Mom’s blessing

Mom’s blessing


February 1, 2017

The widow hugged her son as he left in pursuit of greener pastures.

She lived for his daily evening calls.

After a year, he said, “I’m married!”

Two years later… “You are a grandma!” She blessed him.

One evening she said, “Don’t waste money asking about me. I’m fine if I know you are happy.”

Thereafter, every evening she only said -“God Bless son” – when he said ‘Bye’.

One day he arrived to surprise her. He hid outside and called.

His neighbour came, placed a recorder before the receiver and left.

Dejected he sat down with his pen and diary…

Nisha Sanjeev

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