I don’t consider myself as a very lucky person. I have never won a lucky draw in my life and god knows I’ve participated in MANY. I have never won in gambling(no, I have never been a big risk taker to participate in big gamblings – I refer to slot machine gambling here 🙂 ). Never won a lottery, either. I am so unlucky that when we need to drop our name for a lucky draw I get it written by my wife in her name and then drop it. But whoever is watching over me has made sure that I am lucky wherever it matters. Rachna, my wife, is a result of one such stroke of luck. Not her being but her being my wife, that is. And I strongly believe that ending up with a compatible and a good person as a spouse requires some serious luck.
We’ve been married for 14 years, so far, and I think I can tell confidently that I know her, pretty well. She will be turning 40 on 2nd November. Oops, they say that one mustn’t reveal a woman’s age. But who says that she is a woman…hang-on….she is a super woman!(this must be the kitschiest lines anyone has ever said:D but what the heck? I don’t write so often about her too 🙂 ). And this post is a tribute to this super woman who happens to be my wife. And, pray, why must I write a tribute about her? Well, I think that it is only appropriate for a person to, once in a while, take some time out to sit calmly and reflect on people/things that have been a positive effect in his life and thank the lord for it.
Well, I am not going to talk about how we met. You can read it here with my other comments about her which made sense at that time 🙂 Well, what more can I add over what I have already talked about her? For one, nothing of that has changed 😉 But we together have been through around 5 years of entrepreneurship. And I have seen her work on her writing assignments, in awe. When she is at the computer she has a single-minded dedication to finish the jobs that she has lined up for the day. She might be travelling or feeling unwell or terribly sleepy but she will finish the job she has promised her client to finish for that day before she retires for the day. Among the over-crowded world of writers she has created an incredible niche for herself, with her writings on her blog. So, everyday,she is not only finishing assignments given to her by clients but she is also creating beautiful posts which influence many people in a positive way. No wonder that customers seek her out rather than other way out like how it works with lesser mortals like me 🙂 One can safely say about her writing is that she is changing the world, in a positive way, one post at a time. I wish she had known some programming then I’d have such an awesome co-worker for my projects 🙂
Did you just laugh at the super-woman comment I had made about Rachna, way back in this post? What else would you call a woman who handles her professional duties to the utmost satisfaction of her customers and also attend to two very demanding children? No, make it three extremely demanding children, if you include me 🙂 She has to take care of their food, practice with them for their exams and help them complete their homework. Did I forget to add that we are a family which is extremely fond of its food? And we take tremendous pride in eating a lot of variety of tasty food everyday over the week. Needless to say that Rachna is a great cook who keeps our taste buds ever so happy. Add to this her vast knowledge of nutrition and what do we have? We have a great cook who keeps us healthy too. She knows which food contains carbs, which food contains vitamins, which food contains protein, etc. So, the work of giving us a balanced food is all hers. Before marriage all I knew if which food I liked and left to my own devices I would kill myself by having only the things I like. If it weren’t for her I wouldn’t know that I required appropriate proportions of various foods to keep us healthy. Such is her influence that even my little sons know about nutrition(my elder son, Siddharth, might know more about nutrition than me) 🙂
From what I have written so far it might seem like she is an extremely nice person only for the family. No sir! It would be a great disservice to her friends if I forgot about them. She is an extremely loyal friend too. Not only is she close to her batch-mates from MBA but I am very envious of the fact how she has kept in touch with even her school batch-mates. Not only is she close to her friends from her schools/colleges but she has made some wonderful friends in the writing world too. I must write here that I too find myself very privileged to know quite a few of them. She takes comfort in the well-being of all people she knows. And I have seen her agony if something happens to any of her friend.
If I have to summarize about my beautiful wife in one sentence, I would say this: Rachna, you are a person who is a complete package and I am lucky to be sharing my life with you.