EXPECTATION

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This is a story about the truth. It's about human nature to expect from destiny. Story tells us what we expect we never get and what we get we never expect.

Submitted: March 15, 2015

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Submitted: March 15, 2015

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Martha Pattison, a single girl in her family with two sweet little younger brothers. Martha is life of her dad and support of her mom. The day was 27th Nov 1980 when she born in a poor family in the state of Malacca in Malaysia. This family has a very poor record financially. Even in the birth time of Martha her mom is not taking proper diet due to lack of money. Because of this Martha born with some inner disability which is responsible for her week health. Overall she is a attractive, adorable and beautiful personality. Her dad is a cobbler and mom do cleaning in others home. Collectively they earn 8-10 Ringgit a day or approximately 240-300 Ringgit a month (1 Ringgit = 18.4 INR). Martha’s schooling is completed in her dad’s friend home, where his dad’s friend takes tuition classes of students who is able to pay his fee and read in school too. Martha’s parents can’t afford the fee of nearby school so, her dad decided to send her for required study in his friend’s home. Tuition teacher is dad’s very good friend so he doesn’t take any charge for Martha study. At the age of 11 when Martha is young enough to read books and understand books, then she leave going that tuition classes. Martha is a very selfish kind of girl; she from her childhood never wants to be burden on anyone. From now she brings books from neighbour and study by herself, understand properly and return them. When she leaves tuition classes then one day teacher (dad’s friend) come home and ask Martha that why she did not come. Then Martha told him that “you already done a lot for me, which in my whole life I must will return you and I don’t want to be any more burden on you”. Teacher knows the ability of Martha, he knows she is very catchy and brilliant sharp minded in study. But teacher wants to teach her more, he want to raise her more but she don’t get ready. At last after lots of arguments this was decided Martha don’t go for tuition in only one condition that in weekend Martha has to go to teacher and gives all the review of the book she read. Since, if she is wrong anywhere teacher should make her right. In this way she completed her basic knowledge of school and college course. She has proper knowledge to read write all about course but she has no passing certificates and degrees since she don’t give the exams in school and college. So she is the educated illiterate girl of her village. Everybody in her village know about this condition of Martha and always appreciate her for this. Martha is very laborious girl, she is always ready to do anything. Sometimes when her mom is not able to do work or not well then Martha go to others house for earning purpose by cleaning etc. Martha never feels she is very poor or she don’t have anything she is being happy for what she have in her life. She always dreams to be rich one day. She has full confidence about her gut feelings, that one day she must touch the sky, and with this spirit she never disappointed about her status of life. She always be happy and see dreams with the open eyes of becoming a bright star. She always expect at the start of the day that something must happen which make her famous with fame, but at the end of day she sleeped with empty hands. Her expectations increase day by day. When Martha reached the age of 11 she got her both brothers from God. Expenditure increases day by day as the kids are growing. Now the source of coming income is from two and expenditure increases for two more so this income is not sufficient for all the members of the family. Age of Martha now becomes 17 and her expectations increases since the days passed on. So now she decided to do any job, since at least one of her brother can get admitted in school and becomes a educated boy. So Martha moved for job now but due to lack of certificates and degrees she doesn’t get any reputated job. Martha hopes now started to break as the time pass when she get rejected from so many places. Sometimes she get tiered of moving but she don’t stop she keep trying. Finally she got the job of teaching story books to 3 kids of a rich business owner at their home. This job she gets with the help of her mom. One day her mom going to work over there and in between the free time, she talk to the business owner’s wife about their family, about her daughter (Martha), about the financial condition of her house, and about requirement of her 2 little sons. Martha mom cry when she tells the all story about herself she try to hide the tears from owner’s wife but she can’t. Owner’s wife can see her sorrowness and sadness. Owner’s wife is of very soft heart she also have tears in her eyes when she listen all these statements of Martha’s mom. So she offers to do Martha a job where Martha has to only read some story books for the kids and she will pay for this. Martha’s mom become very happy at that time and very happily tells this to Martha about this job offer, but Martha not become so happy with this news because her expectations are very higher from herself. She believes she can do something bigger; she is not made for this community. Since she told her mom that she need some time to think about it. In between this she keep going for her bigger dreams. Martha expect many things from her fate, from her destiny, from her life but nothing going to be changed and this hurt her a lot. She feels that she doesn’t have opportunity or any platform where she can proof herself. One day Martha’s dad health becomes disturbed, he becomes ill due to fever and can’t able to stand and sit only can lie on bed. Martha mom becomes very worried for him. She has concern about his heath as well as his income also. She now thinks only one thing that is -what going to happen now and how earning is maintained? She just crying sitting on the corner of the room. When Martha see this sight of her family – dad on bed, mom crying at corner, brothers cry because of hunger. She break totally from inside. She never expect for this, she never imagine the things that happening at that time on her home. After thinking with broken heart and with broken hope she decided to do that