Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Two sides of a Coin



She had no other way than letting go off her child. Been unmarried, young and with a good future awaiting her, she can’t let a single mistake from her side to jeopardize her life and moreover her parents name and fame in the society. More than herself she was concerned about the humiliation her parents would have to face if anyone comes to know about the child of their daughter out of wedlock. The mere thought of this is what made her agree to give away her little one when the social worker in the hospital suggested her to give the baby for adoption. Except for the initial touch of her child she didn’t had any contact with him. Thou heart wrenching she saw her baby been carried away from her, who was completely unaware of what’s happening with him.

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She and her husband had been waiting all their life for this. After bearing the agony for so many years of trying to have a child and miscarriages, this was a moment that was going to change their life forever and for good. They had been walking in and out of orphanages and foster homes to adopt a child. But something or the other always goes wrong and they were left disappointed each time. But today, everything fell in place and they were actually going to be parents to a baby. A baby with light brown eyes, jet black hair and a smile on his lips even when he’s sleeping. They were holding a baby boy which was going to be their own son in a few hours. The child she waited all this years to give birth and hold close to her bosom.








19 comments :

  1. I'm so happy to know that the baby will be blessed with a happy and loving home!

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  2. Brilliant..the title could not have been better. I loved the way - you kept it simple and non dramatic. Would look forward to more such posts from u - this month at UBC. Keep up the great writing...

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  3. Oh yes, some people have it so easy in life and don't value what they have while some have to struggle real hard for that very same thing!

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  4. 2 different situations nicely depicted. Reminds me of Kunti and Karna from the Mahabharata.

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  5. As a mother of two precious, adopted daughters, I enjoyed this. I know the pain of adoptions that did not pan out as well as the beauty of the ones that did. My girls are grown now, but I will always be thankful for the loving decision by their birth parents to allow them into our lives.

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  6. We have the gift of life, which we take for granted!

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  7. I liked your story told from the two different viewpoints. Very touching and nicely done.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.com/2014/07/ubc-day-2-we-deserve-love-and-affection.html

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  8. I loved how you showed both sides of the equation.
    You write beautifully!
    :)

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  9. It's always sad to sacrifice a child because of limits in someone's life. Emotional write up:)

    http://vishal-newkidontheblock.blogspot.com/2014/07/chapter-2-orkut-love-story.html

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  10. Beautiful. You have captured the essence of motherhood so well.

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  11. Two perspectives, two sets of emotions and thoughts captured very nicely, Sheethal. Well done!

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  12. Life is such, what goes around, comes around. At least a child is finding a loving home. Well written.

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  13. Yin and yang... the girl was sad at having to give her child away, but a couple were only too happy to take the baby and care for him as their own. :) Nice.

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  14. ah! you could not have written a better piece under this topic. Painful yet beautiful.

    Lovely this was babe!

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  15. that was such a nice post. Some one's sorrow becomes some one's joy.
    Tina from The Sunny Side of Life

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  16. The world is not too bad isn't it :) For all negatives, there is a positive :)
    Bhavya
    My UBC Day 3 post

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  17. Beautiful post, the choices people make in life...lovely.

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  18. How lovely...its true that what may be joy for me may not be for another ...very nicely written

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