Her day begins at six and has no end to it, even after she lies down on her bed, planning her next day in advance. Breaking the stereotypes of the society, which says that man earns the bread and butter for the family, she retired from the officer position in a bank, a few years back. That contagious smile which comes when she is with her family is her strength.
Being a people’s person, she has always considered others before she could even think about herself. She preserves when things get tough. She digs deep into her faith reservoirs and knows all things will work together for her good. Praying for more strength is what works for her. She protects her joy and peace, she covers her family and friends.
“My life journey to prove my strength started when I with my parents migrated from Myanmar to Calcutta. At 15 I had to start earning for my studies and my family. Managing a sick father at the hospital, I somehow completed my metrics. I wanted to complete my graduation before taking a full-time job. Being courageous enough at managing my life, I did complete my graduation to become a teacher in school. With God’s grace, I later got a job in a bank. It was a movement of success for striving with patience. Another movement of glory came in as I was about to step into a new role of a wife. But before my father could bless me for this new life, he passed away.
My husband was into business, but none of them proved to be fruitful for us.Inspite of being blessed with two kids, I continued to work as a clerical staff in the bank. I always wished for a stable life, at least for my kids. So my husband took care of my little ones and cooperated a lot, while I became the man of the house.
I could have retired at an early age as my kids were settled, but comfort never became my cup of tea or with so many hardships in life, I did not have the scope to welcome comfort. So I continued to lead my life, saving whatever I have earned for my future use or for my family. I never want my kids to go through the difficult times that I have seen, just as no mother would want to.”
Every person has good as well as bad days …For Jasbir, bad days were not just for shedding tears. Bad days only made her stronger with courage because she dropped her pride of comfort long enough to learn what life was trying to teach her.
A mom’s heart is always a courageous one to leave aside the comfort for her kids…isn’t it?
I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge for prompt 6 ‘You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot have both’