Kamini looked at the little one as she slept cosily in the cradle, oblivious to her surroundings.
A tear trickled down her cheek. And then another.
Tears of joy, love, gratitude, tears of pain for the humiliation and wrath that they had to undergo – right from the time their relationship was made public.
They still hadn’t been accepted as a couple by her family.
The day they decided to become parents- a new battle started.
They knew they could never have a child of their own biologically- but adoption would be such a nightmare for a couple- they had never imagined.
They had almost give up-the humiliation, probing questions, taunts was too much to take. But hope of having a child they could call their own, kept them moving on.
The void was no longer there now. Their baby was home.
She heard a gentle nudge and turned to see Kalpana.
They stood, arm in arm as they watched over their little princess. A new journey as parents had just begun.