Sanjay looked down at the mammoth project lying before him for the umpteenth time. How was he going to do it? It all seemed too difficult – so technical. He didn’t even have any idea of what the function of each little thing was. How did Anita manage to do it? Effortlessly, flawlessly, day after day?
He was just thinking of giving up when his gaze fell on his kid daughter Anu, who was watching her father’s frustrated attempts with wide open eyes. He pulled a long face at her.
Anu smiled, the expression lighting up her childish face. “Come on, Papa. Just do it. I know you can! If you need help, I’ll always be there for you!”, she said in an innocent but firm voice, echoing what he always told her when she had trouble with her school projects.
His heart melted as he looked at his little angel – her little body clothed in a powder blue frock, her hair all mussed up from sleep. He bent down, hugged her and gave her a kiss on her rosy cheek. “Yes, sweetheart, I’ll do it,” he said.
And then he turned to the task before him. He would do it, no matter what. He would learn. He would make mistakes, but then who didn’t? He would do it for Anu. He would do it for his beloved wife, who had brought this little miracle, this bundle of joy into their lives.
Yes, he would do it. He would prepare breakfast for his darling wife Anita on their 6th wedding anniversary before she woke up and surprise her with it.
PS: Cheers to my mom n dad who are celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary today! Wishing them many many more occasions like this!!