We met our guardian angel after 42 years
The year was 1972 and I was working in Coimbatore at that time. My wife had presented me with our first son. I got a senior class I gazetted job in Central tobacco Institute in Rajamundry and after despatching all our household goods by TVS , I arrived at the new Institute.One of my office people called Nalam got me a house for rent there.My landlady who was a Ph.D in Leather biochemistry and who had been unfortunately widowed was living in one portion along with her two kids- a boy and a girl. My father , in laws and my wife with our new son came and joined me there. My wife who did not know Telugu and though a graduate was not confident enough to converse in English. Within a minute after we occupied our house. Our landlady the three of us under her protective wings. WE used to call her Aunty. My son who had several health problems as a baby was her baby right from that time and wife became younger sister of Aunty. I became uncle to both her kids Rani and Babu. It was an extremely miserable financial emergency for both of us. Once all our responsibilities were fulfilled, the money that I took home was a pittance .WE used to struggle to make both ends meet and there were times during the month end that We did not have money to pay for Baby food. Being in a new place and being one of the senior most officers of the Institute, I used to feel shy to ask for loan.But Our Goddess, our guardian angel Aunty decided that we were hers and our problems was hers. About 2 years later we had a baby girl who was the pet of Aunty and was 100% of the time with Aunty.I got a transfer to Bangalore after 3 years competing with 85 candidates and tearfully Aunty bid us farewell.Just before we left Rani was requested by her school to write and act in an English Drama during the children’s day and It was the only Drama that I wrote in life . Two years later Rani got I rank in Andhra Pradesh matriculation examination and she is now one of the famous opthomologists in USA and Babu is a lawyer in Rajhamundry.
A few days back we went on a pilgrimage to few important temples of Kona seema and met our Goddess and protective angel once again with eyes bathed in tears. Our Aunty is as cheerful as earlier and blessed us. She was the greatest Goddess whom we saluted during our tour.