That’s what miracles are all about, and the story I’m just about to narrate is nothing short of one.
Who says there is a dearth of nice people? Who says there is evil and no good on this planet?
Well whoever did, will know they were wrong, and terribly so.
There is only evil and good in the eyes of the one who see them so.
Well my explanations can wait, as they seem bland, in comparison to the real life story I’m just about to narrate.
The story of two young children, Rahul and Kadu, aged 5 and 3 years respectively.
They were at the end of the tether, which held them on to a miserable life, and was it better it snapped?
Not so for these little boys, as they had strong life energy within them, and it strengthened their hold on the tether, refusing to let go.
They were not going to give up, and that is when they had a tryst with life.
Jyotsana , their mother was left to fend for herself and these two small children, when her husband left her for another woman.
Poverty and exploitation, superseded all, and she decided to call it a day.
She lay in a drunken and unconscious state, with her two children near a roadside gutter in Surat, when a disgusted tempo driver, passing by, picked them up.
He dropped them off on the outskirts of Motafafali, a village near the Narmada river, and they were brought to the Chotubhai Hospital Charitable trust, when Mr Ashokbhai Patel received a call from 108.
Something seemed to change, was it a turning point in their life?
Not yet, but yes a transition began, for Ashokbhai and his son, Dr Nirav Patel were instrumental in giving these children and their mother a new lease of life.
The mother and children were brought in , cleaned up and treated for their ailments.
It turned out that the mother’s liver was damaged and the hospital treated her for the same.
When she was better they offered her a place to stay in the hospital premises, and offered her a job too.
The children were being prepared to be sent to the school run by the trust, which is just opposite the hospital.
Then all of a sudden this lady disappeared again, taking both the children with her.
But surprisingly they returned within a few days, as the elder son Rahul and mother were sick again.
Ashokbhai & Dr Nirav, took care of them, with the help of their staff, and they were well on their way to recovery.
A rehabilitation programme was set up for Jyotsana, who could not mend her ways, and under the pretext of meeting someone, she ran away with her kids again.
However, Rahul knew that they would be safe in the hospital, so he confidently told a taxi driver to drop them off to the hospital, ( Ashokbhai had ensured that he always had the address and telephone no of the hospital with him.)
The taxi driver was reluctant at first, but Rahul confidently assured him, that he would pay him his wages once they reach the hospital.
He dropped them off, and Rahul went promptly up to Ashokbhai, asking him to pay Rs 200/ to the taxi driver.
Ashokbhai willingly did so, and was glad that Rahul treated the hospital as his home.
Jyotsana was so wayward, that little Rahul, though just 5 years old, was accustomed to being the head of the family.
He took charge, and initially had even offered Ashok bhai some money for their upkeep.
He had a few rupees which he had earned begging on the streets of Surat.
Ashokbhai laughingly mentioned this to us, and we were as stunned as he was, when this young little kid had offered him money.
Beneath the innocence was this little boy’s responsibility to his family, and though Ashokbhai took his kind gesture in good humour, he was sad to see the boy and his brother in the state they were.
However not sure whether their mother would not run away again taking them with her, he told the boy to give him a call from wherever she took them.
A few days later this was exactly what happened, and Rahul called Ashokbhai from Surat, asking him to get him picked up.
Ashokbhai willingly did so, and got them back for the last time.
For soon after, their mother, who kept inviting the destiny of death to overpower the new lease of life given to her, passed away, leaving her children orphans.
The children too had to be sadly sent to an orphanage, as per the law.
But dear kind Ashok bhai did not give up, he kept contacting the orphanage, for their well being, and insisted they be sent for adoption together.
Then it seemed as if all their energies worked together, for destiny’s plan worked on their positivity.
A young couple from France, Christine Nadia Lapinsonniere, & Vincent Pierre Marie Pedel, adopted both the brothers.
You will be glad to know that today, Henri Rahul Marie Pedel, and Emilien Kadu Marie Pedel, reside at R/O, 72, Rue Achille, Viadieu, 31400, Toulouse, France.
Here it is amazing to note, that these two lovely souls, Christine and Vincent, stayed back in India, to learn about the children , their eating pattern, their lifestyle etc.
They wanted to be doubly sure that the children feel at home in a new land, and even joined cookery classes to be able to feed them as per their palate , until they get used to the cuisine in France.
So thoughtful and noble.
I was speechless, and all I could do was to write this down.
It seemed a if destiny worked for these boys, instead of against them, and I know why, cause they worked along.
The innocent boys, accepted their mother for what she was, and accepted their situation, not in despair, but as it was.
They somehow seemed to know that behind the underlining cloud of darkness, was the shimmering line of bright light, and it did come with their patience and faith.
Kudos to Ashokbhai, Dr Nirav and the staff of Chotubhai Charitable hospital for being as patient kind and trusting in the goodness of the universe.
And Kudos to the most amazing selfless new parents to these children, Christine and Vincent.
May there be more like you. May your tribe increase.
God bless you and your wonderful new family.
The boys awaited your coming here, for you’ll belong together.
Positive energies attract, and they got you near, no matter how far you were.
For the destiny of life smiled on you all, and brought in pure light and love, as you’ll got together, one that is destined to make wonders in the world together.