My Teacher, My Mentor, My Best Friend – My Mother
Each one of us had had that one person in our lives who changed our lives; that person without whom we could never have achieved all the things we have achieved. This is the person in our life who teaches us, how to tell the difference between right and wrong, make better life decisions, and get on the path of righteousness. Some might find that person in the form of their friends, parents, life partners and some might put God in place of that person. For me, my mother has been the most important person in my life. She helped me take all the good decisions in life, supported me in times of misery, celebrated with me in times of happiness and was always by my side. I found a good friend, a great mentor and a knowledgeable teacher in my mother. My mother is just an ordinary woman with an extraordinary fortitude, perseverance, determination, a benevolent soul, and a very kind heart. She is the glue which keeps our family together. Her sacrifices and efforts for our family are countless. I vividly remember the time when I was nine, when both my mother and father were working. I used to come back from school in the afternoon and just so that I didn’t feel scared or alone after coming from school, she used to drive all the way from her office and back to the house in the one hour rest break that she had. In this time she would clean me up, give me food, and put me in bed before leaving back for office. The little kiss on the forehead that she used to give me before leaving for her office again was the most precious thing for me at that time. Even when she used to be burned out from all the chores and office tasks in the day, she would be the first person to heed to any needs of the family, whether it was food or going to shop or just listening to our daily life stories. Her valuable advice, related to studies, career, and girls helped me to shape my life in the best way possible. I can never forget how she always used...
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