2014-03-20 14:43:27 - ‘It was meant to be’ is the debut novel by Rajashree Bhagwat. The book depicts significance of nurturing kids that are born with hidden mild disorders but the talent within is often ignored by us
If Life would have been predictable, it would cease to be life and would miss its flavors. Sometimes in life, the best intentions and the best-laid plans go awry. Life was perfect for the couple all this while. Fourteen long years passes by swiftly unnoticed, until one morning. A call from Arya’s school changed the course of their life.
How did we get there? What could be the causes? How could Arya turn out to be such a brat? The more the couple analyzed, they envision future of uncertainty, what unfolds shatters their belief. It was an irreparable damage. The situations they encounter challenge them questioning their idea of adoption. They had failed to recognize the warning signs and had
settled with compromises, living the life of paradox. Life seems dreadful. Shrugging off responsibility, by sending him away to a residential school had cost them too much.
A seed of trust sown eight years ago, gradually weaved into a sturdy and steady bond, and had by now outgrown all its boundaries. There was no looking back, ferreting the past. The couple land into a new world of exploration. To their pleasant surprise, a ray of hope unveils promises of future.
Would they succeed in putting back the pieces of their life? Would they accept him? With so much at stake, will the vows be forgotten?
Kids with hidden disorders are often termed as bad children. Causes and consequences are always overlooked, rather frequent punitive action follows. Young lives blight.
This story is an inspiring challenging journey of commitment and parenting. The disorder that came as a blow brought in new challenges, challenging the couple on their efficiency of parenting. Gradually, working out on various strategies to help Arya overcome his weaknesses, they succeed.
The novel has brought a new insight on parenting kids with disorders. Unfortunately, it is not just one kind of disorder that surfaces, it is always a cluster of disorders entwined. This is a must read for all especially parents, having kids with mild disorders, which we generally fail to recognize, despite of occasional alarms. Setting high expectations from such kids, unaware of their capacity could be a cause of disaster.
Handling the heartbreak when kids show up unpredictable traits often pushes parents to frustration. Frequent occurrences of such instances shut the door of happiness. Hopelessness and despair looms.
The book also throws light on managing emotions of parents, helping them to keep their calm at tough times, which enables them to come up with a total different outlook towards the situation. Life, as we all expect can always be smooth and happy, only if we accept and handle the complexities with maturity, bearing in mind that the child doesn’t have many choices before him if he is born with a disorder. He is equally as helpless as we are. The pain and agony of rejection lowers his self esteem. The book is a good one to enjoy and learn how to handle such situations. Read on to find out more on what couple did to overcome the hurdles.
The author has done an exorbitant attempt to showcase that it is not just the nature or the nurture rather it is the right amount of both that blends together with right mix of family values that help the child to have his identity.
Book : It was meant to be
Author : Rajashree Bhagwat
ISBN : 978-93-83809-30-1
Price : Rs. 375.00
Publishing Date: February 2014
Publisher: Power Publishers