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Mother's Day Contest

The contest, on the face of it appeared facile enough, but we're sure when you actually sat down to write a message to your mom, you realised the enormity of the task. After all, what can one say to one's mom? Are mere words enough to express your innermost emotions? Nevertheless, GoDubai surfers rose to the occasion as one and flooded us with a deluge of entries. We were truly overwhelmed.

We reproduce here some heartfelt messages from surfers:

Khaled Alturki

This is just another year where the entire world stops to admire your greatness. Everyone is talking about you and what you have achieved. You made me become the man that I am today. I am proud to be your son and would live all my life with my head up remebering all the sacrifices you took for me. All those battles that you took, as if you were a cat that would defend her kitties from anyone. You were the school that tought me life and how to become a positive model. You were the nurse that took care of me whenever I felt sick. But most of all, you were the friend that I relied on everytime I need to confide. I hope that this letter reaches out to you in the other world bringing one more smile in your angelique face.



Saveena

Dear Mama, we have been together for years yet never had it occurred to me that the MOM who woke me up everyday for school , even though i did nothing other than switch off the alarm and promise everyday that i would never do it ; the MOM who patiently stood with my plate of breakfast trying to feed me even though i always complained that it tasted horrible ,the MOM who suffered from exam fever although i was the one writing the exam and at rest, the MOM who stood beside me and assisted me in every walk of life when i needed her the most, the MOM to whose advises i always lent a deaf ear and listened to only my peers at school, the MOM who prayed for me everyday even though i never even bothered to even think of her........is so so much a part of my life. i just don't understand how you tolerate me, MOM... i probably have never given you a reason to smile but i know that you have never forgotten to smile .and probably that is why God has created this day so that i may at least find time to spare a thought to the most important person in my life, out of the one hundred and one unimportant jobs that seem important to me... i know of those who have lost their moms and now i realize that i could never live without you. i pity myself that i never recognized the treasure of my life ,you my MOM. i never realised that you were so much a part of existence and even the reason for my existence...i know that no amount of thanks' or sorrys' can work up for all that you have done for me and wipe out all that i have done to you. i don't have anything to give you Ma.it's only words and words are all i have to express my gratitude,love and respect for you.


Bhavnavijith


Love Ethereal of a terrestrial divinity
Offspring's Love, they say, is water flowing uphill...
but mother's love
is a virgin stream cascading from the mountains
drenching the parched lands below
so pure, sacred, and selfless.
Yes, your love mother, is as forceful as the stream gushing down
packed with energy and exuberance
rushing forth to embrace me in your loving arms.
Your love, mother, was the quiet serenity, that soothed my feverish brow
it was the secure warmth that embraced me when the world turned hostile
the gentle breeze that swept me onwards to my goal
the hand behind my neck, which guided my Life's pathways
the patience that bore my tantrums, the rod that broke my vices
the terrestrial Divinity, the axis of my soul, of my very existence.
Sitting at the computer, so so far away from home
I feel the anxiety of your intense eyes waiting for a particular footfall
I love you, mum, more than I've ever let you know.
On Mother's Day, let me offer myself, at your shrine.



Saira

om..my dearest mom...wish u were here in my life today. There is not one day when i have not remembered you. Every mother's day i think..i wish i had the chance of giving you the best on this day. It's 15 years since you left this world..but were always there in my heart. Like everybody my mom is special to me. I hae missed her in all my special moments.my marriage, my first delivery, my second baby...etc...i have always wanted her in the good and bad times...!



Safeer

"M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER" A word that means the world to me.



Maisara

"Dear mama,its your day and I want to thank you for everything you have done. Being a single mother after papa's death you have done more than what a woman can.u fight for us and for our betterment,u pray for us,u love us like anything u never let us feel that papa is not with us.thanx mama i really love u and want to give every happines to u.i wish i would be as strong as you are.



Chandra B. Mishra

Although I remember you all the times but some special occasions are there in the year when I remember you specially. These are your Birth day, Mothers day, alsmost all the festive days when I remember you for giving me delicious dishes of the festive occasions. No one can forget his / her mother. mother is the one who cares much to their baby,kids and finally grown up son and daughters. mother is happy when her kids ares healthy and happy. Do you think any expectation is there in the mothers mind. No she always thinking about well being of the kids. Mother is second name after god in taking care of her children. for mother, Child is child whether he / she is grown up enough. Married son and daughter are also worry for mother as usual when they were single.


