She was a woman in lower middle class, uneducated and married at a very young age. She was a mother of 5. She had faced lot of struggles in life, but one of them is something that out stands all of them.
Her husband lost his left limbs in paralysis. He was dysfunctional. He could merely speak. She served him for 19 years incessantly in the same way. She used to work from morning till night in his care. She would make him tea early in the morning with some biscuits and repeat making tea for another 3-4 times, whenever he demanded. She used to then cook food for him and take a nap in the noon. She used to clean his shit everytime he used the loo. She used to bathe him every morning. She would help him walk around the tricky corners of the house and assist him to sit on his asana all day where he would be visited by lot of ongoers in the neighborhood. He was man spoken of being very strong in his youth and hence lot of followers.
She did this irrelevant of her feeling unwell. She never travelled to far land lest he would be alone. She never went away for her relaxation. For 19 years every single day, she was with him. She took care of him.
She never complained much about her condition, however she felt tired of the work and might weep in hours of dismay in discussions with daughters in her neighborhood. But she never ever left him. When time called, he had to leave her alone. He went on his path to heaven. World spoke of the freedom, she got after his death and how peacefully she can live there on. Little did they know what would follow.
After his death, she lost her health. She became weak and soon she was diagnosed of cancer. She followed him to heaven within a year.
Was it his love for her that kept her alive ?
Was her love for him that kept her alive ?
Was it her worry about him, what would happen of him after her, that kept her alive ?
Was her pain in love stronger than the pain in her body, that oversaw what was happening to her and kept her sustain it ?
Was it mere coincidence ?
Did he call her to after-life !
What was that made her love him unconditionally for so long ?
Was she devoted to him and was it her devotion to see her husband as a God ?
She was a woman with some virtue in my eyes.
What is she to you ?