For October, the month of Mary our Mother, the youth of our parish share their innermost feelings towards their own mothers. These feelings are uncensored, candid, and will have you reaching out for the tissue.

Dear Mum (Sunitha Pais),

You are the most important person in my life, my biggest inspiration, my biggest fan and my greatest source of encouragement. I am the person I am today because of you. You taught me to pick myself up and get back on the dusty, rocky road when things were painful or difficult. The time I did fall, you didn’t come running to pick me, but allowed me to get up and move on.

Through your example, you have taught me to be strong and have helped me stay grounded in my values and faith. One of the best things that you taught me is that I can do anything that I put my mind to. You believe in every task and decision I make.

Not a single day goes by without you asking me how my day was or telling me how much you love me. Our relationship has reached a point of being best friends and confiders. You are someone I can share the happening of my days, happy or sad, and laugh the loudest with you. I have learnt to appreciate the small things in life and not take anything for granted. I am more than grateful for the selfless and beautiful things you have done for me. If I grow up to be at least half the daughter, woman, mother and human that she is I will be grateful.

I can proudly say my mum and me are the world’s greatest team. Thank you for the wonderful life and sharing your love, compassion, selflessness and complete belief in me. Most importantly loving and accepting me for me and pushing me to become a better version of myself every day.

Alisha Pais


Dearest Mum (Zemira D’Souza),

My mother is the head of our family. Her energy and enthusiasm drives every one of us to achieve more, individually and as a whole. She has ensured that we define the nuclear family, in that we are secure by ourselves, and in each other’s company.

In times of doubt, her resilience and practicality picks us up. Her positive attitude affects everybody she comes in contact. She is the cushion that lines rock bottom and the best example of getting the job done. I absolutely enjoy her company and consider her one of my closest friends. There’s nothing that cannot be fixed with a hot cup of tea and a long chat with mum.

Love, hugs, and kisses,
Rebecca (Becky) D’Souza