The Journey Of Life…………
The Journey Of Life…………5 mins 272 5 mins 272
It was a beautiful Sunday morning. Ashok was busy in filing all the test reports and prescriptions of his wife Sunita. His wife is been suffering from Sevier diabetes and her kidney is been damaged. Now weekly twice she has to undergo the dialysis. Sunita is under bedrest as advised by doctor. They are been blessed with one son Ashwini and one daughter Ashima. Both of them are continuing their engineering. Ashok is working as Marketing Head of a reputed garment company. His wife Sunita is serious since last two years. Ashok is managing both his professional work and taking care of family. The problem of his wife is giving him pains, but he used to smile before her to make her happy. Sunita loves Ashok very much. She is been with Ashok since last 23 years. She knows her Ashok and his love and affection for her. Sunita could read from his face and understand that his smiles are not real and he is doing so to hide his pains. Sunita looked at Ashok and called him. Ashok with a smile in his face came to her and asked, ’anything you need dear? He sat near her. Sunita took his hand in her hand with a smile told him,’’ I know and understand your pains. My sickness had given you more burden and you have to work like a machine. I couldn’t give you the happiness. I am sorry.’’ She started crying. Ashok smiled and said,’’ Have you gone mad? What are you saying? You had given me the best gifts in my life, Ashwini and Ashima. And you’re this sickness is never in your hand. May be working for me and kids is one of the reasons for this. Listen we are been married for 23 years and always you had given me your love, care and affection. Even today lying in the bed you love me so much that you are crying. Please promise me not to speak like this in future. This is The Journey Of Life. We have to complete it. Just think of our old days.’’
Sunita stopped crying and gone back to her memory. She remembered after marriage they both had gone for a honeymoon trip for 15 days to Shimla and spend lovely time. Ashok was working as a Regional Head at that time. Her in-laws were like her own parents. Ashok is the only son of his parents. Sunita had lost her parents when she was in class 10th. Her maternal uncle had taken care of her and she completed graduation being with them. Then Ashok’s parents saw her in a marriage party and were very impressed with her behavior. They were very close to her uncle and expressed their eagerness to have Sunita as their daughter in law. Then she got married to Ashok. Both Ashok and Sunita had not seen each other before marriage. After their marriage Sunita never felt that she is in a different place. She had been given freedom to live her life. Her father-in-law Bikash Kumar was a reputed lawyer and mother-in-law Sushma Devi was a social activist. After marriage the entire family’s responsibility was given to her.
The first two years of their marriage she had travelled to different cities along with Ashok. Ashok used to take her with him while going on business trips. When Ashwin came in their life, the entire family was very happy and there was a celebration in their house. Her mother-in-law used to spend more time with him and reduced her working time. Sunita used get her all desires fulfilled even before she asked for that. Ashok was very caring and loving husband and son. When Ashwin was 3 years old Ashima was burned. Her both the in-laws had celebrated that as Diwali. They all were having a very happy and caring family. When Ashwin had started going to school, she lost her mother-in-law Sushma. That was a very big loss to her. She lost her mother, her sister, her friend and her guide. Her father-in-law too was in a shock. After one-year Bikash Kumar passed away in a heart attack. That was the most unbearable moment for both Sunita and Ashok. Now both of them left alone and kids too were missing their grandparents.
Ashok started focusing in his profession and Sunita was taking care of family and kids. But every month Ashok used to take Sunita and kids to out of town for small vacation. Gradually as both children were growing the vacation was reduced as suggested by Sunita. Ashok had given all the things to her including his unconditional love and care. Both Ashwin and Ashima cleared their 12th and joined engineering. Then suddenly Sunita started feeling weakness and on checking with doctor it was found her sugar level is very high and had affected one kidney. That day Ashok was very much worried. He had taken Sunita to the best hospital and the treatment started. By that time Ashok was promoted as Marketing Head. Ashok started taking more care of Sunita. He by any means never want to miss Sunita. He had taken more work loads of family work to give Sunita maximum rest. He started loving Sunita more and more. Sunita could understand Ashok’s feelings. But God’s plan is different. Her condition started detreating and now she has to undergo dialysis.
Sunita opened her eyes on soft touch and call of Ashok. Ashok told her,’’ Now you take rest and let me file all your reports. Tomorrow one of the best doctors is coming to the hospital from London. I had taken appointment and we have to be there at 9am .’’ Ashok smiled and went back to make the file ready. Sunita smiled back with a hope of not leaving her Ashok alone and to continue ‘’ The Journey Of Life’ ’She can’t leave him alone and see him struggling with pains. She can’t leave her children so early. She wants to be with Ashok always and give him all the happiness he deserve……