A #wordywednesday post alert, dear readers! It has helped me get a few things off my chest, and that certainly feels better.
Staying hopeful takes courage, to believe that there will be light at the end of the tunnel even when you cannot see one coming, and I have been doing just that, reminding myself of the times when staying hopeful has paid off. The past four weeks have been extremely draining, to say the least—in every possible way i.e., physically, mentally and emotionally, with my parents (who live in another city, falling ill), with one of them needing hospitalisation and then, subsequently, things going downhill, leading towards even more unpredictability.
All this happened, while we were preparing to move into our new home here in Bangalore. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t even entirely ready in my mind to move out of a familiar neighbourhood. And, if that wasn’t all, the dwelling itself which was still a work in progress at the time was not completely ready to move in, yet, but we had to make the move anyway because as per our notice, the new tenants in our old home were ready to move in.
Towards the end of May, we finally moved to the new home. Around this time, the in-laws arrived from another city to spend a few weeks with us, as they usually do every summer, and as luck would have it, one of them fell seriously ill and had to be rushed to the ICU. There were complications arising out of nowhere, and then, last week, the husband and I spent most of our time running in and out of the hospital and finally, things began to look up. Yesterday, we were told that it was time to initiate the discharge formalities, so here we are today, all set to have them back home, to ease the parent back into recovery mode!
I am glad that in the midst of all this, I managed to send the teen to school, had enough food at home for everyone, kept a clean home, got the laundry done on time, and oh, the groceries, as well. (Whilst juggling my time between unpacking boxes because it was difficult to live out of cartons and suitcases any longer!!)
Life happens…and how! I had no clue even a month back that this was coming, but that’s the inevitability of life, I guess!
I am longing to get back to work, so setting up my work station has given me the greatest amount of comfort and pleasure, perhaps even more than setting up the kitchen, to be honest. I can see a clean home, finally and even though I still need to organise my study, it is functional and ready to see my tap away on my laptop.
In the past 15 days, I’ve not had a chance to look out from the living room balcony to see the view outside, but I did grab a few fleeting seconds yesterday, just after sunrise, while ushering in some light. This is what I saw—
Thankfully, the sky was a tad better and brighter than the greyness in my soul, right then.
Sometimes, all we need is to acknowledge that things may not be going right but we have countless blessings that continue to reinstate our faith in Life. Trying to stay positive is a must even though it feels better if I shed some tears and have a moan every now and then. And, through all this, that faint voice within me keeps telling me—”Hang on, this too shall pass.”
And so, I live in hope!
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
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