by Enakshi Johri
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The next big moment came into her life when her daughter completed her intermediate and scored 91%. With the help of her father, she got her daughter enrolled in one of the most prestigious colleges of NCR region. She did not agree on sending her daughter far from home because already she had faced many mishaps and she could not afford to lose her daughter too. It was 2008 then, when her daughter joined college. Yet again things started to fall in their own normal place. But destiny had it all planned in a different way. That very year, Renuka’s father started suffering from certain heart problems. She was so worried about his health that she took a long medical leave from her work and stayed at home to devote all her time to her father. Not long had her father been ill, when the problem became serious. Unfortunately, he died in a few months. Renuka’s world was torn apart into shreds. The only person on whom she had been dependent all these years was no more. She and her children were left alone. She wanted to die, but her will power had not given up. Her inner self was fighting with itself.
“It’s hopeless”, said the mind.
“It’s worth”, said the will power.
“You won’t get any support”, said the mind.
“You don’t need anyone if I am with you”, said the will power.
And there she was, thinking about what to do. To end the life, would be a cowardly thing. But to live life and live for her children would be a brave thing to do. And she chose the latter. It was then when she decided to overcome all her sorrows and start life from an entirely new perspective.
Five years passed and her son reached the last stage of his
schooling. On the other hand, her daughter was in the last year of completing her post graduation. Her son did extremely well, even better than her daughter. He got admission in a reputed college too. By that her daughter also got a job and life was moving at a comfortable pace, when suddenly this new problem had knocked her door. Her sisters wanted partition of the property.
And today, the verdict for the case was out. Her sisters had won. The moment the verdict was out, they had arranged for workers who would build the wall. Renuka was, yet again, broken. But today, her children were big enough to support her. All these years she had been facing things on her own. But God had shown his magic this time. Her children supported her and she stood strong. She did not cry. Nor did she lose her fighting spirit. The partition was done and the sisters were gone,
Renuka has decided to move on. She had always been the one who bore the brunt. But now she has decided to challenge time. After all, life is all about finding the calm in all the chaos.
At the present day, she is full of pep and is ready to face new challenges. She is enjoying her success in the form of her children, who are the best. She does not have any grudges for the people who had betrayed her or left her side when she needed them the most. Instead she is grateful to them for exposing her to the reality of the situation. All these years she has learnt so much. Stronger. Experienced. Bold. She can now even snatch hope from the jaws of death. She is happy because she believes that just like every cloud has a silver lining, every bad phase is followed by a phase of happiness.