It was the month of January. Mercury dipped to its lowest ever with chilly waves. News channels were following this story in the evening as it was the coldest day in past 20 years. Moreover it is expected to dip down tomorrow as weather experts speculating snow fall in hilly areas and rainfall and hail storm in planes next day too.
Sunaina’s son, Aarush, on hearing news asked his mom “mummy, tomorrow will be a rainy day, a holiday?”
Sunaina replied with a warm smile “lets see the weather in morning, n we will decide then accordingly”
“mummy you too take leave tomorrow from work, we will enjoy the rains at home”
“hmmm, lets see” Sunaina replied with smile on her face “will see”
Sunaina was a Medical Officer in Military hospital. Her husband, Colonel Rohit Chaudhry is posted now a days in Assam. She used to live with her son and mother in law, Mrs Babita.
Next day morning she woke up at 5 am, as usual. She did her routine 1 hour of workout, inclusive of yoga and cardio. Then she prepared tea for herself and her mother in law.
“mamma, your tea is at the side table” Sunaina told her mother in law.
“Hows the weather outside, is it raining?”
“doesn’t seem like raining. But I didn’t see outside. After tea will see n tell you mom” Dr Sunaina replied
Done with her morning tea, she went to balcony. It was dark as its only 6.20 am in a chilly winter morning. Neither it was raining nor the stars were twinkling in the sky.
“Mummy, its not raining, but there are clouds”
“What about Aarush, is there any message from school about the holiday, there is a hailstorm warning in weather forecast” asked Babita
“No such message” replied Dr Sunaina while checking her message inbox. She added “but dont send him, its going to rain heavily today, so better let he be at home”
“are you also taking leave today, Aarush insisted yesterday.”
“no mom, he is a kid. There are so many responsibilities at hospital, why to take unnecessary leave”
“hmm, you are a better judge.” replied Babita “but he misses you both, when he is alone at home. He is only 10 years old”
“I know mummy, but work is also important and the responsibilities that me and Rohit share are part of our as well Arush’s life, and he will understand this ” replied Sunaina proudly, as a doctor and as any army officers wife.
Dr Sunaina was a dedicated doctor who opted working at government hospital, so that she can give care to maximum public. She was not only professional minded but a best possible spouse too. As her husband was posted mostly in distant locations, she stood like a wall with him. She never complained him that almost all festivals and family celebrations he is not with them, because she understands what work commitment is.
When she was about to leave for hospital, Aarush woke up n wished his mom a warm good morning..
“good morning Aarush, go get fresh and do some skipping. Revise your school work today and also read news paper in loud voice, ok” commanded a mother out of Sunaina
“ok mom, is it raining outside, my school is off today? “asked Aarush in excited tone
“not raining now, but it will, so you remain at home only” Sunaina winked at him with a smile “ghar par maje karna”
“mummy you please take a leave today and be with me….. Please ” Aarush requested with hope
With a sigh… Sunaina replied “no son, there will be patients waiting at hospital, and just think, rain will not stop all essential works. If everyone takes leave on rainy day, how will things keep working”
“ok mom” sighed Aarush
It was cloudy when Sunaina left. Soon after 5 minutes, when she was on highway, the dark clouds gathered in the sky making the morning almost as dark as a full moon night, and immediately started raining with hailstorm. Her speed halted to 20 km/hr and almost zero visibility because of heavy rains. She reached hospital. On her way, she was thinking that she could have agreed with Aarush for a leave. So much rain,who will come today to hospital.
After punching her attendance, she moved to her room. She saw 3 patients already waiting outside her room. She felt really happy that she did not take leave today. She just thought how she would have felt if she would have gone to any office and work denied there because the concerned person took leave because of rain.
Sunaina, examined her patients and advised them the priscription. After 30 minutes, the rain stopped and inflow of patient started, although less as compared to other days. But at the core of her heart, she was aware that those who are coming today are really needy and for emergency care only. She felt blessed by God, that she is able to give them medical care today in such bad weather as well.
To make it enjoyable, Sunaina ordered online pizza for her son at home and also for her staff at hospital. As per the policy of pizza ordered, the delivery occurred within 30 minutes.
Her mobile rang, it was from home. Aarush on other side “thankyou so much mummy” in excited tone, as she did not tell at home while ordering to make it a surprise.
Sunaina replied “you must have thanked to the delivery boy my son. In such bad weather he came to deliver you a pizza…. hmm”
“sorry mummy, but i got your point, that what ever the circumstances be, life does not stop, if that pizza delivery boy would have taken a leave, how i would have enjoyed this rain, thankyou mummy and love you so much”
Sunaina enjoyed the pizza in lovely weather with her whole staff at hospital. Aarush enjoyed at home.
…. Life does not stop, whatever the circumstances be…… its pace may slow down, but life goes on. If you stop, you loose life. Life’s precious moments, nature’s precious moments doesn’t wait for anyone. You just keep on moving and enjoy the little moments, enjoy nature, wherever you are, with whom you are.
If you wait for SOME GOOD PERSON, OR SOME GOOD PLACE to enjoy little moments, then you may keep waiting always. The nature may not give you opportunity again. Keep working, keep moving, and enjoy where you are, with whom you are.