Thursday, January 23, 2014

Down in the dumps

For the whole of the last 15 days health issues have been plaguing me and my family . It seemed like it was an unending roller coaster of problems and I would never get out of it! It made me think that there could not have been a worse start to the new year! 

My sister even teased,"Are you planning to finish you entire quota of health issues in January itself?" Didn't seem like a bad idea though! How convenient, isn't that? I thought! 

A couple of friends suggested seeing a "good astrologer", maybe he could tell me what inter-planetary issues were creating this havoc!


My rational mind wouldn't traverse that path. Having never entrusted myself to a person who could read my "fate", now to expect him to cure me with hocus-pocus,was unthinkable!

It is in times like these that I turn to mom. I pitied myself even as I sobbed telling her how I was going through a tough time nursing a broken ankle and managing kids who seemed to have one sickness after another. She listened to me till I finished my sob story and then asked me to watch 2 programs on TV. ."I'll call you at night" she promised.

That's all mom had to say to me ? I wondered. 

Anyway, just to know what the hype was about I switched on the TV. The first was a couples dance show where one participant couple stood out. The male partner had no legs and yet he danced like it was the easiest thing to do. His wife supporting him throughout the performance, they danced like both were unaware that he did not have both legs! 

To say I was moved, will be an under statement. 

That over, I flipped to the next program my mom wanted me to see. A talent hunt was on and shortly a beautiful lady came up on stage. She walked with the help of crutches and I saw that she stood on one leg. But what she did next blew me away! She handed over her support and danced on one foot for a full three minutes! 

I clapped as if I was seated in the audience. 

Then mom called. "So,how are you feeling now?"

 I wanted to say I am ashamed of myself for letting such a minor injury dampen my spirits

Instead I said, "Good. Better than I was in the morning.

 "Be happy that it was a simple injury that will heal with time," she said.  "And thank god for the number of helpers he sent you. As for kids, remember that kids and illnesses go hand in hand. It may have all happened together so it caused you so much stress. But it also showed you how strong you are,didn't it? No one except your own will power can help you. So learn to keep your faith in god and god alone.This time will also pass." Every word she was true!

She was so right! I cannot even count the number of people who came forward to take care of me. 

Thank god for all his favors. Thank god for mom! 

Yeah, this time will also pass!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...