omen. When I listen or see the word, only one person comes into my mind instantaneously and that’s my MOTHER. And I’m not alone in saying this for sure. She is one of the most selfless person and also selfish when it comes to her children’s. Recently there has been one more entry in my life and it’s of my wife. She has been the one who is taking all the heat lately. My anger, my happiness, me being childish, my pain, my mood swings etc. And yet she would be calm and take it easily. I’m not a open person and tend to keep lot of feelings inside me rather than expressing it. There has been instances where in I was not in good mood due to past things which she knows about but never asked and gave me my space to let that sink into me. Of late, she has been a driving force in my life in various aspects.
Lot’s was on my head to make this year’s women’s day special for her. Even as I write this, she isn’t aware of the plans I made but ended up not executing to due to other factors. I came up late from the office due to App Studio work. On the way to home, had been to gift store to get a gift which could sum up all my expressions and what I wanted to say but was in vain as I found no gift matching to her. With heavy heart, I went to home. And there she was, juggling between office work on her laptop and also managing household work. When I came in, she asked what I want to have as fillers by the time she cooks dinner. That’s when it hit me, DINNER. And I said to myself “Dinner, It is“. It’s the least I can do for her. I convinced her and asked for her preference of hotel and gave her more than couple of choices to select. She ended up selecting a restaurant ‘TABLA’ which was nearby place. We got dressed and headed for our on-the-fly dinner date.
The ambience was very quite and as per her liking. Tabla being one of the famous Andhra style restaurant, I insisted her to order food of Andhra cuisine so that she can get the taste of it (of which I’m a fan of). Even though, we had ordered Andhra food, I was hesitant that she wouldn’t like it (as she doesn’t like changes) but I was glad that she made liking to it and enjoyed the food pleasantly. One of the things which I liked it was, FRUIT PUNCH. It was just heavenly and was in no mood to share it with her :P. We are full soon enough and informed the manager to parcel the rest of it.
I had a satisfied feeling inside me that I somehow made the day cheerful, happy and smiling for her. In no means, this was nothing when compared to what she does for me day-in-day-out. Deep down, it gives you greater satisfaction that I did something which made her feel so and promised myself that I would do my best to make her feel the same every day.