Everyone will be having their moment in life. Best moment in life! Which brings goosebumps to our body. Which can make you cry in happiness. The moment of lifetime. I guess everyone have such a moment. If you can’t find what it is; wait; something big is coming on your way. I am a person who find happiness in every simple things. (Even in a simple smile from a stranger. Really! 🙂 ) In these 24 years I lived, it’s just that one simple day that makes me cold as an ice. I can still hear that shrieking voice ringing in my ears.
It’s almost midnight. I was not feeling comfortable in that chair in front of the labor room. I turned to my Mom. Anxiety and stress filled in her eyes. Dad is sitting in the other end of the corridor. I got up and walked randomly. The chairs in front of the room is packed with people. What they all have to say? Agony, Chaos & all above; eagerness. I walked towards Dad and sat next to him. “Can I make a call to Jeeju?” Without any pause he handed me the phone. I started dialing to my brother-in-law; mom warned me that he may be asleep. I checked time. Its 12.15 am; only 9.45 pm in Qatar. Not a big deal! After all its his wife who is inside that room. He answered the call in a sleepy voice. I conveyed the message that she got pain and is taken to the labor room. He said OKAY and disconnected the call. I saw my Mom praying frantically. I was not that afraid as she is; but yeah! A lots of delivery stories and all are already in my head. I need everything to be fine with less pain. (It won’t happen 😦 )
I looked around. Stretchers, Wheel chairs, Oxygen cylinders, White gowned nurses, White coated doctors. In a sudden moment I felt so blue. How hard it is to be in a hospital? What if it’s for a lifetime? Every eyes with a story of pain or hope; or so many other unwanted feelings. Then I realized why I chose to be an Architect. Why I hate the medical field. Actually I don’t hate; I am afraid of it. I can’t withstand this atmosphere; I m sensitive. In a moment I thanked Almighty for creating Doctors and Nurses in this world; who are less concerned about their lives and more about other’s.
The door of the labor room swung open; the doctor came forward calling out my sister’s name. Mom sprang up and was about to run to her.Doctor gestured to sit there itself. “She is having pain; a little fever too. There is nothing to worry; You should wait. Let me see.” Mom freeze. Tears were trickling down. She returned to her seat and started crying. I was in a confusion on what to do. Is it getting complicated? Dad comforted us by saying there is nothing to worry about. He already passed two such situations alone, while Mom was inside the labor room for me and my sister. Dad called Mom’s sister. She is making her way to the hospital. After a few minutes she came with her son(my best friend). After seeing my mom, my aunt too started crying. What a strange sisters! :O My Dad tried his best to keep them calm. I sat with my cousin in the corridor.
Its Onam after two days. Someone was cleaning the ground floor lobby when she was taken to the labor room. A floral competition was going on between the different departments in the hospital. Today was canteen employees turn to show their creativity. They started the design by drawing a Ganesha in the center. While all this happenings; I often checked how is the design progress (the typical designer in me 😛 ). It’s almost 2 am now and half of the design is completed. As usual we babbled about our old days and memories; it all ended up in ‘Ek tha tiger’; the new release then; already watched by him. I was looking forward to know more about the movie. (the typical movie freak in me 🙂 ).
Its 5.10 am and they are doing their final work in the design. Someone is trying hard to place flowers to complete Ganesha. After some adventurous tries, they managed to place the eyes for the Ganesha (two dark flowers). There came a shrieking cry breaking the whole silence. The door swung open again. Once again her name called out. “Nothing to worry. It’s a baby girl.” THANK GOD. I smiled. I smiled with all the happiness without realizing that this shrieking voice is going to make me smile throughout my life till now. After a few moments,their came the new member of our family.Nurse handed over her to Mom rounded in a Pink baby blanket. She looked amazed. She winked her big black eyes and made a yawn. Welcome to the world honey! Giving a mere smile she returned to the sleep. That’s it. My more colorful life started from there on wards.
Years passed. She started crawling, walking, talking. She even started helping me in making floral designs. Turning 3 on the coming Onam, she is the best present I got from Almighty. Who can change my every tear to smile 🙂 . I often tells her she was like a little rabbit when she was born. Now, whenever she see a picture of rabbit she asks me “I was like this or beautiful than this?”. I always answers, “Nothing is more beautiful than you.”
I don’t know whether anything wonderful is coming on my way. But for me, till now its she and the moment she came to my life is the best ever happened to me.