I am feeling peaceful while I write this one. The reason? Four days back, one of the random readers of my blog messaged me. Interestingly, she stumbled upon my recent posts and found it to be good. Surprised, I thanked her for the kind words. She then told she wanted to share something with me. It was one of the recent incidents that happened to her.
It was about her little niece Surbhi’s mom- her sister. I could literally feel the chill when she shared the incident.
The ambulance screeched through the crowded road, blowing its siren continuously. As the driver applied sudden brakes, Surbhi held on to her aunt.
“Don’t worry, everything will be alright.”
Assurance was all she could give the little girl. As they reached the emergency ward of the hospital, the patient was unconscious.
The doctors hurriedly arrived.
“Another heart attack.” doctors looked worried. “Admit the patient.” Surbhi and her aunt looked on, as the woman was taken away.
“Is mother going to die this time?” the 10 year old didn’t know what was going on. “Oh no, she will be fine.” the aunt’s tears diverted from her words.
I was actually in a state of shock. It was a pleasant evening until she shared this with me. For a moment, the only thing which stayed in my mind was “Why me?” It was also the next thing I asked her. “I’m sorry, but I just felt like sharing this with you. It is one of those hunches, but believe me, the incident has a positive ending.” I was still confused and I am sure she might have sensed it.
Coming back to the incident, it took almost three days to revive Surbhi’s mother. The first person she wanted to meet was the aunt.
“I can’t watch Surbhi withering away like this. Why aren’t the doctors able to treat you completely? This is the 5th attack since the last 2 years when you were diagnosed with your condition. It’s difficult for us to live like this… in fear of you leaving us.”
“I’m not leaving.” her feeble voice spoke out with determination. “I’m never going to give up on you two. I choose to live and this is not how I die. Yes, it is a difficult process, but when was life easy? I’ll fight till my last breath because living for you both is worth doing it!”
Never give up. This was something I had seen in many places. Whenever I read inspirational stories about how people never gave up until they achieved their goals, I felt some kind of energy. However, it was the first time this idea of never giving up struck right on my heart. When I conveyed my heartfelt thanks for her
wonderful time, she just told me this – Be it anything, never give up. This time, I am going to hold on to it. I am sure you will too 🙂