Naina Dsouza – Mothers are the Real Magicians of our life.
Like they say, ‘All is fair in Love and War”. When you are madly in love, your world centres around your soul mate and at times you end up hurting your loved ones in the bargain. With Mother’s Day round the corner, we were fortunate to get a story of one such sane, sorted and accomplished career woman who had a run-away marriage against her parent’s wishes.
Super-successful Naina Dsouza is a full-time career professional and also an accomplished Mom Blogger. Here in the interview, Naina shares intimate details about her runaway marriage and the strong bonding with her parents, especially her mom.
You will surely read this story more than once.
What has been the most favourite memory of your Mom?
When I was little, I was constantly following my mom wherever she went. I was like her personal assistant. I remember waiting outside the bathroom door too while she went in. I never wanted her to be out-of-sight from me.
What are some special memories you have about your mom, where she went out of the way to keep you happy?
My mom has always gone out of her way to be there by my side. She did all what a real mother could do. When I got married against my father’s wishes. I was really touched by whatever she did for me during those emotionally tough times.
What are the two lessons from your Mom which have made you a better individual?
My Mother has given us many strong values which will stay with me forever. I would mention 2 of them in short here:
- Never Lie.
- Never touch anybody’s belongings without their permission.
How was your relationship with your mom over a period of time? How has it evolved over a period of time?
I come from an orthodox family background and our relationship was never like friends. We never spoke about anything and everything openly but now we do speak about everything going on in our lives. Yes, we have evolved as friends over a period of time.
Any moment in life where you hurt your mom and are sorry about it. Do narrate the incident.
I did hurt my Mom and Dad as well, when I walked off from my home and married against their wishes. Although it was their love for me, it’s something one can never forget. It was the worst and the best decision of my life. I admit that I did hurt my Mom the most. Thankfully, this tough phase subsided and today things are back to normal. Overall, I do feel sorry about the traumatic situation all of us went through.
How are you and your mom different from each other?
She is very simple in all aspects. On the other hand, I am quite modernistic and practical in my thinking.
Any moments in life (related to your mom) you would like to change or alter. Why?
I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing Mom’s modern version without any generation gap issues and being more fun friends together.