Thursday, March 9, 2017

She!!! #WomanOfSubstance

She was indeed a Goddess, who stood by us when I was bed-ridden and my husband was unable to move due to fracture of the patella and my two angels, aged 4 & 2 years were helpless.

It was the first time in my life when I couldn’t move on my own and was totally dependent on others for my daily chores at a mere age of 22-23 years. I use to cry a lot thinking why God punished me so mercilessly.

M too was helpless and everywhere there was darkness.

No relatives around to help us.

The support staff was very nice and she took care of my house and kids.

One day, we both were very sad and was crying at our fate, when M’s subordinate visited us.

He could not bear our state and he offered to send his mother to our house to manage the things till we recovered.

She came to our house. I regarded her as Maa Durga who descended when we were facing the trying times of our life and her entry to our house brought a bleak of light and I was at ease.

She was very homely and friendly woman and within two days span, she took the whole responsibility of the house and her way of caring was mind-blowing…I felt as if my mother was in the house and I was free from the responsibilities.

She boosted my moral strength too which I had lost due to immobility.

The smiles on the face of the kids returned in her company, they regarded her as granny.

The fate was not happy with our agony, it trapped the kids too.

Both of them got infected with chicken pox but I am indebted to the lady who took great care of them with great patience.

After complete one month, few signs of recovery showed in me and with regular physiotherapy, I regained some strength in my limbs.

M plaster was removed and he too was undergoing physiotherapy.

The kids recovered and were back to school.

She lived with us for more than two months and managed the house so well with the support of support staff that not even a spoon missed from the house.

I had no words to thank her but I vowed that I will try my best to get her only daughter married in an affluent family.

She was unlucky in terms that her husband had left her and financially, she was weak.

I remembered my vow and after two years, I managed to find best alliance for her daughter. The boy was settled in Central Govt job and they were financially organised and affluent and even the boy was sober.

Till today, I am indebted to the person who stood for me and by me when we were enveloped in gloom & darkness.

Her strength and patience pulled us out of the well of darkness.

I feel lucky to have her in my life and indebted to her generosity.

Linking this post with #MondayMommyMoments hosted by Deepa Gandhi and Amrita Misra


  1. Ila that's such a beautiful tribute to someone who has helped you.Maybe someone will show her what you wrote.Stories like this make us happy .So glad you wrote with us for #MondayMommyMoments #Women'sday special

  2. Thanks Amrita...she is not tech savvy but I have conveyed her by respecting her as my own.

  3. That is such a beautiful tribute Ila. Remembering such things makes life a lot more liveable and memorable. :)

    1. Yes Preethi...I try not to forget the good deeds of people I come across. Thanks for stopping by.