Sunday, January 6, 2008

One for mother's love..

During fourth semester study leave we(apunka gang) decided to visit everyone's house. On such a daily trip, we went to Surya's house also. Surya was his parent's pampered only son. He gets irritated whenever he hear the word 'pamper' hehe...

A complete kerala sadya of 21 items was in store for us. Once everyone finished sadya, payasam was also offered..

Amit:That was a great sadya..
Surya's mom: U had only one glass payasam.. Please have one more..
Amit: No mom.. I am full..

Then she went inside the kitchen..
Surya: Amit, Don't feel bad about this.. I don't like anyone else addressing my mother as 'mom'.. Please call her 'aunt'..

I was completely taken aback at this conversation.

Later Surya happened to be my roommate in the final year...
Towards the end of seventh semester, i had a small fight with my best friend Ranjna .. I was completely upset about it. I was not even able to face her. Witnessing all this Surya tried to console me..

Surya: C'mon man...Don't act like a kid..
Me: I told you it's difficult.
Surya: Why should you feel bad when she doesn't care about it..
Me: She was my best friend. We were always together and i feel awkward about going to college..You don't understand this as you don't have any feelings.. (I was a bit harsh at him)

Surya: Do you remember the 4th sem party at my house..Did you ask me why I made a scene there.. No.. you didn't..
You know that I am my mom's only son.. But you don't know that she is my stepmother.. My real mom died when I was 5. This lady took good care of me and I never felt that I am a 'Yatheem'. She even decided not to have another baby thinking it might lessen her love towards me. Don't you think this is love?? I never told this to anyone in the college..Yes...I am possessive about her..

I was dumbstruck hearing this.

31 comments:

Manohar said...

i agree with what surya said.. we have lots of caring ppl around us and we may not know.. we should not let them down.. thats one of the reasons i feel expression of feelings is also as important as having those feelings..

Alameen said...

Yes Manohar,
The impact Surya made on that day was beyond explanation.. Thought that there I must share it..

Thanks for dropping by.

Cheers

Rajoottan said...

good one.. looks like you can develop a touching movie plot out of it.

Candid Confessions said...

What you see is not always what you get you see! :)

Pixilicious said...

that's good advice..very 'from the heart' posts :)

Alameen said...

@Rajoottan,
I always wanted to make a movie on this incident. I discussed this with another wannabe script writer. But then things didn't work out...

Alameen said...

@Confessor,
Very true.. And it's indeed very difficult to see what is not visible

@Pixilicious,
After hearing this piece, I felt like I am very very small. I never thought that a lady can be so strong to take such a tough decision.

Prashanth said...
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Prashanth said...

they r just so many caring people around us .. all we hav to do is recognise them .. hold on to them !!!

xylene said...

this is inded touching.

Pixilicious said...

well, that's just the amount some people are willing to give up.. and what did she give up, in essence, by deciding not to have any children of her own? nothing, the way i see it. she 'gave' a lot more than she gave up :)
there is still gooness left in the world :)

Alameen said...

@Prashanth:
Many a time I feel whether this rat race is worth it. In most cases I fail to be there when my near n dear ones want me the most even though not intentional..

@Xylene:
Thanks for the comments and dropping by..

@Pixilicious:
This one was one of the most touching and shocking conversations i ever had...

nisha said...

this is a mothers love...
this story reminds me of the relationship which lord krishna and his mother devi yashoda shared... :)
VERY TOUCHING!!!

Alameen said...
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Alameen said...

@Nisha:
Thanks for dropping by.. :)

hope and love said...

thanks...!!

Alameen said...

@Doc:
Thanks for visiting my space..

Cinderella. said...

I bow to that lady Al ! She is a woman of substance.
Wow !!!
And btw my viva is over, vivah is not on cards now.
I'l definitely invite all you guys when it happens.OK ? Believe me, you guys will be the first to know.

Howdy btw ?
I've been so outta touch !

Arun Jose Francis said...

Wow, Amazing woman! Hats off!
And very well written, Al!

Solitaire said...

This only teaches us that we should never judge a book by its cover and never make assumptions...
Thanks for the post.

| Balu | said...

I read this post the day you wrote it! Since that day I have been trying to comment but dint know what to write.. i still don't... because this is one such post that touches your heart and decides to stay there forever!

Alameen said...

@Cinderella,
She indeed is..
And Eagerly waiting for the e-card.. I can give you a surprise visit :)

@Arun,
Thanks a ton Arun..

Alameen said...

@Balu,
When this conversation changed my mood drastically from feeling down to admiring a lady, I can imagine how u feel. As an appreciation I wanted to salute the lady by posting this here..

@Solitaire,
Ranjna always say that mother is your first teacher.. Now I realized that this lady is another teacher..

jo said...

hats off to that "mom"...... unconditional love, something that seems to be vanishing from this world still has some traces left in the form of this mother.

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neermathalam said...

omg...

that was unexpected....facts are stranger than fiction...

Alameen said...

@Jo,
Very well said man..

@NeermathaLam,
Sometimes these kinda things act as shock to us as we haven't seen this quite often.

*~*Sameera*~* said...

That was so touching.Nice to know such people are there in this world.

Alameen said...

@Sameera,
Thanks for the comments

ramya said...

how is that such interesting things happen to u man! it is a really touching story!u seemed to hav had an interesting engineering col life!

Alameen said...

@Ramya
College days were damn eventful... I just love the memories of each and every unforgotten days..