All young daughters wish to wear their mother's jewelery someday and when that day comes, it is an emotional day for both the mother and the daughter.
Have you also tried your mom’s jewels in childhood??
Well, I did that so many times.
And also remember her smirk,
Whenever she noticed me trying her ornaments
And I also remember
When she corrected me
When she taught me
How to wear a necklace
How to wear those earrings
When I keep telling her
That mom, you will give me this earring
When I keep requesting her
That I will take this earring
When I used to ask her
How do I look mom?
Am I looking pretty?
And when she said yes
Yes, my girl
You are looking beautiful.
And then my next question
Mom, am I looking gorgeous like you?
And when she said no
No, my girl
You are looking much more
Dazzling than me, my girl
And today when mom gave me
Her jewels and said
You will look much more stunning
In these earrings
And I replied
Mom, I know the reality
You are much more beautiful than me.
And then she gave me this statement
Every daughter is a prettiest girl for her mom
Especially, in her mom’s bequeath jewels.
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