Old mother’s day out with son
(Based on a tamil narration posted by Sri Venkat Srinivasan in face book. I wrote it with my face made wet by own tears. Thank you Venkat)
Once my wife called over phone and toldme,
“A lady known to me would like to spend ,
This evening in your company and I know ,
That she loves you much more than me.”
Later she told me it was my mother ,
Whom I have made to live in a separate house ,
Because I thought that my wife was working too much ,
In looking after me and our three kids.
I called my mother over phone and said hello,
And she became greatly worried and asked me ,
Whether everything is okay with me and I said,
“Yes, my wife wants me to take you out today.”
I went to her home and she was ready , waiting for me,
Dressed in an old Sari which my father had purchased for her,
About nineteen years back and I took her to a small hotel,
Which we used to go when my father was alive.
She told me that she was thrilled with great joy,
And had told all her friends that “I am going out,
Today with my son and am going to spend the evening .
With him and they all were happy and wished her all the best.
When entered the restaurant , she caught my hand just like a mother,
And then I gave her the menu card and asked her to tell me her choice,
Her face glowed and she read the items one by one and told me to select ,
And also told me , when I was kid she always used to that.
While eating she appreciated me and my wife and children,
And one by one enquired about their welfare and mentioned,
Correctly all our likes and dislikes and due to this,
WE were little late to go to the Cinema Hall .
At night when I left her home , she hugged me like a mother,
And told me how much she enjoyed the day and she told me.
“Within a few days I would call both of you to spend time with me ,
But at that time all the expenses will be met by me.”
When I went back, I thanked my wife and told her in deatail ,
About everything and a few days later I got information ,
That my mother was no more and after the usual rituals,
Next day I got a letter from my mother with a pre paid voucher.
When you left , I know I will not last long , but I wanted ,
To be with you me and your wife for one evening ,
Please go to the same reastaurent and order food for three ,
And along with you I would be there at the table.
I am enclosing a pre paid voucher from the hotel for food ,
For three people and some money for three cinema tickets ,
Though you may not see me , I would eat with you ,
Talk with t you and enjoy the picture , all at my expense.