The moment I started thinking about the person who left a everlasting impression on my mind a flashback rolled in front of my eyes and I was in one of the darkest memories in my life where She was the women full of light and hope.
The day when our precious and joyful time in the beautiful vicinity of Himachal Pradesh changes to a dreadful experience with heavy rains followed by landslide at Rohtang Pass.
Its was 6 in the evening, getting dark everywhere and the powercut was making it more darker with every passing second. Blocked Roads, Heavy Rains, No Lights, No Mobile Connectivity, No Shelter, It was a shivering experience that shivered us to the soul. The feeling of being helpless at that moment rolled out as tears. Heavy rainfall block the hope of help reaching us.
And suddenly A Women in her late 80’s reached us. With a rubber sheet over her we felt she is also sufferer of road block but to our suprise, she said “Come With Me ” and she lead us to a small Hut nearby. A Hut covered with rubber sheets seems itself is struggling in heavy rains. When we enter, it has almost 8-10 people inside including old lady’s son, daughter-in-law and half dozen of grandchildren.
But the women with the small hut, is the biggest heart I ever met. She welcomed us inside, two more people in the hut seriously making it more congested but her smile don’t fade.
She gave us a blanket, while guiding her grandchildren to one blanket and offered us food to eat. They all definitely ate few bite less to give us that much needed bites. Everyone did the way old lady guided, no one offended her.
She sat by side while wiping my wet hairs with her saree she very calmly said, don’t worry it will be fine soon and you can stay here as long as rain stops and road opens.
With last candle left she offered us a corner with a blanket and said Sleep before candle gets over and head to her grandchild to make him sleep.
After having most silent sleep in the dreadful night when my eyes open with the sunrays falling on my eyes I saw her trying to lit up the stove with a combination of wet and dry wood pieces, with all preparation on morning meal done and everyone still fast asleep.
In that dreadful evening she comes as a blessing to us who if not offered us shelter and food, we might have died of cold and starvation. We stayed at her place for 3days untill rain stops and road cleared. She was very joyful lady with loads of stories in store to talk on.
When we entered her home she was an old wrinkled face lady who help us and by the time we left her place she was a motherly figure for us and we call her ‘Amma’.
That wrinkled face, with bright eyes, never fading smile, she was much more active than us and always says a self made success story that doesn’t lead to big luxuries but loads of happiness.
Today when I think of her, I feel she was definitely a Women Of Substance. A women full of power and positive influence. A women with big heart and loads of mercy.
She made us realise life is about smiling and struggling together. With 3days in her motherly shelter we realised there are still people who are always ready to help. She was a synonym of Hardwork, Sacrifice, Wisdom, Trust, Support and Excellence to me. She was the women who is #madeofgreat for me.
Wrinkled Face With Never Fading Smile, A Memory That Follow Me In Life Every Mile, Lack Of Everything, With Abudence Of Wisdom, She Looks Like Queen Of Her Kingdom, Never Tired In Life’s Run, Never Afraid Said It’s God’s Turn, A Ray Of Hope In The Darkest Sky, She Was As Strong As Bay, An Epitome Of Every Calibre, She Is The One I Refer, With Every Passing Day She Might Not Around, But She Teaches Me In Life’s Every Sound, With Her Always In My Mind, I Understand It Take Nothing To Be Kind, She Is Synonym Of Wisdom, She Is Symbol Of Love, She Is Replica Of Kindness, She Is What We Call Trust, She Is Simply #madeofgreat.
I am very thankful to Tata Motors, to take me to a trip down the memory lane in search of someone #madeofgreat I met in my life.
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