When I used to see the birds flying back to their nests in the evening after day long flying, wandering, searching food for their young ones, I was overwhelmed. It was a pleasant to see the birds flying in flock. I always loved bird watching. It is true that I like observing flock of cattle going back to their shades after long day wandering in pasture land, leaving behind lot of dust in the sky. I realized and understood the whole thing when I have my own family here in Delhi.
I am working in an office having a lot of work to finish, meeting the deadlines, meetings, etc. The moment we have to head towards my own house, the frame of mind changes suddenly. I feel relaxed. Oh! Now I have to go to that place where there is optimism, positivity, stream of energy, my love- my wife and my two lovely kids. Oh! Really life without them I can’t imagine.
There is always a fear that I would get late by 20 minutes, someone in the house would get worried. So, I have to reach home on time. When I see my wife and kids waiting for my arrival in balcony, I forget the tiredness of all day work. Really we can’t explain the facial expressions of my kids. When they see me coming, their faces start glowing.
Sometimes they play pranks. Both of them hid themselves behind the curtain and when I ask for them, they suddenly jump out of curtain with shouting- Fool, Fool, Fool, Papa! we make you fool.
I remember a small thing. When I was out of town for one week, every day I got calls from my wife and kids that they were missing me lot. This makes me happy that my family members are worried, when I was not among them. When I came back I saw my kids started crying and hugged me –saying that papa I love you and its very difficult for us to live without you. This small thing made me stronger. This attachment gave me strength to do better in future, to work hard, and to get everything for the betterment and happiness of my family. Home is not just a concrete material and some family member living under the same roof; it is the place where you have many sweet memories. Many pranks are done by your kids. Even the flowers in the pot look like that they understand you. They laugh at you. When you hear the laughter of your kids coming from their room, it is a matter of great satisfaction and pride.
One can only experience these moments. It prepares you for future. It’s not less than the fragrance of flowers. Your own house, your own family and love and affection of your kids and wife make the concrete house – a beautiful and lively home.