A real tear-jerker in my lifeWhen we move around in public places we will be noticing many incidents. Some of them will be very painful and we feel bad for the people who are suffering. But we will pull on with our works and we will forget the incident witnessed by us. But if the same issue happens to a known person that pain will be more and we will remember for a little more time. If the same issue happens to a friend or a relative we will feel very bad and we will get tears in our eyes. But after sometime we will forget. If the same thing happens in our family we remember the incident long and whenever we think of it we will have our eyes filled with tears. Every one of us will have such experiences. This pain will be very high when a very close person leaves us and travels out of the world. My father's brother's demise was a tear- jerker to me. Even after two decades of his death whenever I remember the incident my eyes will be full of tears only.
My father was having two brothers. The elder among the two was a school teacher. During my school days, I used to study in the same school where my uncle was working as a teacher. He used to show a lot of love and affection towards me. He was having 7 daughters and one son. My uncle used to struggle a lot. Before and after school hours he used to take tuitions to students. He was also working for a private insurance company as a field officer. He was working almost 17 hours a day without any rest. I was also taking tuition from him. I used to move very close to him. One day I asked him that why he was struggling so much. He said he was having many family responsibilities like children's education and marriages to his daughters etc. He was having BP and diabetics. Even though he was suffering he never stopped working. He managed to earn good money and kept on the names of his daughters for their marriage. He retired from the job but continued to work in a private college. I met him on his 61st birthday. He told me that he was thinking of taking complete rest and wanted to stop all tuitions and other works from the next academic year. But the saying is true man proposes but God disposes. His health got spoiled and expired within 4 months from that day. Even one day before his death he had gone to the school and took classes. He struggled throughout his active life for his children. Now all his children are well settled. As I moved with him very closely I know the hardships he underwent for fulfilling his responsibilities towards his children, I always feel pity for him. I have never seen him enjoying his life. Whenever I remember him or whenever I see his children, his desire to take rest will come to my mind and I will have tears in my eyes.
My submission to Topic-based tow contest on tear-jerker.