She always knew she loved him a little too much, spoiling him with everything she could ever give and marring the preconceived notion of give and take relationship. She never expected lofty gestures of claiming his undying love for her or vows of forever and always. Her demands were a little more practical, she demanded his attention, his time and maybe some gratitude once in a while.
Though he was not very observant of her demands, he still tried to make do the best possible from his busy schedule. Whenever he used to return from a foreign trip he showered her with many expensive accessories, perfumes, make up and what not. Though many a times he would forget important dates like her birthday and often could not even make it on time for the parties or scheduled dinners.
She was good at hiding her disappointment and silently coping up with her sorrows, not ever demanding anything more than he could accommodate in his tight schedule but then one day it all changed. The day he decided to bring another woman in his life, she broke down, her son her one and only cherished companion was going to be snatched away from her and she could do nothing about it.
Her helplessness grew like a wild-fire in a dry jungle when she came to know that her son is going to move out of the country permanently after his wedding. She was remorseful, cannot even pretend to hold in her anguish and portray a face of merriment. Her son, baffled by her sudden change of attitude but not aware of the reason termed it as a temporary phase and did not try to meddle in affairs even when she constantly gave a cold shoulder to his fiancée Tara.
The ice only broke when a few days before the wedding, Tara sauntered into her room with her Tab and started showing the pictures and layouts of the new house abroad, ‘and this will be your room Mom’ Tara told her casually. It was far from casual for the lady sitting next to Tara. She realized how orthodox and preconceived her notions were, how she blamed her son’s fiancée for creating riot in her little paradise. Feeling ashamed of herself and emotionally drowned out, little sobs started exuding her mouth.
That was the moment of edification for her and she realized that she has not been discarded from their lives and she has not lost her precious son, but has gained something more in the bargain, a daughter to cherish who will dote over her unconditionally.