As the number of COVID-19 cases touched 2,00,000, there are many families who have been struggling to save and protect their dear ones.
While many of us have the luxury to hold our loved ones in our arms, there is a heartbreaking yet courageous story of this mother, who had to stay away from her 17-months-old baby to keep her safe.
The brave mom shared her inspiring story with HOB, which shows how lion-hearted she has been throughout her battle against COVID-19:
“When the doctor told me I had Covid, my first question was, ‘What about my daughter?’ Thankfully, my 17 month old baby was safe.
But that didn’t make the situation any less difficult. Since I showed only mild symptoms, I’d have to be quarantined at home, which was the easy part. The not-so-easy part? I’d have to be away from my baby for 2-4 weeks.”
She further shares her struggle that would leave you teary-eyed.
“Today is Day 6 of quarantine and everyday she comes to the bedroom window, keeps her little finger on the glass and waits for me to keep mine. In that moment, every part of me aches to be with her, but I know I can’t.
She usually blabbers, but once she looked me in the eye and said, ‘Sanitize hand.’ I was shocked! And then the other day, my husband forgot to wear his mask, so she reminded him, ‘Wear mask!’
Most mornings, it’s easy; she’ll tire herself playing and fall asleep on the swing. But since the day she was born, she’s used to sleeping with mumma. So every night she cries, asking for me. It hurts that she cries herself to sleep, but what can we do?
My husband and sister-in-law are trying their best, but when she wakes up at 2AM to cuddle with me and I’m not there, it breaks my heart.”
But, she found a ray of hope during these testing times. And it’ll make you applaud her courage.
“Right now, I’m cooped up in my room– watching shows, meditating, washing my clothes and utensils; but mostly watching my daughter through the window.
The only thing keeping me sane is that she’s safe and we’ll be able to hug soon. She’s a mini me– she’s obsessed with all my clothes, tries to walk in my shoes and stares at herself in the mirror! She’s such a little diva, I’m waiting to squeeze her and put her to sleep every night… something I’ll never take for granted again.”
At IFORHER, we are in awe of this Coronawarrior, who is going through such a tough time with all the determination and courage. We hope she’ll get well soon and would be able to hug her baby soon.