I Wish I Could Tell You

I wish I knew a way to always protect her.

From an unsavory comment by her classmate.

From a casual neglect by a teacher.

From a small accident at recess time.

From my own well-meaning but faulty parenting.

When I look at her, I know she deserves nothing but the best.

But what is the best?

Is it to protect her from every possible, probable hurt?

Or is it to let her be- even if it means, she experiences a mild let-down, from her family and friends, at times?

I wish I could tell her, all that I have learned about the real world….that no amount of self-improvement will impress that one bully who dresses up as a friend.

I wish I could tell her that, her humor lights up a room.

I wish I could tell her that even though I get upset about her covering her bedroom walls with colors and stickers, never in a million years do I want her to stop being silly, or stop being a child.

I wish I could tell her in a way she can comprehend that her kindness and wise words fill my heart with so much love and genuine respect for her.

I wish I could stop β€œfine-tuning” her already fascinating personality.

I wish I could tell her that every time I held her hand too tight while crossing a road, or appear too paranoid while she makes her 50th jump from the sofa on to the floor, I am as much trying to protect her as I am trying to manage my untamable fears.

I wish I could tell her that a mother’s heart and mind are scary places. That no person should ever be exposed to that kind of frantic and fearsome worrying. The constant worrying about possible scenarios in which their child can get hurt.

But mostly, I wish I could tell her every day, that she is perfect. That she is loved. That she is worthy of everything that comes her way.

27 Replies to “I Wish I Could Tell You”

  1. Hi Aashi,

    This is my first read of your work and I must say that It is very refreshing, original, relatable and something which is not just a piece of summed up vocabulary.

    I enjoyed it, probably more because it resonates every bit of what I feel for my daughter. It was like a mind voice.

    Hugs from one anxious mum to another.

    Keep writing. Much love
    Sabina Anjum

    1. Hi Sabina!

      I’m so glad you liked the post. Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you enjoy the rest of the posts, as well.

      And yes, these fears and worries play in my mind over and over again, just like you, I’m sure.

      Love,

      Aashi

  2. So we’ll written and beautifully expressed…keep on writing such fabulous stuff Ashi…you’re the voice of a million mothers!❀

  3. Hey Aashi, this is the most wonderful thing about you that the most deepest feelings come through your words so naturally and beautifully…as a new mom i could relate to a few things…looking forward to this beautiful journey called motherhood and more wonderful words from you…kudos !!!

  4. Super awesome Aashi.. Really loved every word written in this blog ..You have expressed your love so nicely could relate it as being a new mom..

  5. Maaa to Maa hoti hai πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
    Even the max in parenting will always feel minimum for our kids . I too have this dilemma sometime .

  6. Lovely! So beautifully expressed πŸ™‚ While reading the entire piece I kept thinking about my Mom and how she worries and love her daughters tirelessly — even when the daughters are 30+ :p

    Being an aunt to many kids I could relate to each and every word written. You’re certainly raising Inara very well. Salute to all you moms!

  7. Lovely! So beautifully expressed πŸ™‚ While reading the entire piece I kept thinking about my Mom and how she worries and loves her daughters tirelessly β€” even when the daughters are 30+ :p

    Being an aunt to many kids I could relate to each and every word written. You’re certainly raising Inara very well. Salute to all you moms!

  8. Hi Aashi
    Totally relate with every single word you have written.
    You have expressed a mother’s emotions very well.
    Waiting for your next write-up.
    All the best
    Love to you.!!

  9. Hey Ashi,

    I loved it and am sure every mother will be able to relate to it , hope you will continue writing and wishing you success and looking forward to reading more of your thoughts.

    Loads of love and best wishes

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