near future. We too have our share of disagreements and arguments but this did not stop us from nurturing a beautiful mother-daughter relationship!

Copyrights © 2012 By Ishwaryaa Dhandapani

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and beautiful!

      A great tribute to your mother. You wrote it from your heart and that makes it all the more beautiful as an article. Well done!

      Happy Birthday to your Mom!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ shampa sadhya: Hi, thank you for the visit, sharing your engaging views and birthday wishes to my mother. I am blessed to have a caring and understanding mother. Take care.

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Lovely hub about your mum. She is indeed a wonderful mother. You are a lucky girl/woman in this world. Cherish your mother with lots of love!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful mother. She raised a great daughter I might add. :)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, absolutely beautiful hub about your mother, she sounds like a wonderful lady, please send her my birthday wishes and I hope she has a great day, voted up and beautiful, thanks for Sharing! nell

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      you had a great mother. nice tribute. on my FB wall.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ peachpurple: Hi, thank you for the read and for your thoughtful comments. My mother is very concerned about my well-being and I am what I am today because of her! Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ billybuc: Hi, thank you for the read and for your kind comments. My mother is extremely caring and understanding and thanks to her, I have a good and comfortable life. Take care.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      How lovely that you share such a great relationship with your mother and clearly feel such deep respect for her. She sounds wonderful and I feel sure she feel so delighted to have you for her daughter!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Nell Rose: Hi, my mother is not only a good mother but also a good human being. Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. I already conveyed your birthday wishes to my mother. She said a big thank you with a smile. Take care.

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      Akhand Pratap SIngh 5 years ago from Lucknow(U.P.) India

      Happy b'day to you mom, written by heart and yeah the word "mom" makes it even beautiful :) such strong relationship with your mother its respectful with all of my heart wish you both best wishes

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ishwaryaa,

      Your dear mother sounds like a wonderful woman and you are so fortunate to be able to celebrate her upcoming 50th birthday with her. May the two of you have many more years of happiness and shared friendship and experiences together.

      My dear mother was also my best friend and all around wonderful mentor. She is now gone until we are both reunited in the next life, but I have my memories.

      Your mother must be so proud of you and must love this honor that you have bestowed upon her with this hub. Voted up, beautiful and will SHARE.

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      I love the photos of the homemade cards, I'll always keep the ones my kids made for me. Thanks you for a beautiful and uplifting hub.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Your mother must be a wonderful person. The name "Chamundeeswari" is very profound, and makes me see a very courageous woman behind the name.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Mhatter99: Thank you for the read and for your thoughtful comments. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Melovy: Hi, thank you for the read and for your kind & encouraging comments. I am blessed to have shared a good relationship with my mother. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ endless sea: Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for the read and for your thoughtful and encouraging comments and your birthday wishes to my mother. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Peggy W: Hi, thank you for the visit and for encouraging comments & kind wishes. I am blessed to be my beloved mother's daughter. Also thank you for sharing your lovely story about your dear mother and nice to hear that you shared a beautiful mother-daughter relationship with your dear mother. Take care

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      You are a wonderful daughter to write this wonderful tribute to your mother. She sounds like a wonderful lady. Very touching. Sharing!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is a fine tribute by you to for mom on her 50 th birthday. I can see she raised a very loving child. I appreciate that she had the foresight to see you leading a normal life inspite of your early life hearing impairment.

      I pray this birthday brings her all that she desires especially your continued love.

      Voted up and beautiful. Also shared such wonderful love.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Sherry Hewins: Hi, I enjoy creating homemade cards and my mother loved them. So sweet of you to keep your children's homemade cards carefully - this shows that you are indeed a very caring and loving mother to your children! Thank you for the read and for your thoughtful comments. Take care

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      You've got a lovely mother and the tribute to your mom is excellent! It's a boon to be brought up under caring and loving mothers and we've to be grateful to them for that.

      Up and beautiful.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Vinaya Ghimire: Hi. Chamundeeswari, in Hindu mythology, is one of the most important avatars of Goddess Durga. At present, this goddess is revered in a famous temple of the same name in Mysore, Karnataka, India. This name is synonymous with Shakti which means dynamic energy or invincible. Thank you for the visit and for your thoughtful comments. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ tammyswallow: Hi, my mother made my life good and I am very grateful to her. Thank you for the visit & for your thoughtful comments. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ rajan jolly: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your kind & thoughtful comments. I am blessed to have a mother who is very concerned about me and that I am leading a normal life. Take care

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      It sounds like you and your mother are very close and you have a great relationship. Not too many people have that in their life and so I am happy to read about yours! Great story and thanks for sharing it!

