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Looking at her pedometer she thought ‘Just few more steps; only few more‘ panting heavily. Few more rounds at jogger’s park will make her as well the walking device happy. She was in the last leg of her walk, when a glance inside an open window reminded her something. Something that happened in another life it seems….

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Newly wedded she entered his house, clad in the best designer gowns.

Eyes searching for a familiar face, from the crowd; in this alien place.

Many were gathered to see, the new bride – ‘bahu‘, ‘dulhan‘ now her names.

Empty walls, long faces; not a single smile – ‘Have I done a mistake?’ asks her worried mind!

Left her life, comfort, family, job behind; for him & his LOVE with all perks combined.

Different rituals, unalike customs, contrasting place! Missed her home, comforts of the familiar embrace.

Long veil & Nine yards; her new friends – with a promise to never apart.

Few more days and she will be a bird out of this Golden cage;

Craving to soar high! Breathe, breathe & breathe in the independent delight.

Counting every single day, she knew this is going to end soon. A Big city, home sweet home; away from this chaos, drapes & veil.

No more forced smiles, or nodding to words she can’t comprehend. No more unsolicited advises & lists of Do’s & Don’ts.

But the last few days made her realize, this is a home too; with a different lifestyle.

Clothes, customs, language can vary; but the heart inside is still the same – parents LOVE never change.

Finally LAST day has arrived; she hugged her loved ones and taken them by surprise!

Never happened in this house before – that a ‘bahu’ touched feet and hugged her Saas (Mother-in-Law)” told her better half with a wink & smile.

I am the answer to her prayers; a DAUGHTER she always wanted to bear’. She replied & brushed off tears – missing those Green painted empty walls & FAMILY left behind.

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Reaching home she dialed a number – called her Maa and talked like forever. Now changed into a business suit, clicked a selfie to send with a note – I Miss You Maa & Papa. She still wears NINE yards and take veils, when visit them every once in a while. But now LOVE is the factor, not any empty ritual or a custom that it claims.

I’m taking part in the Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge.

© Dipika Singh (gleefulblogger)

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18 Comments

Neha · October 7, 2017 at 6:23 am

Beautiful! This is something every married woman can relate with. You have put those feelings in words

Monika · October 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

U have beautifully written bout feelings of bahu n saas who are now more of maa and beti , loved it

Anita Singh · October 7, 2017 at 8:10 am

apki har post kahin na kahin kisi na kisi se relate karti hai, inface har kisi se thoda bahut hi sahi per related rehti hai 👍👍
Bahut accha likhty ho 😍😍🤗🤗

JayanthyG · October 7, 2017 at 9:17 am

Very beautifully expressed Dipika! 😊

upasna · October 7, 2017 at 10:12 am

So much loved this post Dipika. I hug my MIL too. I confess I love her despite the differences.

Mayuri Nidigallu · October 7, 2017 at 11:18 am

Is this your story, Dipika?
Such a beautiful transition.
Loved feeling the emotions your words brought forth.

AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal · October 9, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Brilliant take on this topic Dipika. Loved it !

    gleefulblogger · October 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Thank You so much 🙂

Rohan Kachalia · October 10, 2017 at 10:10 am

This is so perfectly written, Dipika. That moment of hugging MIL and that of her missing her parents is a big event especially in the lives of many husbands, especially mine.

    gleefulblogger · October 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Haaha, yes I can understand the relief and comfort in that. Thank you for reading 🙂

Sujata Bansod · October 10, 2017 at 10:27 am

nice writing dipika and feeling of newly wed soul i.e. Bahu

    gleefulblogger · October 10, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks a lot Sujata

Melani Rayen · October 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Very beautifully written..A mindset of every new married women

    gleefulblogger · October 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Thank You so much for reading and glad you liked it.

Shilpa Garg · October 10, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Looks like this is your story, Dipika!! Isnt it!!
Loved the amalgamation of the new and the old, traditions and modernity. Loved this take for the prompt!

Disha · October 10, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Loved the way you have defined relation between DIL & MIL. And its a happy sight to actually see these emotions nowadays around us. 🙂

Payal Agarwal · October 11, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Wish my mother in law was alive. Never saw her. Your post is beautiful. Reminds me of the days when we used to wear nine yards and a veil. 🙂

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