Habeeb

It is indeed a joy & privelige that i was born with you as my mother. You are the one who showed me the light in this world.
By taking great care & pride you have made whatever i am today. Even if reach any pinnacles in my carrear & life that will not match the
sincerity & dedication of your love, gratitude towards me when i was a kid.
Mom i love you the most, even a slight thought of you gives me th ecomforts of life & sense of pride that my mother is there to look for me.
I wish you a very happy Mothers's day. Any gift will not equate with the gift you have given me by giving birht to me. I will always be grateful to you.



Zehra Tanveer

You are the greatest mom in the world who sacrifice her whole life for their children. Being not so qualified you give your children higher education in a good school.You are great because after my father's demise you with such courage look after us though you have not enough money but whatever you have you spend on us and give us good education which is commendable. Being myself as a girl you were never partial towards me and always there in my joys and sorrows when i am teen and now when I am a woman. Hats off to you mamma. Thank you for everything you have done for me.



Misbah

Today's Mother's Day-your day!I've never really given you anything on this day before;in fact I don't think I've ever even wished you.But after having got married I have realized the part you played in my life for these 22 years.I don't mean to say that I didn't love you before-it's just that I had taken a lot for granted.But now that I have become a mother myself I have really and truly understood what all you did for me in all those years. You were always there when I needed you-you provided that much needed shoulder when I had to shed my tears-you shared my joys and laughed with me at my silly jokes-you also gave me that much needed spanking and scolding when I deserved it!You were the solace of my life and my best friend-there was nothing I could not share with you.Today I stand as the person I am because of your hard work,your moral support and above all your love.I hope I can be half as good a mom to my daughter as you were to me.So here's a big tribute and a huge thanks



Asma

I thought this was one of the best ways created so far, for us to show that Mama you are the best. Times and again
we try to tell our mothers that we love them a lot, but as every one knows in this fast pace crazy world no one squeezes in enough time to confess our feelings and gratitude to our dear loved ones. Mom this day I would definately say to you that I LOVE YOU so much that no matter how much I try I wouldn'tbe able to express it in quantitative or qualitative terms. Then to, I feel, it wouldn't measure up to the love you hold for me. Mom I would also like to thank you today for all the times that you have helped me through the tough situations and also the times that you gave in a lot of sacrifices for me. Mom thanks for sharing with me all the happy and sad times and also for bearing with me when I acted unreasonable.



Nayyer

It will fill her heart with joy Tell her that I've met my Saviour God has saved her wand'ring boy. The tears and sorrow I have caused her How I wish I could repay But tell her I'll be waiting for her We'll meet in heaven some glad day How she cried when I left her I know it filled her heart with pain She said, "Son, please don't leave me For we may never meet again." Years have passed since that parting But I know she waits and prays Soon I'll cross that dark river Please let her know that I was saved. I always love you mother.



Huda

I wish I know where my mom is so I could give her the warmest hug and tell her how much she means to me. Perhaps I'm not that lucky person who'd a mom to share every thing in my life with.I'm a mother of four and I'm nearly 40 yearsold,yet I'm longing for my nature mother's touch and love.I'm giving the best care and providing my kids love,what I've missed from my mom.My father told me that my mom left me to him because he can't marry her.He only wanted a child from her for his first wife couldn't bare any,my mom was young and needed a sucured life for herself.I don't blame her for that.I always pray and ask God to protect her where ever she is.I don't know if she still alive or not,I don't know even her name.My father refused to tell me her name.I'd like to tell people who have got a mother specially if she's still alife,that how lucky they are.Now you've got a chance to tell her how much she means to you tell her don't keep it inside you.She deserves to know.If u think that there's something you have never done or say to her do it.I wish all mothers in the world to be very happy and may God protect her not only on mother's day but forever.



Ritu Sainani

I want to wish you so many blessings and special things... Happiness - in return for the joy you bring; Laughter - for brightening all our days; Paths - that take you wherever you want to go; and Appreciation - of your sweet and wonderful ways. I am so thankful for the gift of a mother like you. I am grateful for the bond we share that stays so strong. I feel so blessed by our memories - keeping us close whenever we're apart. Forever you will be encircled with the love I hold for you... in my heart. When you have a mother who cares so much for you That anything you want becomes her desires. When you have a mother who is so understanding that No matter what is bothering you she can make you smile. When you have a mother who is so strong that No matter what obstacles she faces she is always confident in front of you. When you have a mother who actively pursues her goals in life But includes you in all her goals, you are very lucky indeed. Having a mother like this makes it easy to grow up into a loving, strong adult. Thank you for being this kind of wonderful mother.


