#AtoZChallenge – Letter S – Samiksha


Just over a year old, Samiksha sat up on the floor. She then supported her hand on the floor and stood straight, balancing herself ever so delicately. Looking around sheepishly, she did not see anyone. As she licked the fingers of her hand, apparently thinking what to do next, she saw her favorite doll a few feet away. Immediately, she stopped what she was doing. And then, just like that, she began walking – her target was the doll.

“I can’t believe what I’m seeing,” Samiksha’s mother Sumitra said excitedly. Sumitra had been afflicted with polio since childhood and had since walked with a limp. In spite of all the assurances from doctors that her baby would walk normally like others, Sumitra was apprehensive. But seeing Samiksha take her first steps, she was delighted.

Sumitra said a silent prayer and watched as her daughter grabbed the doll and displayed an expression of sheer pride and contentment.

Written as part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge – http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/



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