Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mostly Mamina...Blogging from A to Z.

A is for Anna

The day my husband told me that in his native language the word for mother is mamina was the day I started yearning for a little voice calling me just that. Mamina.

It was a rough ride going from being a couple to being parents but less than a year ago, on a cold spring morning, a few weeks before time, I was wheeled into the hospital and a quick C-section later, a strong voice protested her eviction from a warm womb into a cold operation theater.
"It's you!" I exclaimed. She looked at me and blinked.
"Of course, it's I. And you are mine. My Mamina." She seemed to say. Of course my husband would say she was just blinking away the strong lights in the room.
Either ways, ever since, my daughter Anna has in a way only she can, led me through an assortment of emotions, life lessons and into a different phase of existence. She is truly my alpha.

This month is a little inheritance I leave for her. Though on some days I'm sure it will be a sanity check for me as well. Roller coaster....I've heard that's what parenthood does to your mind. Yes?


  1. I love this insight into your family. Mamina. That's perfect.

  2. Sweet mamina. You were meant to be a mother. Anna is indeed blessed to have a strong, sensitive, intuitive and loving Ammai. So happy that you're blogging again!

  3. Well said chechi..
    Thing about this ride is that you never want to get down from it.. :)

  4. It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time. Mamina... love that.
    As I See It Daily

    1. Hi, I already am! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Hello there, "Mamina" ;-)
    God is love. (1John 4:8) He created us in His image, so we love. (Genesis 1:26, 27; 1 John 4:11)
    It was out of love that God sent His son to earth to die for us. (John 3:16)
    The greatest gift we can ever give is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
    Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:8)
    Thanks for sharing. I appreciate the visit too.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Entrepreneurial Goddess!

  6. There is no journey like it. Magical!

  7. Mamina. Heard that word for the first time. sounds very sweet, like all other words meaning Mother.

  8. Anna's Mamina, 'Anne' (sometimes 'ana' as short) is the turkish word for mother.
    It's like a rising circle, we all go through the same points but at different elevations.
    May your parenthood be a delightful experience at all levels X


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