Hi Guys, Before anything else, let me say a BIG thank you to all of you for all your prayers, love, support, hugs and Anniversary wishes. Thank you so much for your emails. Your messages really made me strong in this tough time. Believe it or not, each time I saw a comment, email, tweet message or whatapp message I was thanking God for giving me friends whom I have never met but they really care for me, the friends who make me strong when I am weak, the friends who motivate me to find my way out when I am lost. I just can’t thank you enough friends.
The June month did not started on good note. Things are still not good but I feel I owe an update here on what’s going on & why I left this space. PK was having very tough time at work. Two of his bosses were made redundant in May. His new Boss was playing mind games with PK, trying to find performance issues in him and showing everyone that the person junior than PK is capable of taking PK’s role and that he was doing better job than PK. I know all the details, I know how much PK was trying to prove himself in front of his new Boss but because of his mind games & manipulative nature, PK couldn’t bear it more.
The situation turned so bad, PK was very disturbed, he couldn’t concentrate on his work or personal life. Finally in first week of June PK was forced to resign. Today is PK’s last day at work. He has tried VERY hard to find another one but no success. He has applied for more than 500 jobs, given so many interviews but we don’t know why it is so tough to get success. I am worried for him as he is not a kind of person who likes to sit idle. Even when he is sick, he prefers to go to work rather than staying at home. Also, he is worried about our financial commitments. I just don’t want his confidence to go down.
Today, when he was leaving for work, I asked him to celebrate his last day in that tensed environment and be happy that he will never see those people again but deep in my heart, I know it is going to be hard for him today. His words – “I joined that place with my pride and I am leaving that place with my pride and head up high. I am happy that before they kick me out in insulting manner, I decided to resign” I am so proud of him. Good luck my boy, I am always with you, no matter what. I will always support you in whatever situation we are in. I will try my best to cheer you up as I have done last whole month.
We left for our Cairns holidays without any enthusiasm. We packed our luggage in 10 minutes. Usually on holidays we do not carry our laptops but this time we did so that PK can apply for jobs. When you know you are going to be jobless in few days, no matter how much rich you are there will be tension on your mind. The time was to find the job, be secured financially and save as much as we can for upcoming tough time but here we were going on holidays to spend more!! We had no other option. As I said our bookings were done long ago.
I must say Cairns is a very expensive city. I mean VERY expensive. Just breakfast of eggs & toast with juice or coffee will cost you not a dollar less than 40-50 AUD. There are lots of activities to do but the prices are total rip off. I was telling PK we could have gone for overseas holidays spending the same amount. Well, tourists attraction places are always rip off but at that point of time, PK & I would have definitely loved to keep those savings with us.
On our Anniversary day, Mum & Dad called us to wish at 7.00 AM India time. PK & I were bit surprised that they woke up so early. PK felt my Mum’s voice was not normal. On asking, my Mum said it has become cold & it was raining and then they have just woke up that’s why change in her voice. Also, they did not talk with us for more than 2 minutes. It was all strange. Next day, when we reached Sydney, we found a big courier from India waiting for us. Full of Anniversary gifts, clothes, long boots for me, Jewellery and the best of all yummy-yummy sweets made by Mum.
I texted my Dad informing him that we have received the Anniversary courier gift. Then I texted my sister (the one who just got married in December) to catch-up with her. After the formal Hi-hello, pahonch gaye and all, she shared the news that Mum was not well, she was hospitalized and was in ICU for one night. Imagine the earthquake I felt at that time. I literally felt so dizzy.
Even while typing this my eyes are welling up. My Mum was in ICU when she wished me for our Anniversary. My Dad was with her in ICU for few minutes just to talk with us & then he was asked to wait outside. They did not sleep that whole night and that’s why they called us very early in the morning. They did not want to give us any tension on our anniversary day and so they were hiding such big thing from us.
I just don’t have any words for my parents. They are simply great. How tough is it to be a parent eh?? How much our parents care for us?? I feel like no matter what I do for them it will never be equal to what they have done for me. I can never become like them in my life. Never. They are literally living angels for me.
I will write more in next part.