You know what is the best part about being in love? It’s acceptance. It’s embracing someone’s past, their emotional baggage, their quirks, their insecurities, their weaknesses and everything wonderful that comes along with the one you love.
There is so much that is being said, written and expressed about love. But nothing beats this story.
This beautiful story posted by GMB Akash, is about a sex worker, who fell in love with a disabled man. And that’s just what meets the eye, her recount of how she fell irrevocably for him will leave you enthralled! Read along –
That was a rainy day, it was raining heavily; I was standing under a tree, waiting for the sunset. I did not even notice the beggar sitting in the wheel chair on the other side of the tree. I was crying hard and the rain was pouring onto me. I had no idea how long I had screamed in anger, in agony. I wanted to return to my daughter, I did not want to go anywhere with any stranger. I was very tired. Tired of being used at every place by everyone. Suddenly I heard the crack of the wheelchair; he coughed loudly to get my attention. I did not try to weep off my tears and told him that I had no money for a beggar. He handed me a fifty taka note and said that was all he had. He warned me about the coming storm and requested me to go back home. I was numb. The money was already wet but I kept that dearly in my plum. I saw him pushing his wheel chair while moving in the rain; saw him going far away from me. For the first time in my life that evening, someone gave me something without using me. That day I cried deeply while returning to my hut. That day for the first time, I felt loved.
That very same monsoon, I searched for him until I found him several days later, sitting under a tree. I came to know that his wife left him because of his disability. By gaining a lot of courage, I told him that I won’t be able to love again, but I could push his wheelchair for a lifetime. At that moment, he smiled and said, ‘Not everyone can push a wheelchair without love’. We are married for four years. During our wedding, he promised me, no matter what he would never let me cry again. Some days we do not have lunch. Even today, we have only one plate of chot pati and were sharing it together. We have already passed many difficult days, months and years. But I have never cried again, standing under any unknown tree. Abbas Miah has kept his promise.
– Rajiya Begum
Doesn’t this story restore your faith in true love? Love as pure as their’s is very, very rare.
We hope that Rajiya Begum and Abbas Miah spend an eternity loving each other like this.
You can read GMB Akash’s entire post here.