Miss you Mom

A day which has etched like none other in the Rao household – 02/24/2020. This is the day we lost our dearest Mother. The loss is unbearable, very raw,  and the deepest sorrow a heart can ever bear. 

A mom who was an exceptional daughter to her parents. A daughter who lives behind her 104 year old Mother in deep grief.

A mom who was a doting Sister to her siblings. A sister who left her brother tear up every time he talked about her, and was quite eager just before her passing away to spend her time with her brother and Mom in Mysore.

A mom who was truly a devoted wife to her Husband. A wife who never left her Husband even for a single day alone. A devoted couple who were married close to 60 years.

A mom who was a role model to her kids especially her daughters. A mother who was a trail blazer showing her kids how to push for their dreams, how to make a mark in this tough world, how to work hard, how to be involved in your kids, how to balance work and home.

A mom who was truly proud of her Son-in-laws. A mother-in-law who was like a Mom to her Son-in-laws who adored her.

A mom who was an amazing grandmother to her grandkids. A grandmother who showed unconditional love towards her grandkids and cherished all their accomplishments.

A mom who was an amazing relative and friend to so many of her relatives & friends. She was there for everyone that needed her during their good and tough times. And yes, we need someone to support us during tough times.

A mom who was an incredible professor to her students. A professor who supported all girls studying in her college and helped them succeed by paying their fees, by providing them emotional support and many a times talking to parents to let the girls continue further studies.

A mom who was kind to anyone she worked with. To the auto driver, to the watchman, to the care taker, to the construction worker next door, each and everyone she touched, loved her for her generosity and empathy she showed.

A mom who will be dearly missed by one and all she touched in her life. A mom who will be dearly missed every second. A void in our life which will never be filled.

Who do we call Amma/Mom now? 

Where do we find the loving arms which waited for us to fly to India?

Where do we find the mom who kept counting not days but minutes for our arrival?

Where do we find the mom with whom we could share anything and everything?

Where do we find the mom who was proud of our achievements?

Where do we find the mom who never ever judged us?

Where do we find the mom who when said “Amma I love you” said “Me too”?

Where do we find the mom who was a fighter and showed us incredible resilience by saying I don’t have anything to worry when she was battling sickness?

A void in our life which will never ever be filled.

We love you MOM. We pray and wish we get a Mom like you in every life, and wish we can be a mom like you to our Kids.

Rao Family

53 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chandrika Vaidya on May 26, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Hello Meera avare.
    I can understand your feeling about loosing your Mom. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    I also lost my mom on April 6 2020. Me my bother are outside the India and my sister lives India but not in same city where my Mom used to live. Becoz of Clovis lockdown one of us go and gives her last respect. It’s is very heard to believe that you can’t see your mom anymore.
    Om Shanti.

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  2. Posted by Shubha Sridhara on April 2, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    My deepest condolences to your family. I lost my mother a year and a half ago, so haven’t been into many things. Nobody can replace a mom, and nobody can be called “Amma”. May God give you all the strength to go through this tough phase.

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  3. Posted by Rohini on March 27, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Very Sorry to hear about the loss.
    Pray the Lord to give you strength to bear the loss.
    May the departed soul rest in peace.

    Om Shanti

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  4. Posted by K.LAKSHMAN. on March 24, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to you in the bereavement you have suffered. One’s mother is unique in relationship and affection. Even time cannot heal the grief of her loss.May God give you the strength to bear this shock with fortitude. K.LAKSHMAN.

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    • Heartfelt condolences, madam. I had always thought that your mother was very much like my mother and of course like most mothers of that age group. I lost my mother on 27 April 2017. May God give you mental courage to face the situation, and may your mother’s soul rest in peace.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on April 4, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      🙏

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  5. Posted by Kumudha on March 21, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Meera, my heartfelt condolences to you and your loved ones. Such a lovely tribute to your mom.

    Please take care of your health.

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  6. “Om Namo Narayana Om”

    Avarige sadgati prapthi agirali endu Sri Hari alli prarthisutheve..

