Saturday, April 10, 2010
A story of happiness
it is the story of a woman, who had married the wrong person and suffered for a while from this marraige. after her divorce she kept away from any relationship and focused on raising her lonely child and her work.
as her child grew up and got independandt, she found herslef feeling lonely- despite her work, big family and friends. she couldnt explain this increasing lonlinessinside her, but was patient in dealing with it.
one day, she read at this same section of the newspaper the story of a man, who was seeking the advice of the section's editor.
he approached him before telling him how lonely he feels, also because he married what seemed like the wrong partner.
back then the editor advised him to look after his kids, as they need him and he shouldn't give up his responsibilities.
this time he wrote to the editor once more telling him how lonely he feels, after the kids have grown up, left home and his wife got ill.
she felt attracted to this lonely man, remembering her own lonliness and empty life. she contacted the editor, asking him to connect her with this gentleman.
confused about her own action and feeling, she blamed herself for this foolish step she took. how could she possibly think and act this way!!!
until one day a gentle voice reached out to her over the phone. it was that man telling her he got her contact from the editor, who saw in them potential couple, and hoped they would match.:)
after meeting and talking they felt equal attraction and agreed to marry.
she found in him a tender, supportive shoulder on which she could lane and relax. he found in her the lost warmth, companionship and love.
they complete eachother, fulfil eachother's needs and are happy in those moments they spend together.
The lady was writing to tell her sotry and thank the editor. although she knows he died couple of years ago, she felt she owed him a "thank you" for encouraging her to look for her happiness and for his understanding support for hers and her husband's needs- at such "age".
i kept this story since it was published,because it touched my heart so deep. I found myself reacting with the lady's words, feel sorry for her misery, tracing her fear upon knocking the new door of happiness, and feeling anxious about what would happen to her.
i could understand her fear or starting allover again at such an age, for trusting her feelings and approaching a stranger, and trying a new life's path.
i could feel all her "what if"s questions, her fear of a new story, her fear of another failure.
And deep down i felt happy for her and her husband, when they found their happiness together.
since i read the story, they are in my prayers.
I am asking whoever reads this post to pray for them to remain healthy and happy forever.
May Allah bless their lives and keep their happiness.
May Allah grant us all a healthy and happy life.