Love the Imperfect -What have you learned from blogging?

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There I felt the usual peck on my head and before she said anything, I opened my eyes and asked "Mama" where is my gift ? She gave me her ever radiant smile and said, "Happy Birthday Beta(Child)". The impatient me did not bother to hear that , all I did was open the cupboard and started searching, causing quite a mess. I was 18 today , adulthood had finally dawned , the age of I can do it myself ! She did turn to say something , I brushed past her as my phone kept ringing with all that awaited calls.

From the corner of my eye, I did see that mama continued during her morning chores , like placing a cup of coffee next to papa's study table where he was busy with his newspaper , handing over the spectacles to Dadi for her prayer reading , packing lunch boxes for my lazy brother , getting herself ready all at the same time. While I was still busy with my phone, she signaled me that I was getting late to college. I am sure she caught the guilty look in me thinking "I am to bunk and party with friends , hope she does not find out ". What else could I do ? She had arranged for a get together with the full family in the evening .

When I stepped out after my shower , Dadi came in to give me her usual blessings like in all other birthdays and a bracelet of her own  as my gift . I did think of wearing it immediately , my mind had to change when I looked at the clothes I was to wear . Mama just then called out my name , "Vruksha , you will get late , it is time we leave". Yes, she is the one who drops me at college. For a brief minute or two , I went down the memory lane where I realized, Mama was everything , she always had to get all in place yet she found time to have fun and laugh . Al of us around her kept having a list of our own and she would find a way to get to the end of it . With a jolt on the door, it was time to go.



In the car , I told her , Mama I am 18 today and this for me is like wanting to live a life of my own, I would never be able to do what you do to us! How do you even stand us ? She said "Get down, go have a good party and here is your gift "and she zipped in her car. I stood right there and opened the gift , it was a beautiful watch with the most lovely words inscribed in it "You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” She once again read my mind!!


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Nice story to bring home the point, Ashwini.
Ashwini Das said…
Thank you Corinne both for the comment and the prompts on Friday reflections
Ashwini Das said…
Thank you Corinne both for the comment and the prompts on Friday reflections

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