Article by Dr Anita Dharma
When the gentleman was 45 years old his wife suddenly passed away…..His relatives and friends advised him to remarry and settle down.ButHe advised all in the negative and told them that he had only one son.And my son is a gift to me from my wife,I will look after him well and my life will be successful with his success.
Son grows up…gets married in grand style and the father handed over his well established business to his son and retired.After a year or so the father had his breakfast a bit early one morning.After starting his breakfast he requested his daughter in law for curd ……if it was there His daughter in law said there was no curd….this was heard by his son…who was entering the dining area for breakfast.After the father had his breakfast the son and his wife sat down to have breakfast….on the breakfast table there was a bowl of curd.
After having his breakfast and with no comments, the son also left home for office. That day and night the son pondered over curd matter.Next day the son requested his father to accompany him to the court to get married.
His father told him “I do not need a second marriage at this age and I give you all the love, you do not need a mother.What is the use of the second marriage ?”
The son replied him politely…father I am not getting a mother for myself or a wife for you….i am only trying my best so that you get your bowl of curd everyday.
From tomorrow me and my wife will move to a rented apartment and I shall work in your office as a worker who will be paid wages,so that your daughter in law knows the value of a bowl of curd.