Ma Thoughts: When Mom Created My Matrimonial Site Profile Part 2

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Continued from Part I.

I checked my profile every day after that. Mom had succeeded in her master plan. She knew I would be hooked to the profile once I saw it. She just had to trick me into the first time. We were the Facebook generation after all!  I didn’t know whether to congratulate her on her masterstroke or be upset with her.

One day I found a message waiting in my inbox. It was from a guy who lived in the USA. “Nah!” I immediately thought. I had no plans of moving countries. I decided to ignore it. He messaged every day after that to see if I was interested to talk to him. “Give it a chance” he had said in one of his messages. I didn’t want to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ (I am sure all you woman out there can relate to this dilemma!). Days passed and I could see his belief that I would respond was wavering as well. Finally, I fell for his persistence. I replied and then there was no looking back.

We decided to meet. We thought it was the right time. “We’re finally going to meet!” I thought to myself. I was feeling happy, excited, nervous and anxious all at once. I didn’t know it was possible for one person to experience so many emotions at the same time. This is it! What if we meet and one of us doesn’t like the other? How will he be when I meet him in person? Will we look good together? There were so many questions that I had no answer to. I just had to wait and find out.

The day finally arrived. We had decided to meet at a cafe. I was there on time and he hadn’t reached yet. “He’s not punctual. Not a good sign” I thought to myself. I was in the middle of some doubtful thoughts when I heard a “Hello!”. I turned to see him standing behind me in his ripped jeans and a t-shirt. I stood up and for what seemed like ages, I just stared at him and he at me. How many times had I seen his photos on Facebook? But still this moment seemed magical. There was a twinkle in his eyes and a genuine warmth in his personality that the photos had failed to capture. I knew at that moment that I was in love. There, I said it!

I came home that day smiling like an idiot. I told mom about the meeting with all the minute details. It was like reliving the magical moment. My mom looked at me and said “You could say it, you know…” “Say what?” I asked her. I hated her habit of beating around the bush. “Thank me for creating your shaadi.com profile”. She was right as always but I wasn’t giving her the satisfaction so soon. Instead I said, “You wish woman, you wish!”.

 I laughed and I’m sure I saw a smile forming on her lips too.

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Suchitra Yerukonda, a Software Engineer, currently lives in the USA with her husband. A bubbly girl whose life revolves around her family and friends, Suchitra's hobbies include reading, dancing, singing, traveling and trying out different cuisines. She's passionate about cooking and follows Dalai Lama’s instructions for life: “Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon”. Writing happened to her recently and Suchitra continues to explore it.

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