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      Mother is a title. I should be capitalized.

      My Mother and I are close. Too close in distance but I still like her. Some days are easier than others.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ radhikasree: Hi, yes you are absolutely right. It is a blessing to be brought up by caring & loving mothers and we should be eternally grateful to them. Thank you for the visit & sharing your engaging comments. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ barbergirl28: Hi, I am blessed to have shared a good relationship with my mother. Thank you for the visit and for your thoughtful comments. Take care

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      An unusual piece to write for Father's Day but we all owe a debt of gratitude to our mothers. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ That Grrl: Thank you for the read & sharing your short sweet story about you & your mother. Nice to hear that both of you are very close. Even I and my mother are very close. Take care

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Now that's when I stand in a bow and comment to my fellas that these are Women Of Power and Women Of Substance....

      What a motivational tale Ishwaryaa... I am inspired and awed by the strength and will of your mother and the love and will of yours....

      Keep doing what you are doing.... You have already done your mother proud by coming so far... but there's a lot more to travel... and m sure now... That of all ... you will pull it off in style.. :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ alocsin: Hi, my mother's birthday falls on the day before Father's day. So I decided to write a tribute to my mother nearly a week earlier. Thank you for the visit and sharing your engaging views. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ rahul0324: Hi, thank you for the visit and sharing your wise views. Our mothers are our source of strength and inspiration and we are what we are today because of them! Take care, Rahul.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      What a wonderful birthday gift! It is clear that you have a strong connection and rightly so.

      She has clearly supported you through hard times, but don't forget that a lot of what you have achieved has also been through your own strengths, as well as the support of your loving mother.

      Shared, up and AWESOME!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Brett.Tesol: Hi, good to see you. I consider myself blessed to have such a supportive and caring mother. Thank you for the read and for your kind and thoughtful comments. Take care

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      wow...such a beautiful tribute to your mom. her name resonates with durga as to what your grand parents wanted her to be.

      so good to see that you see all these qualities in her and are admiring it. Jai ho to you as well, my friend!

      voted up and sharing it across

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      shimlahillstation 5 years ago from India

      Mothers are so sweet. Even you are the most ugly guy in the world they still say you are the most handsome .

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Ruchira: Hi, good to see you. My mom is very special to me and I am what I am today because of my mother. Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ shimlahillstation: Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for the read and sharing your views. Take care

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi ishwaryaa,

      Lovely hub about a wonderful mother. Hats off to you for dedicating this hub to your mom and to her for having made you into a beautiful and strong person. Good luck! Sharing it with my followers.

      Cheers, Rema

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ remaniki: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your kind & encouraging comments. Take care

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      JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

      Beautiful !!

      You have spoken your heart and I am sure your mother will be thrilled to read it

      Thanks for sharing

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ thumbi7: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your thoughtful comments. Yes, my mother was thrilled and touched. Take care

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      jeresteem99 4 years ago

      Good article, thanks for this great comment items for these beautiful lines I was hit, by its content. Thank you again and wish good luck

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      What a wonderful tribute--your mom must be pleased to know that you love her so much. Not many mothers can earn such respect--she must be very wonderful person. Happy birthday to your mother!!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ jeresteem99: Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. Good luck to you too.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ anglnwu: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your thoughtful comments. My mother is responsible for who I am today. Again thank you for your birthday wishes to my mother. Take care

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      How beautiful ishwaryaa22! From what I know about you, you are such an amazing person I'm not surprised that you have a fantastic mom. Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and shared!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ kelleyward: Hi, thank you for the visit and your kind & thoughtful comments. My mom is a very caring and hardworking person. You yourself are a fantastic mom and you took very good care of your three sons. Take care.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Your mom is a wonderful person and this hub is a great tribute to your mom. All the best to you, have fun and enjoy!!! Voted up.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Vellur: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your thoughtful comments. All the best to you too. Happy Hubbing. Take care

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear ishwaryaa22,

      I am further indebted to Vinaya as a dear friend because now I have met you...

      I could be your Mother in age as I am 50. My Mother was, like yours, my very best friend, leaving me (only in the bodily sense at the age of 82 in 2010). I have just written a Legacy series that mirrors many of the very qualitites you describe about your wonderful Mother... to me, showing our universality and the beauty of a Momma's unconditional love.

