#MondayMommyMoments was a sudden decision.But it was one of my 2016 blessings.
The prompt this week is heartbreaking.
I didn’t really want to write this.I studiously avoided all twitter discussions on this topic.
Focusing instead on praying for the girl.
That’s my way of coping with terrible events which defy understanding.
Which makes me feel powerless.
But then Deepa suggested we make this our #MondayMommyMoments voice for this week .
I knew what #MMM needed to do.
The viral video ,the social media outrage, the thoughtless comments all made me unbelievably upset.
I am a working mom.I am a doctor .Horror of horrors I have night duties.
The first winter I spent at the place of my posting I had to sit in the ward masters office for 2 hours at 2am at night ,for the hospital car to take me home .It was a chilly winter night .
I knew no one at the hospital and my hubby was alone at home with my 11 month old baby.
When the driver did turn up ,his body language didn’t inspire confidence.
Luckily I had company while being dropped off in the hospital car.But my relief was short-lived.
The driver said ,he will drop off the male doctor first ,leaving me at a loss of words .In total panic I wished my male colleague would speak up. He being as much a stranger as the driver ,I still expected a common courtesy.
After all it was 2am .And I was a female .
I was in for a shock.
Not a word from the unchivalrous ,thoughtless person.
The 10 minutes to my home after he was dropped off, was the scariest I have ever felt.
I came back home.
Couldn’t sleep .Terror struck that I may have to go again.
End result .My hubby got a reliable driver who takes me to and fro when I have night duties.
I run.So that I can run away from need be.
I lift weights .So that my punches have strength and lone assailants don’t have it easy.
I pray .
I pray that men remember they are born from a woman’s womb.
I pray that men remember they will cease to exist, if we don’t become moms .
I pray that little boys who sleep in their mother’s lap, remember to respect women.All women.
I pray that mom’s teach their little girls to be strong.
Strong physically and emotionally.
To support and help other women.Be strong for their own self.
To fight back.
Men who think women are weak are fools.
Men who don’t respect women will pay the price.
Men who try to degrade a woman’s body and soul should be given exemplary punishment.
Nothing gives you the right to harm another human.
Women stay strong .If we want the change .We have to be the change.
If things don’t change ,let us make the change.Let us make this world safer for our sisters and daughters.
I don’t know how we can do it.But the first step is to not let people forget.
Not let them pretend it’s just another stray incident ,because the girl was foolish.
Not let them judge us .
Not let those person dare to do this again.
No one should dare harm another human .
Writing this was tough.
This week #MondayMommyMoments is special we have several fun stuff lined up.
Good news #1
Upasana from lifethroughmybioscope.comis our featured blogger for the first week of January 2017.
Read all about her here.
Keeping in mind why we blog ,it’s important we don’t forget to have gifts and prizes to make it more fun.
Who doesn’t like gifts?
I do .
So in 2017 we have sponsors lined up and loads of gifts for all the wonderful mom bloggers who link up with us weekly .
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We have a few rules you need to follow .
This is very important. We want all the mommies linking up to be helped .So what do you need to do ?
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