As a bride, when I entered my matrimonial home, surrounded by strangers, to say I was nervous and scared is an understatement. Being from a region very different from the new home, I did not know what to expect. At 23, there were only stars in my eyes. I longed for an ideal home, just like my own home. But now this was home.
One of my husband’s cousin’s wife had taken over the kitchen. Just a few years older than me, she was a champion. Doling out regular cups of tea and coffee, snacks and dinner, she worked round the clock, with a smile.
I could only imagine myself in the future at some other cousin’s wedding going through the motions. I felt it was no safe zone. Not like my home, tch tch.. mom’s home.
Then I saw my husband, sitting in a group, laughing away at jokes and being teased by the cousins. I sought him. At that moment, he looked up and our eyes met. With the slightest motion of his head, he acknowledged me. I knew then, that everything will be alright. He will be my pillar of strength in this world.
Have you ever faced a moment like that? where you could instantly connect with someone?