“it was your responsibility and you have not done anything new as every parents do that”, Aman said angrily and went out of room. His parents were shocked. They did not speak anything till long and then his mother started crying. She could not stop her tears and her father was just staring her, almost helpless. There was no word to help, to make her feel better.
It was just yesterday,
Yes, it was just yesterday
Priya and Satish celebrated birth of their first and only kid, Aman. They were so happy. Satish did not leave him for a moment. He helped Priya for everything related to Aman. They both were struggling financially, when Aman born, but both of them had an intuition that Aman will bring them prosperity. So they believed Aman was a little GOD for them. They celebrated his birthday every month and silently, every day. The felt so blessed. Aman was a happy and healthy kid. Everyone wanted to hold him. Priya and Satish were proud of their son.
It was just yesterday
Aman caught fever at 3 months age and Priya and Satish were up for the whole night. Internally, they felt the same pain, Aman was suffering from. Priya prayed silently for the whole night. She did not want anything other than Aman’s health. Once recovered, Priya went to temple with bare foot. Yes, people call it blind trust, but sometimes it works. Priya and Satish were parents with higher acceptance not higher expectations. They gave so much love to Aman. Even an incomplete meal of Aman was able to make them disturb. It was their care and love, which maintained Aman as happy kid. Priya continuously emphasized Satish to make Aman learn about outer world so that he could be aware about the world. They both were working and had a demanding job. Also household chores were the shred responsibility for both of them. They could not be free easily over the weekend, so giving time to Aman was quite difficult for them. They decided to sleep less. They hardly took 4-5 hours sleep during Aman’s initial 5 years. They tried to be ready with all their chores finished so that once Aman was up for the new day, they were ready to give him time. They did so many financial adjustments. Priya never asked for new dress after Aman’s birth. Whenever they were out, the only priority was Aman. What he would like and what would help him grow. Satish never tried to satisfy his hunger for that high resolution camera because Aman’s needs and priorities were most important. They never felt bad about the sacrifices they were doing. They were happy that they had a reason to sacrifice. They wanted each moment of Aman’s childhood to be memorable. With their old camera, they shoot so many videos of Aman. Life was full and in full swing.
It was just yesterday
Aman went to school for the first time and he cried a lot as he wanted his Mumma to be with him. Priya too cried a lot and could not eat anything that day. Gradually Aman settled in the school very well and years passed. Priya and Satish grew more grey hairs while seeing Aman growing. Their minds were always in calculation about Aman’s school fees, his books, his fun activities etc. Priya and Satish left almost every hobby of them behind just to nurture Aman’s hobby. They both knew how important it was for Aman to grow a reading hobby. They kept searching for books. Books with big pictures, with different objects, with different descriptions. They travelled to different parts of city for different books. Aman too started enjoying reading and became an avid reader. Priya and Satish were really happy and proud while seeing their son growing.
It was just yesterday
Aman passed his graduation with first rank in university. Again a big celebration and happy parents. Priya and Satish felt so much proud. Aman left for US for higher studies. He did not have idea about how his parents had collected money for his study. Priya and Satish never even tried to convey about their hardship. For them, Aman was little GOD and it was their duty to nurture their little GOD. On the international airport, while saying BYE to her beloved son, Priya broke totally. She could not stop crying and was almost faint. That was the first moment in his life, Aman consciously realized how much his parents loved him and how much they were going to miss him. Aman completed higher studies with success and got a respectful job in US.
It was just yesterday
Aman came back to India to select a bride for him. Being in US for around 4 years, he was almost an English man. After meeting around 15 candidates, he was not able to select any as his life partner. And decided to return back to US and visit India next year.
And its just today,
Aman packed his luggage and was ready to leave for US. Priya packed so many snacks packets and pickles and everything for him. Just before an hour of his leaving for airport, Satish called Aman in his room and asked Priya to join them. Satish and Priya explained about the new home they were planning to buy so that it would be more convenient for Aman in future. With hesitance, Satish asked Aman if he can help with some money because he did not have enough saving. To this, Aman was upset and asked them to not buy anything. And arguments started for the first time. Priya tried to stop Satish but she could not and Satish conveyed Aman what kind of hardships he and Priya have been observing to make Aman successful. To this, Aman blankly said, “it was your responsibility and you have not done anything new as every parents do that”. Satish and Priya were dumb. What was that? Why was that? There was no other option than crying because life was about to over and Aman was about to leave.
So friends, it was just yesterday when we were kids and took everything for granted, what our parents did for us. But today, after being parents, we can realize how difficult it would have been for them. So make sure to not hurt them. Because if its they today to be hurt, tomorrow it will be we. And believe me nothing hurts more than the feeling of negligence by our own kids, whom we raised with love. Do not do it if you don’t want it to be happened with you. Love them and respect them for whatever they did for you. Tomorrow, you might realize your mistake, but they will not be around.
So just call today, at this moment and say them “I Love you”.
Keep smiling 🙂