The other day I went to attend a bloggers’ event. It was almost an entire afternoon event and in Mumbai commuting takes up a lot of time, so I knew it would be late evening by the time I reach home. My husband was traveling and hence I asked my kids to take care of themselves that day. Being grown up slightly now and in a nuclear set-up, they are pretty responsible.
When I reached home, I saw that the washed utensils were kept in place and the clothes were washed in the washing machine. My son had already left for his 10th tuition classes and my daughter was listening to music and studying. These are the very kids who in my presence become so naughty!
Suddenly, I felt overwhelmed. These two little kids of mine, who are my favorite muse for writing, have always been my source of encouragement. The other big support has been my husband who had so many times worked from home to take care of the kids while I was away attending events. Many would say that this is nothing great; a family is meant to do that! But when you have such a strong support you do feel blessed.
I had my kids pretty early on in life, but I never for even one day, felt that I was sacrificing my life and happiness because of them. I had raised them, still do, with a lot of happiness and love. I expected nothing in return but I didn’t have to because my kids are supporting and encouraging my endeavors without being asked for support.
My husband even in the most stressful situations has asked me to continue to pursue what I love, writing. A family which I have nurtured with love is giving me back the love when I require it the most.
Every moment of love, every gesture of encouragement and support counts. I do have my three strong silent supporters always to give me that impetus!