    Sent from my iPhone

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  7. Posted by Padma Rao on March 20, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Condolences to you and your family, Meera. May god give the strength for you all to bear this sorrow and take you mother’s memories and cherish them. Take care

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  8. Sorry to hear, may God give you strength to pass this trauma. Please take care and stay strong.

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  9. Posted by sandhyagangadhar on March 19, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Sorry Meera , just saw your post ,my condolences to you &your family..My mother also passed away I can understand .,no .one can take her place ,we feel like orphans. I pray God to give you strength..

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  10. Posted by Jyothi Girish on March 19, 2020 at 3:55 am

    Dear Meeravre,

    Nimma pujya ammanavara atmakke shanti sigali, edu tumbalarada nasta jeevanadalli, nimage edarinda hora baralu devru nimage dairya, atmastairya kodali endu rayaralli bedikollutene.

    Jyothi

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  11. Heart felt condolences. I met her in your house when you were there and remember the affectionate talk with me and my wife.

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  12. Posted by SN DESHPANDE on March 18, 2020 at 6:15 am

    Dear sister Meera, Very sorry to note that your beloved mother has reached the ultimate abode. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I know how bad it is when you loose your mother, since I too lost my beloved 90 years old mother just 6 months ago on 13th August 2019. There’s no parallel to mother however old she may be. She is always the most loving & affectionate person on this earth. I pray the almighty to rest her soul in Heavenly peace. Regards, SN Deshpande

    On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 9:37 PM Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu wrote:

    > meeraghu posted: ” A day which has etched like none other in the Rao > household – 02/24/2020. This is the day we lost our dearest Mother. The > loss is unbearable, very raw, and the deepest sorrow a heart can ever > bear. A mom who was an exceptional daughter to her par” >

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  13. Posted by Archana Sanjay on March 18, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Dear Meera,
    My heartfelt condolences on the passing away of your mother. I know it is tough , please be strong, your father needs you now. Take Care.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear this news Meera.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  15. Posted by V. Gopal on March 17, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Very sad. Even Krishna left his mortal body, when his task ended. She lived her full life. I am sure she has entered the Vishnu Lora for Hari panda seva.

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  16. Posted by Ushadevi on March 17, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    So sry for your loss sis, Rest In Peace to her. God almighty give you the strength Sis. Take care 😞

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  17. Posted by dvirada on March 17, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    We are so sorry .Our deepest condolences.

    We sincerely pray to the Lord to take care of your mother and to give you and your family strength.

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  18. Posted by Shubha on March 17, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Sorry to hear the Great loss Meera.
    Be happy that she has shared all the
    Skills n made one of the Best daughter,
    N mother too.

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  19. Posted by Vani on March 17, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Deepest condolences to you and your family, Meera. May her soul rest in peace.

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  20. Posted by Alkananda Rao on March 17, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Very sad for your loss .. May our beloved Rayaru in whom we all have unstinting faith give you strength to bear this loss and tide over your grief.

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  21. Posted by Lalitha Rao on March 17, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    We all miss your Amma, Meera. A very beautiful, sentimental eulogy. She is always in our minds and prayers. Now take care of your Dad. He will have so many stories to tell you about her. Take care. Love, Lalitha Aunty

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  22. Posted by Indira on March 17, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss Meera. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. A mother is God’s priceless gift to us and nothing and nobody can replace her.
    She is with Rayuru now. My prayers for her and to your family.

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  23. Posted by jyothi ramamurthy on March 17, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Dear Meeraji
    May her soul rest in peace, yes its true very sad to hear sorry for such a big loss, please take care of your health let God almighty give you all the strength to bear this unbearable sorrow.
    Once again sorry to hear
    Jyothi.R

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  24. Posted by vijayaa108 on March 17, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Very touching tribute to your Amma!
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. A mother can be never replaced!
    Our Mothers who never thought about themselves. Our Mothers who always put themselves last!
    The vacuum they leave can never be filled.
    Once again their memories live O and inspire us to carry on till our stop comes….. With प्रार्थना for शान्ति 🙏🕉️

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