She got up before sunrise and went to meet her mom-in-law,
Hesitantly, her mom-in-law gave her the Sargi.
She had been fasting the whole day, like she did every year, but this year was different
While she went about her daily routine, her ears were glued to the radio set in the kitchen.
Every ring on the mobile, saw her rush towards the phone and a second later witness her crestfallen face.
She smiled as her toddler hugged her, but the worry lines never left her face,
She was decked up like a new bride, but the happiness was missing.
A look at her and her mother-in-law had no words,
She simply hugged her daughter-in-law who was now more than a daughter to her.
She prayed and begged in front of the Gods, but
This Air-force wife refused to lose hope
It had been more than 24 hours since the chopper crashed in the mountains, with no updates about the crew on board.
This Karva Chauth was more about faith than a ritual
My salute to the brave wives and families of our armed forces.
61 Replies to “Karva Chauth, a story of faith – #writebravely”
I had a lump in my throat when I reached the end and found myself praying for her Husband’s safety.
One of your best posts, so far.
This made me choke, Neha. How incredibly hard it must be to keep a happy face for the sake of her toddler and mil when she’s herself fearing for the worst! 🙁
Wishing against the hope, I wish her faith in the ritual and the faith is restored! Heart wrenching, lump in a throat kind of tale!
– Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
Thanks Anagha! I guess all rituals were more about faith and hope than anything else. Somewhere down the line they got rigid and bigger than the emotion
Beautifully written. And a wonderful tribute to the wives of the olive green
Thank you Dr. Roshan
Indeed it was more about faith than a ritual! My god how traumatic it can be for the armed forces families at such news. And most of the times they are not updated due to security reasons. I cant imagine a life like this and have a lot of respect for women who opt out for this life!!
True Shalini! All we can do is show compassion and support these strong women. Their story too needs to be told
Hope is the ly word which we can give to a lady who is waiting for her husband…. Dis post is best of ur’s
Salute to them! I write this with a heavy heart. Faith has its true meaning here. Thanks for this post.
Hats off to them ! This story shows us the real significance behind the celebrating of Karva Chauth !
Thank you Melani
Very Touching, one must never loose faith and hopes
Wow very nice read.. Loved reading it
Loved this post Neha, and I also salute all the army wives!
Thank you Zainab
Your story had me getting goosebumps! Hats off to all brave wives!
Yes! Hats off to our armed forces and their families. They are the true picture of courage.
Such a beautiful post, thanks for sharing! ⚡️
I was in tears reading this😞 That was a pretty hard thing for her to do. That’s why mother is all about endurance
Thank you Mamatha
That touched my heart deeply. Yes, her karvachauh was more about faith.
Loved the way you have captured the anxiety and relationship between DIL and MIL.
Thank you Shilpa
Very well written post. Beautifully you brought up the struggle of armed forces – wives. True karwa is more of faith than a ritual
Thank you Radha
Army wives have the bravest of hearts. They are so strong and always at their feet to her any kind of news. A salute to them!
True that Geethica. All we can do is salute them and pray for the safety of their loved ones.
Beautiful, Had goosebumps reading it , one line and it got all the pain!
Thank you Jhilmil
Ojh my heart really sank first but then hope and faith can do wondera. Really beautiful piece.
Thank you Nisha
The story is so heart touching, I got goosebumps! <3
Thank you Namrata
Loved your take on karwa chauth and salute to armed force better halves for their faith and courage
Very beautifully you penned down the feelings and emotions of wife of an armed man in this post. I feel very proud not only for army men but more for their courageous wives who let their husbands to go and fight for our nation. Even I can’t do this. Very touching and heartbreaking post. Feels so bad for her.
Thank you Minakshi
Truly one of the best post this literally in tears while reading ths
Really a salute to army wives.. We have our partners with us all the time but their partners are away for the security of all of us..
True that Mrinal
That’s a very touching read… I read somewhere… make your faith stronger than your fear…
Such a beautiful quote to live by
I got goosebumps reading this!! Truly, salute to those wives!!
Thank you Prisha
Very touchy and painful.
A beautiful story of holding on to faith. Loved it!
Beautifully written. I had a lump in my throat reading the last few lines. A lovely tribute to our soldiers and their family and also a nice take on Karva Chauth.
Families of soldiers are more brave than soldiers I feel. And in your tale wife has put a brave face and took faith’s hand. Lovely tale.
MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts
True that Meenal
Oh God!! that’s really scary Neha. Hope he & all other come back safe & sound. Faith & prayers. too deep
A heart touching one. Very well written post 👍 Neha.