Sona (1842-1936) – the poet’s mother, came from the Kocharyan family, from Dsegh. Her father and grandfather were the first shepherds of the village and spent their whole life on the mountains: that’s why their house was called "Highlander's house".
Sona was a tall, beautiful, active, and full of life and hardworking woman.
She managed the entire household: in addition to mountain and field work, she also used to made yarn and fabric for her large family.
"She opened her eyes in the mountain and grew up in the mountain" that woman was both a warm loving mother and very tender towards her children.
Being a conversation-loving woman and a good storyteller, she told her children fairy tales, legends, fables, old conversations about Grandpa Ohannes and his seven brothers, from the past and from her young days, seasoned with folk style and phrases.
Toumanian also repaid his mother properly in shaping his image. “…mother is everything. My mother... kept me in the highest mountains, in flowery places, in greens, near springs... She loved me very much."