The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rules The World
Lajwanti rested her head on the pillow. It had been a very hectic day for her. She is the owner of a café shop and a proud mother of a very talented daughter. Her daughter is a renowned doctor at one of the city’s best hospital. And she is soon getting married to her childhood friend Viraaj Singhal, also a doctor in the same hospital.
Lying on her bed, Lajwanti could still remember the day she gave birth to little Khushi – that was the name she gave to her daughter – as her life was filled with joy when she held Khushi in her hands, for the very first time. Being a mother completed her life. But little did she know about the difficulties that were yet to come in her life.
Her husband and in-laws wanted a son and thus held her responsible for not giving birth to one. Right after she gave birth to Khushi, she was abandoned by her husband and his family. She was left all alone in this world. Her own parents had died right after her marriage. With nowhere to go, she tried to reason out with her husband but he was unwilling to hear anything.
With no other way out, at first she thought of leaving Khushi in an orphanage and return back to her husband. But the sight of her daughter gave her strength to fight back.
She sold her golden bangles, earrings and chain, her only possessions, and rented a house. She had always been a good homemaker. Even before and after her marriage, she had always been appreciated by everyone for her culinary skills. With the little money left, she started a home delivery service for office goers. With all her determination, will power and skill, she soon started getting even bigger orders. After nearly five years of hard work, Lajwanti managed to start her own café. She was good hearted and good natured which gave a boost to her business and the café became popular.
So many years had passed after that… She could see her dream come true in Khushi. She fought with the whole world, stood up at every situation, realised her inner strength, became confident and never gave up. Today she is a winner.
Lajwanti’s thoughts wandered off to many other things before she finally fell asleep. The next day will be another busy day for her at the café, as has been for so many years. She was successful and she was happy and according to her, the journey has just begun….