I am a regular reader of the online version of THE HINDU; especially the supplementary features that come along with the main edition of the paper every day. My favorite is the Metro Plus section that appears every other day. There is a column named "The Mush Register" which portrays a happily married couple, mostly middle or older aged couples who have a few lines to say about their spouse, love and marriage years. The articles are mostly accompanied by a picture of the couple and just a small paragraph on what each of them have to say.
I was touched by reading this week's Mush Register and wanted to share it with fellow bloggers-
Article Titled: Surmounting Odds Hariharan with wife Sita
You can't find such a selfless man. He has carried me on his shoulders after my bones became brittle due to osteoporosis. Although a walker enables me to barely stand on my feet, I need assistance at every stage. He comes to my aid instantly whenever I require attention. Sometimes, my eyes brim with tears when I see him help me. He does all this despite his own load of health problems — spondylitis, vertigo and high blood pressure.
We have been married for 51 years and she has taken care of me for most of this period. Now, it's my turn. Both our sons are settled in the United States and our daughter is recovering from lung cancer. In this scenario, friends and neighbours have been a great support to us. The apartment complex we live in can be called a home for the aged. There are about a dozen senior citizens and we help one another. Almost everyone battles with health problems and some wrestle with loneliness.
(As told to Prince Frederick of Hindu)