This is a short simple incident which changed my life for the better. Around 16 years ago, my aunt who lives in Delhi came to know that a prospective groom’s family was searching for a girl for marriage. Since I was of marriageable age at that time, she decided to talk to them about me.
Later we came to know that the boy’s family wanted a girl from Delhi and a teacher and I was neither! It’s not that this was something I was expecting or broke my heart, but it was kind of a “rejection” for me which I didn’t like!
That boy’s family passed on my alliance to a neighbor of theirs as they knew that they were also looking for a girl for their son. They liked me and after talking to me over phone it was decided mutually that we will meet. I met that boy and his family. In the first meeting itself, I liked that tall lanky boy with a disarming smile and simple nature and within 6 months we were married.
On the day of our reception, the other boy’s family came to greet us. He had gotten married by then. When I looked at him I instantly said, “Thank God I didn’t get married to him!” Personality wise he was nowhere close to my husband, he was a grumpy irritable fellow. Later on we came to know that he subjected his wife to domestic violence too.
That rejection of the boy’s family was a blessing in disguise for me as I got the gem of a man as my husband and not that abusive man! I got the best partner that any girl could wish for and here we are happily together for 15 years now!