      This is a remarkably well written tribute, from your heart. Your Mother raised you to be an equally remarkable woman and it is my honor to get to know you. Voted UP & UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ marcoujor: Hi, so sweet of you to say this and so nice to hear about your unconditional love for your mom. I am very sorry about your mother but I am very sure that she is extremely proud of you always. I will check out your Legacy series soon. I enjoyed reading your interview series with male hubbers and I am looking forward to reading more of your work. Our fellow-hubber-friend Vinaya is indeed a good-natured gentleman. Thank you for the read and for your kind and encouraging comments. Take care

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      murugharajn 4 years ago from chennai,india

      @ishwaryaa--A great dedication and a wonderfully written hub.when i read this hub i have understood that you have put your soul into this.

      VOTED UP.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ murugharajn: Welcome to HubPages! Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this! This is one of my favorites of your hubs. Take care, Kelley

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Ish, This tribute was written from the heart and it's simply beautiful. Your mother must have cried when she read it. An absolutely wonderful birthday gift...straight from the heart and soul.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ kelleyward: Hi, it is nice to get the second visit from you for this hub. You are one of the most friendly and nicest fellow-hubber-friends I have ever met! Thank you a lot. Happy hubbing! Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Sunshine625: Hi, my mother was very happy about this tribute hub. She is responsible for who I am. Thank you for the visit and for your kind & thoughtful comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Beautiful tribute to your mother and can relate to the mother-daughter relationship, because my mother too has always been an inspiration to me and reading this I could very much relate. Have voted up much, shared and tweeted too.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

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      You are a very loving child and for sure you got that from your mother. Very beautiful hub! Your mommy must be very proud of you! Thanks for sharing! Voted up and more!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      What a wonderful way to say Happy Birthday. Your Mother sounds a lot like mine was. You are so fortunate to still have her in your life. My Mother died 30 years ago, and I still miss her.

      I would be proud to have you as a daughter!

      I voted this UP etc.

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      Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

      Excellent....I really enjoyed reading this hub....and a wonderful tribute to your mother as well...I think any parent strives to accomplish the 16 things qualities...voted up and awesome.

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      My dear, reading about your mother I do desperately want to see her photo...post one pl

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Well put and true! Glad to see you had such a close bond with your mother to make you the strong person that you are today, Ishwaryaa. The most important thing a parent should be to their child is a friend, then all the rest will be easier to see and learn from :)

      Great hub! Voted up and shared :)

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      Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Touching testimonial about your mom. I would be very honored if my daughters published a hub like this about me. Voted beautiful.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Janine Huldie: Thank you for the read and for your thoughtful comments. Nice to know that you too has shared a close bond with your mother which is very good! Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ ignugent17: Thank you for the read and for your thoughtful comments. My mother is a very caring and hardworking person. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Mary615: Thank you for the visit and for your kind & warm comments. Nice to hear about your mother and that you shared a close bond with your mother. Take care

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      Brenda 4 years ago from Springfield, MO

      Wonderful hub about your mother. My mom is also an amazing woman who i care very much for.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Cogerson: Hi, thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. My mother is a typical family woman who is imbibed with good values. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ dhannyya: Thank you for the visit and read. My fellow-hubber-friend, whenever you have the time and your choice, you can see my mother photos in my other two hubs - 'How do you know that he is indeed Prince Charming?' and 'Temple jewelry: Traditional and authentic jewelry of South India' Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ KDuBarry03: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your wise comments. You are right about parents being a friend to their child/children and the rest will fall into place positively. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Your Cousins: Hi, thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. I am very sure that your daughters loved you very much. Love straight from the heart is more important than anything in the world. Again thank you. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Trish303: Thank you for the read & for your thoughtful comments. Nice to know that you shared a close bond with your mother. Take care

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      TwilightDream 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Great! Wonderful! Fantastic! I'VE NO MORE WORDS NOW. WHAT A GREAT TRIBUTE TO A MOTHER FROM A LOVING DAUGHTER!! I wish you both a happy & enjoying LONG LIFE. God Bless!!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This tribute to your mother is so very beautiful - I hope she had a wonderful birthday.

      She must be very proud of you!

      Thank you for sharing something so special with us - voting up and beautiful.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Movie Master: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your kind comments. My mother had a wonderful birthday. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @TwilightDream: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your thoughtful & kind comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Your mother is a beautiful person, and so are you. Mothers everywhere should aspire to be as wonderful as her. voting and sharing!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Mama Kim 8: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your kind words. You are a very good mother yourself and your kids are blessed and very lucky to have you as their mother! Take care

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Very touching tribute to your mother. That is wonderful to have a positive relationship with her. What a blessing that she was such an advocate for you to joing in normal schooling, follow a normal daily activity, etc. That was doing what was right and best, from the heart.

