Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Embrace Life with a Wide Smile


Contd from Part1,  2, 3 and 4 here.

Amazingly the time when I became a new mom, was also the time my office provided me with best oppurtunities to get trained globally and all thanks to a supportive and guiding husband, I fought my own demons as a mother and accepted the heavy international traveling schedule. Since little ‘A’ has begun solids now, I was secure on that front at least. I travelled and worked in different parts of the world and all sailed smoothly with sometimes manageable and sometimes unmanageable bumps in between. How come Destiny became so fond of her favorite child, she sent a wonderful elderly lady to be my kiddo’s nanny. She charged heavily but was extraordinary with the kiddo. I could not have been more grateful but....I had never imagined what was coming.

My biggest weakness is, I trust people almost immediately and this lady had for a long time shaken my trust in humanity. She was about 55 and told me she was like my mom. She cooked wonderfully and took great care of me. I knew her husband was a drunkard and that she needed money to marry off her daughters and so I always have her extra beyond her monthly salary. She had access to all my cupboards and once when I came back from Sweden she told me she has cleaned my cupboard and put everything in place. I had removed the last piece of gold and diamond jewellery on my body in addition to lots of other exquisite pieces I had before leaving them in my jewellery box, as I was traveling alone. So the next day when I opened my cupboard to wear something to work, I was aghast to see the jewellery box and all valuables missing. She hasn’t turned up for work either and my top end mobile I had given her to speak to me was switched off too. While I now realise it was all thanks to my over trust and treating her like family, way back then I was really heart-broken.

This incident shook me deeply. We didn’t file a police complaint against her and thanked her that she left behind our little heart and not extorted money for him. My kid was two now and I was so scared, I held him close to my bosom for hours. I resigned the same day for I lost the strength of entrusting my child to someone else. That moment I strongly felt - if your bear a child rear him or else don’t bear him. So if you think this way a wonderful success story came to and end, this isn’t true. This was destiny’s new trial I was ready to undertake.

On a parallel front, after mom left for heavenly abode, dad remarried and my little brother stayed with us. He has completed his engineering by now and got through L&T placements and thus getting him married was on top on my mind which happened soon and after the fulfilment of this responsibility we bid goodbye to NCR and moved to Pune. Why Pune because some years ago while doing our summer training in Cummins Pune, me and S have weaved a precious dream of making Pune our eventual home for we were in love with this city and we were now inching a little closer to our dream...Part6




To be continued in the next parts of #SlicesofLife Series on #TrulyYoursRoma in #AtoZChallenge this April.  I am writing on some extraordinary slices from my ordinary life.

Thank you so much for all the love and support you have always given me. Truly Yours Roma is nothing without you! 



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