job of reading stories for the kids. Martha in the first day at that rich house of business owner only see the unseen things like big rooms, electric gadgets and can’t able to understand what are that things. Martha demanded for some advance Ringgits since she can do proper treatment of her dad. Owner’s wife gives advance ringgit to her. Martha do this job with full of her loyalty. Owner’s wife is very friendly with Martha and spends some time with Martha. Owner’s wife show her all things which she see surprisingly, and Martha when go back to home then write all about the things which owner’s wife show her in a dairy because that things are really strange for her since she don’t know about them even she never see that things. As time passed Martha now feels comfortable there and happily and honestly do her job. Martha dad now become fit and he also start working again. At this time Martha’s family condition is better enough so they all collectively decided to send the youngest brother to the school because now the source of income is rises by Martha. Martha’s mom heartily wishes to teach her son. Mom dad expect that if he get educated well then he must get a good job and he become able to earn proper money for whole family and after that all income related issues is vanished. So they admitted him in a school. He was the first member from his family who is going to school. In school Martha’s brother dropped himself in bad boy’s community. Those boys drink alcohol smokes cigarette and do bad things for which they required money and since they start stealing money because they know their family members not allowed them for this and since they considered as thief. Once Martha brother with all that bad boys are seen by someone doing theft important things of that village and someone report to police about them. And police catch them all and bring them to prison as punishment. When Martha family listens about him they all get shocked. First they don’t believe but when they see their son behind the prison with their own eyes then they have to believe. They shout on him in the police station. They collect all the reserve money of the 3 members and so they are able to pay the bell of Martha’s brother. After releasing from the prison he has no regret for what he has done, he has not any sign of shame in his face. From that day Martha family know the reality of him he see the real face of him. The days are going same and same ahead. Martha’s brother at the age of 15 leave the home for ever. He decided to go with those bad boys because he thinks he has no life in home with family so he is going to leave with them. That day Martha and her family understand that they lose him so they don’t even try to stop him. They have very bright dreams in their eyes for him but all going to be lost in second when he is leaving home. Family thinks that when he completed his education and get good job then he must support the family but all goes reverse, one more time expectation not fulfilled. They dream about the upcoming good days but all finished. Again environment of home becomes dejected and sorrowful. Martha family not only lose their son they lose their reserved money too. Villagers are talking about that boy, which hurt Martha family a lot since they understand themselves and then they thinks God do the right things, so they accept this incident and taking this as Gods decision. Martha mom’s hope break like mirror, dad sees his other son with doubtful view. Martha is still in the feeling of achieving something. When she read stories for kids in owner’s home there is a pain in her voice. Owner’s wife estimates this pain of Martha and finally she decided to ask from Martha about the matter of her sadness. Martha tell her everything, she express all her feeling of sadness. Owner’s wife then gives some sympathy to Martha and suggests her to write all her sadness in a page since she listen from someone that if we express our sadness to a page then it comes out of our mind and help to reduce the sadness. First Martha don’t believe but she thinks if works then it will be good for me and my health so there is no problem to try this and she do exactly the same as the owner’s wife told her to do. Surprisingly it works and she feels better and better day by day and finally she overcome from her sadness. Martha has not that required stuffs for reading and writing so owner’s wife provide all the things to write her or express her feelings. Martha come Owner’s home, read the stories for kids and then writes the daily experiences (her own stories) and then go back to her own home. Martha thinks for happiness all the time she is not accepting the sorrow which she get in her life. She writes all these things there and it continues now. What is in her mind she expresses all in the page. When Martha go back to her home then at night, owner’s wife read that all and show this to her husband too. Owner and his wife have lots of sympathy for Martha because after reading her story they know about the pain and expectations of Martha. Every night before sleeping they read her story and after reading that they are able to know that Martha want success in her life, and they discuss both that if we can help Martha to achieve her dream them we must do something that will be possible. One day in owner’s office there is a social meeting for city related issue. Very known big personalities are present there in the meeting. Owner meets with a popular newspapers chairman there coincidently. In conversation with the chairman Owner raise the topic of Martha and tell him all the Martha related issue and her story too. As the Owner expressed the curious character of Martha, since the chairman becomes exited to know more about her and want to meet her. This incident make Owner’s happy because if Martha becomes known by big people then his village also comes into play and indirectly Owner business also will grow up. So that day when he back to home, gives this news to his wife. Owner’s wife also becomes very happy after listening this news because from her heart she wants to help Martha. Both are very excited to tell this news to Martha and waiting for the time when she came there. But what happen nobody knows because Martha doesn’t come that day. They both become tensed about Martha when 1 hour crossed over the time because Martha never does like this she always come on time. They are very excited to let her know about this good news, but she won’t come. