A day without mother at home
IT WAS harvesting season. My mother who saw that my father was harvesting in the paddy field alone, went to help him. I and my youngest sister stayed at home. Our mother got up early in the morning, prepared our breakfast which was rice, and went to the paddy field with our father.
They were in the paddy field even before dawn. I saw my parents were very much tired as they had to do a lot of work in the paddy field. But they did not think of the fatigue or hot sun. Instead, they just worked hard. Because of the changes in her life style, my mother fell ill. She told father that her body was aching and that she appeared to have caught a fever.
My father said he could do the work in the field alone without her help and asked her to stay at home and look after us. Reluctantly, she agreed and stayed at home. But, unfortunately, even during that time she was down with a fever and was unable to cook or care for us. She said she was ill.
Father took immediate action. He took her to the hospital to see the doctor. But in the afternoon, I saw my father coming home alone. He told us that our mother had been admitted in the hospital. I and my sister became very sad. So was our father.
It was very difficult for all three of us to spend that night without our dear mother. A family without a mother did not complete. My sister went to the kitchen and tried to do some work. I also went and tried to help her. But everything ended up in a real mess. We could not cope without our mother.
The following day both I and my sister went to school. That day I did not even go to the playground. I was thoroughly disappointed. After school hours, I came home in sorrow and anger.
Thankfully, my mother had come home. Father was happy, my sister was happy and I was even happier. My mother was well again.