“I’d been a single mom for 7 yrs. After the divorce, my son Tinju & I began our journey together in Singapore. I had meagre savings & no confidence, but a purpose to start over. We moved to a shared flat. I remember the 1st day, we saw the sky together–it was a new lease on life. I worked hard, repaid my debts & bought my parents a house.
As my journey towards self love began, I met him. Ashwin had put up a video playing my favorite song cover on FB–I texted him & we began talking. I’d be on the phone all the time–Tinju thought I’d gone mad.
When I told Ashwin I’m a single mom, he said ‘Wow.’ Any other man would’ve run, but he only showed respect. We fell in love. He even bonded with Tinju & taught him to play the guitar!
One day, Tinju asked why I wasn’t getting married- I said because I hadn’t found his role model. But he said ‘Ashwin is my role model’. I told Ashwin this & he said, ‘Can I marry his mom?’, & we were engaged! I never knew I’d ever find someone for Tinju. I cried–it was a feeling of a lifetime.
We got married & soon, I moved to US. Yes, I had to give up my job to move. But I didn’t see it as sacrifice, only as the 1st chapter of a new life that we were building together. Even when I asked if he had to make adjustments for us, he said he saw us as a gift! It took adjustments from both our ends, I was moving somewhere new, while he was embracing 2 more people in his life–but we were determined to build something great.
We’re partners in everything–we cook our meals together & split the chores–he calls me our Finance Minister! The other day when I was PMSing, he just told me to relax & not move–he did all the chores himself & massaged my feet!
We pamper each other. He admires me for raising a good son who reveres Ashwin too–if he makes a mistake he’ll say ‘Ashu’ll feel bad’. They’re best friends & to me, that’s everything. Every moment, we both feel lucky to have him, while Ashwin feels he’s the winner. Our relationship is founded upon understanding for the people we’ve become, without any changes. All of that aside, I find it mildly amusing that my son is better at picking guys than I am…well done, what a choice, son!” #LoveMeansRespect
Few memories that I carry in my 💖 from Singapore journey includes the amazing creation of almost a man made planet by creating the perfect balance between nature and technological advancements, The beautiful history of a nation of not giving up but standing high with its dedicated citizens and their hard-work and commitment,The great infrastructure and organization, work ethics, professionalism and kind, soft-spoken people....
But above all what I am going to cherish the most is the bird view of this lovely city with beautiful sunset during our cable car journey and listening to 'fly me to the moon' under the spectacular light show in 'garden by the bay' 💖
#purebliss 🌌 Thank you mom and dad for this wonderful gift to us 🤗
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