      Rated up and A / B / I Thanks for this inspirational hub.

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      khmohsin 4 years ago

      ishwaryaa22,

      I am happy to see a social hub. With the passage of time, the moral values are going too down. Sincerely, a mother plays a key role in the mental growth and well groomed character building.

      Thanks for your inspirational hub. Voted and liked

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      My Mother was my best friend. She has been dead for over 30 years, and I still miss her. Beautiful tribute to your Mother, I'm sure she is proud of you.

      I voted this Hub UP, etc. will share, Pin and Tweet.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I'm definitely sharing this hub on my FB and would like my daughter to read it too. Very inspirational and what a wonderful way to dedicate it to your mom.

      God bless you both. Up and all.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Denise Handlon: Hi, thank you for the read and for your thoughtful comments. My mother wanted me to have a normal life and she nursed this desire deeply right from her heart. Now, I am an absolutely normal person, doing normal things and leading a normal life like everyone thanks to my mother! Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ khmohsin: Thank you for the read and for your kind & thoughtful comments. Yes, you are absolutely right about the importance of motherhood in the character-building of children. Also thank you for sharing your pearl of wisdom. Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ mary615: Hi, nice to know that your mother was your best friend. You are indeed blessed to have had shared a wonderful relationship with your mother. There is No doubt that your mother is always proud of you! Thank you for the second visit and sharing about yourself & your beloved mother. Happy hubbing! Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Cris Sp: Thank you for the read & for your very encouraging, thoughtful and kind comments. Happy hubbing. Take care

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      Jordanwalker39 4 years ago from GA

      Great hub! Makes me think of how my mom shaped me...

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Jordanwalker39: Welcome to HubPages! Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comment. Nice to know that you are blessed with a wonderful mother. Happy hubbing. Take care

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Great hub - you show your mother not just as your greatest inspiration and support but also as someone who is loved as a person - a sister, daughter, friend etc. Your mother sounds like an inspirational character who knew that she could make sure you were not disadvantaged because of your impairment.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Jools99: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your thoughtful comments. My mother has shaped me into the person that I am today and I am grateful to her eternally. Happy hubbing. Take care

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      anuramkumar 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A great tribute to your mother.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ anuramkumar: Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comment. Happy hubbing. Take care

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful and heart touching hub. A lovely write. Voted up.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Vellur: Hi, thank you for the second visit and read. I am indeed honored. Hope you had a wonderful new year celebration with your loved ones and may 2013 brings tons of happiness for you! Take care

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a lovely tribute to your mom! She is blessed to have such a bright light as you

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ ChristyWrites: Hi, thank you for the visit and thoughtful comments. I am indeed blessed to have a wonderful mother! Happy hubbing! Take care

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you for your great comment here. I return again, re-read, and am sharing to Twitter as well.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ ChristyWrites: Hi! Thank you not only for the second visit and read but also for your considerate comment. I am indeed honored. Take care

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      Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

      How beautiful! Your mother is an inspiration, the kind of mother we should all strive to be. My own dear mommy has been gone for over 10 years and I so miss her. It's so good to hear about a vibrant, happy mother/daughter relationship like you two share. She is a lucky lady!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Dolores Monet: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & thoughtful comments but also sharing about your beloved mother. I am indeed blessed to have a good and caring mother. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      What a lovely tribute to your mother. She must be a very special person. I love the way you have described all her wonderful attributes, taking each one separately. She did indeed raise a lovely, competent and loving daughter. I am going to look at more of your Hubs. I am surprised I did not see them before.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Vickiw: Welcome to HubPages! Thank you for the read & thoughtful comments. I am blessed to have a wonderful mother. Happy Hubbing!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Beautiful tribute. Cherish her beautiful friendship and life.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Ishwaryaa, this is truly an awesome tribute to a beautiful and really perfect mother.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ teaches12345: Hi, thank you for the visit & kind comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ MartieCoetser: Hi, thank you for the visit & very kind comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      I am really sorry that you had hearing loss when you were kid and the way you described your mom, it looks she is indeed a great lady. Voting it up and interesting and sharing it on twitter.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ Indian Chef: Hi, thank you for the visit & thoughtful+kind comments. Yes, my mom is indeed a wonderful person. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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      whsar 3 years ago

      wow i love my mom

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ whsar: Thank you for the read & encouraging comments.

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