Parting is such sweet sorrow

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- HRICHA NEUPANE

Sep 27, 2017-

My heart felt heavy as I was packing my bags. Because he stood before me, my lips could not utter a word. With tears rolling down my eyes, I hugged him tightly. Yes, after a three-month-long summer vacation, I was going back overseas to continue my studies. Holidays are special in themselves. They are even more special if your holiday means going back home. After spending a whole year abroad, I was back home with my family and friends. With heaps of excitement and bundles of plans, I was back in my homeland. And in the blink of an eye, my vacation was over and I had to go back to a distant land.

These three months were not just a holiday for me but a turning point in my life. From my 

parent’s beloved daughter, I became someone’s wife, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and much more. This holiday gave me wonderful relationships along with a handful of responsibilities. But the best thing is that none of the responsibilities came as a burden, and I enjoyed all my transformations.

It was not an instant decision to get married during my vacation. It was not easy for either of us as we both knew that I had to return to complete my degree. But we did not think of the separation that would come afterwards. We thought of the best times we would spend together during this period which we definitely did. We thought of our future which we will be spending together after the completion of my degree. And now, after spending almost two months of my life as a married woman, I can say that it was the best decision we made together.

As I packed my bags, the flashbacks and snapshots of every single moment twinkled around my eyes. From the day I landed in Nepal, the family gatherings, wedding preparations and my new home, I cherished every single moment. I embraced my life’s transformation gleefully. As a wife, no doubt I have the best husband who complements me in every way. As a daughter-in-law, I have the best family who, in every possible way, have welcomed me into their life without making me feel uncomfortable for even a single moment.

The truth is inevitable, unlike time that doesn’t stop. I knew this moment was unavoidable, and it was not pleasant at all. Waving him goodbye was the most difficult task of all. I felt my heart sinking. As I walked away, I felt my soul being ripped out of my body. But our strong determination did not let us mourn our separation. In fact, it was not an adieu of separation. It was a goodbye, soon to see us both together again. It was a goodbye to celebrate the togetherness that would come again. There awaits our wonderful future when I will be back in my homeland. See you soon!

Published: 27-09-2017 07:34

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