Adjusting few creases on her sea green cotton Saree, She got ready to pick her 3 years old son from his school. She took a gander at herself on her wall mirror in her ever so neat and immaculate bed room. Tall, slender charming with a very pleasant smile and a sharp contour of face was too much arresting.
Reva , 32 , a simple housewife today left her Job way back to be a full time mother to her only son Reyansh who was a preemie , She delivered him when the fetus was just declared viable . After several days in Neonatal intensive care unit , battling for his life , her little one was finally discharged from hospital.. Ever since then Reva espoused a life where she was always very over caring for her son. People often used to satirize her calling her a “possessive mother”. She never gave a hoot , Indifferent she had already singled out to be a Mother…” A Full Time mother” to be precise.
Dates back , In Late 90’s Reva in her perky 20’s was the most noted and distinguished girl in her college. A Gold medalist from psychology department, she wasn’t just extremely good at academic standing only, she was endowed with a beautiful voice too. A perfect combination of Ms ” beauty with brains ” . No wonder boys were swooning over her enchanting looks and smart mouth skills. Few of them left no stone unturned to woo this smart mouthed girl. But Reva fell for a man , a winsome settled man few years older to her , calm sophisticated and exactly the way Reva had always wished to settle down for. Both young hearts met in a family function, after a small chinwag that evening , they kept finding reasons to see each other time and again. Reva was kind of galvanized with this man’s incredible charisma. Soon they took vows and became one after few months of a beautiful courtship.
The beautiful new bride..Reva was going through a medley of emotions. She was highly elated and at the same time a forlorn look was always there on her exquisite bridal face, she was leaving the place where she spent almost a quarter of her life, but her trust on her husband filled her with enthusiasms to start a new life with this man who had already arrested her in his warm assuring embrace …. when she was crying inconsolably all the way to her new home !!
A sudden screech of wheels and honk of horn of the school bus , pulled Reva out of her reverie. She hugged her little bundle of joy and took him in her arms, back to home she got engaged in feeding him and and after a small tete a tete about his school, his friends, his teacher’s mini appreciaton note for him , small Reyansh turned in snuggling with her. Tears rolled down on her cheeks .Reva’s life turned Topsy – turvy soon after her marriage.Romance flew out of the window few days after their wedding, She was ill-treated , accused , humiliated by none other than her own husband, the man who already seemed to be very docile and caring when they were seeing each other.Her soul was constantly bedeviled and befouled by his harsh and disagreeable statements.He wanted nothing except a “trophy wife” to display her with pride among-st his so called affluent society .Amidst all this turbulence in her life, she suddenly got a reason where she was bewildered , excited , despondent , hopeful again medley of emotions ..she was pregnant!!
The day she got this news, she discovered she had fallen for this unborn life in her womb and at the same had fallen out of love with the one who had once promised her to keep her happy through out her life. Reva was never weak and fragile , but false hopes and artificial emotions had blindfolded her .She got up slowly from bed , walking towards her Study table she started writing on her note pad.
I gave my heart and soul to you ..to our relationship …all these years to get heart broken time and again ..I had cried all nights where u were sleeping just next to me, I had cooked for you with a wounded soul but u were unperturbed absolutely, I was unnerved everyday .
I had attended high end parties with you , where you had never stopped admiring me in front of your friends , and back to home your usual self have annihilated me .
Each day each night you never stopped damaging my feelings, eroding my soul, and breaking my hopes.
Today am done, am done with those beautiful dreams of a beautiful life, done with flashing fake smiles when I am crying inconsolably inside, done with your efforts to belittle me. Today I am not leaving you, I am going to leave the reason who has damaged my self esteem enough.
I hope and wish You a very good life, but fortunately or unfortunately I wont be a part of it..not anymore !!
No Reva didn’t quit, she definitely decided to call off this unsuccessful marriage and got ready to be a single mother to her only son.
Same night she freed herself from this vengeance, she flew down to her parent’s place, and with little Reyansh by her side she had to start afresh.whole night she was calm ( she had cried enough before !!) and was preparing herself to answer her anxious and worried parents next morning, who were very much muddled and scared looking at their only daughter’s condition.
Few months later , Reva got a call :-
Ms Reva, good Morning ..calling from..Mind & soul health care pvt ltd!! Your Resume made us to call you to meet our HR manager for a Personal interview . We are highly pleased to see your achievements.we will email you the address just after this call. Looking forward to see you soon.
P.S- To All such Revas out there-
You will fall, you will get hurt, you will be broken, you will feel devastated but once you get back to normal sooner or later you will realize you were always worth so much more you were settling for!!