Rahul Sainani

You are a remarkable woman who accomplishes so much as a strong woman in a man's world. You are strong but soft, You are strong but caring, You are strong but compassionate. You are a remarkable woman who accomplishes so much as a giving woman in a selfish world. You give to your friends, You give to your family, You give to everyone. You are a remarkable woman who is also a remarkable mother. And you are loved by so many people whose lives you have touched - especially me. You have shown me how to give of myself You have shown me leadership You have taught me to be strong You have taught me the importance of the family You have demonstrated unconditional love You have demonstrated a sensitivity to people's needs You have handed down to me the important values in life You have handed down to me the idea of achieving one's goals You have set an example, throughout your life Of what an ideal mother and woman should be like I am so proud of you and I love you forever A mother like you must be the dearest of all God's creations. I can't think of anything that is as sweet as a mother's love, That is as precious as you are to me, or that is as appreciated As you are by every single smile within me. I love you so much, Mom and I thank God that you're mine.


Arlette

There is no love, like a mother's love, no stronger bond on earth... like the precious bond that comes from God, to a mother, when she gives birth. A mother's love is forever strong, never changing for all time... and when her children need her most, a mother's love will shine. God bless these special mothers, God bless them every one... for all the tears and heartache, and for the special work they've done. When her days on earth are over, a mother's love lives on... through many generations, with God's blessings on each one. Be thankful for our mothers, for they love with a higher love... from the power God has given, and the strength from up above.


Fiona

Though I have never told you in so many ways, I sure hope that you understand the tremendous amount of respect that I bear in my heart for you. Bringing us up through tough times, all alone while Dad toiled away in an alien country; You raised us with ehtics which may at sometime felt like a burden, but now I do understand how effective in making me the individual that I am. And the best tribute that one can give their mother I wish to give to you, that being that now as I am a mother myself, I am able to bring up my children with the same respect for others and morals that you taught me.


Laniya Sunny

Mom - the greatest gift God has given me. Mom , thank u for letting me make mistakes. Thank you for loving me inspite of them ...thank you for loving me even though i have disappointed you and hurt you. Mom ,now that i have to go away i wish i could take back all the things i said and all the times i made you unhappy ...wish i could turn them all into happy times .... thank u for all the good times ..for all the times you made my life easier....i hope that we will always be good friends ...because that was what made our relationship unique .... you weren't just my mother...you were my friend , my buddy..i love you lots and lots and i promise you that i will try my best from now to make you the the happiest woman on earth.


Dorita

I could probably go on writing about what a lovely person you are, and how much you mean to me. You created me, loved me. At any point, when i feel miserable, you always make me feel loved and wanted. You always know exactly what I feel like, and you are always there by my side. I guess today, in a small way, I can thank you for the immense role you play in my life and just want to tell you how much i LOVE you! You are forever my idol.


Bindiya

"M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER" -A word that means the world to me.


Suhail Saeed

Mom always knew what I had plotted to do, even before I'd done anything. Randomly, during the school year, she would ask if my grades were good -- to which I would always respond in the affirmative. "Look me in the eyes," she would say. Oh no, not the eyes! It was a truth serum no one could deny. My teenage subterfuge tactics were no match for her all knowing eyes. I, predictably, spent the remainder of the semester studying in my room. Her extra sensory perception spanned space and time. While I was away at college (300 miles from home), she somehow knew I was living on junk food, leaving my dirty clothes on the floor, and staying up too late gabbing with my roommate, prompting me to sweep the dorm room for listening devices.


Farzana

Mom,a 100-150 words have been asked of me to encompass the love and affection you have shown me for 25 years,it would be a sad day if I even tried it,no,words are to meagre to express the feelings I have for you,perhaps three simple words are better than an essay on emotion,mom through thick and thin,"I love you".


Ryan and Russell

Mom, the words may be jumbled up, may be the grammer isn't right but this message is from the bottom of my heart...Happy Mother's Day....Thank you for your patience, the values and morals you try to instil in us, the faith you have in us, the confidence in us, the encouragement you give us when we are down, your love which keeps us going, more over thank you for sharing our music, MTV and for being our friend.


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