This month has been very special for my career at Intel. A few weeks back i got to know that our social media team has been given an ‘Intel Achievement Award’ for the work we did in 2012. So when i got to know that our team had won, and that me and my wife were invited to San Francisco for the award ceremony, i was excited. And of course like most people would do, i wanted to share the news with the most important people in my life – my wife, parents and sister. The trip to San Francisco was amazing, it felt great to be part of the winning team, a memory that i will definitely cherish for a long time. But what touched my heart and brought absolute joy to me was that just days before i left for the award ceremony, i got this congratulatory greeting card from my mom. Well you see this is not the first time she has sent me a card, she has been doing this forever but what is so special about this card is that she must have really struggled and taken a long time to pen down these sentences. Last year around the same time my mom suffered from a stroke which made her loose some of her motor functions and sensation in her right hand, which is also her writing hand. The tough woman that she is – she has been practicing to use the hand and write again for many months now. I know it has been such a frustrating journey for her to relearn to write with her hand but that certainly has not deterred her from writing her son an encouraging congratulatory note.
Mom you are truly special and a gift from God. Your note to me is a true labor of unconditional and ever lasting love. Happy Mothers Day to you! I love you.