Papa come Home soon

My wife and my son visited me in my hospital bed.  After curiously observing me for a while….

In my hospital bed with my son
In my hospital bed with my son

“Papa, I want to sleep in your arms please?” requested my son with great longing that can be seen in his eyes.

We took permissions from the staff concern.  And in a moment, my son was asleep in my arms.

“Papa I miss you so much, please come home now. Didn’t you miss me too?” he whispered in my ears.

“Miss you much more than you do, son.” I replied.

It broke my heart seeing him this way.  We missed each other a lot.   Sleepless nights are common in my hospital bed.  I’d been away from home for the last 20 days.  Unfortunately, I’d been hospitalised three times in  a span of 5 months for atleast 3 weeks stay in a row.

The visiting time was soon over.

“Papa, please come home soon,” said my child.

“Yes I will. Keep praying for my good health,” I said.

He really keeps praying for me.  At times, he would lay his small tiny hands on me and pray wholeheartedly for me.

The situation has been hard to bear.  But we need to follow the ordeal of life.  Unexpected turns are common in life.

The day I left my job to be with my son, I never thought such things are bound to happen.  But now, with nothing in hand I lay alone here in my hospital bed.

September 2015

Together We Will Live

Whether we like it or not,

We live together on this earth.

Although hills and valleys keep us apart,

We look the same star on a starry night.

Whatever different our lives may be,

Together we will live.

 

As did the flowers need the rain,

We need abundant love from up above.

As we call upon His name,

He’ll lead us wherever we are.

Through joy and sorrow,

Together we will live.

 

How diverse may be our lives;

If we did walk together as one,

The world will become a better place.

Remain aloft as you can be;

You breathe the same air as mine,

Together we will live.

 

How I become A Stay-at-Home Dad

“This time I came home to not leave you alone, if (at all) that’s possible”

I said to my one-year old son with tears dropping from my eyes. We hugged each other tightly.

On that fateful day, I did my Exit Interview in the Local Head Office of my former employer. I told them that I am more than happy to work with them for the years I’d been with them.  That’s how my resignation was fully processed and accepted.

This is how it unfolded:

It’s been hard starting a family away from my hometown, with both parents working.  Our hometown was some 1500 odd miles away.  We could only arranged a helper for few months after the birth our first baby.

We waited, our first child, for five years after our marriage.  Unable to arrange alternate ways, we discussed for long.  It was then that we find someone had to sacrifice our current job and take care of our family.

We looked at our first-born child for long and decided I will take care of him, as best as I could.  Taking into account our financial matters, the dice falls on me.

With great enthusiasm, I decided to turn my investments on our child.  All my time, my strength, and the wisdom gained so far.

Keeping on-hold, or to never have, the chance to satisfy my ambitious career, I sacrificed my prestigious banking job in the largest Public Sector Undertakings Bank in India, abruptly.   I could recalled those times, where I had been selected as “Best Employee of the Month” during my time there.

Friends and dear ones warned, “You’d lose social respect or status.”  That seems true.  But this is the reality of life.

Now that’s how I become a fulltime Stay-at-Home Dad some years down the line.

Tips from my parents and those books I’ve read, before and after getting married, helped me alot.  It is a great time to passed on values of life, stay guarded in outh faith.

That’s the career I chose for now, and as long as it takes.  Till date, I regret not!

Fishing with The Bible

a river
Fishing area

That sounds strange. Yes, and it is strange at first.

One evening Dad told we were going for fishing in a river not so far from our village. He told me to help while gathering tools for our fishing trip.

“Are we ready now?”  Dad asked smiling.

“Yes Daddy”

Can you please take your Bible along with you?

“Yes Daddy, but why?” I murmured.

“We might need it if we have a big catch,” he said hurriedly.

We trod down the narrow path in the dark for a while; we reached our target fishing spot in the river bay.  Daddy set up our fishing net and lay the bait.

Now we have to wait for a while.

“Where is your Bible? Read a portion of it.” He gave me the verses and added, “When I come back we will discuss what it wants to say and how far did you get.”

“Okay Dad.”

I lighted up the lantern and started reading. At that time, I just started reading books eagerly.

“We have a big catch,” Daddy says when he come back. “I laid some more bait,” he added.

Now that we are very happy counting our catch, we discussed my reading with great enthusiasm. That night still linger in my ear.  What a lovely and creative Dad I had!

Miss you Dad. See you in Heaven!

The Beatitudes*, part of the Sermon on the Mount was what we read that night.

*Matthew 5:3-11 (The Holy Bible)

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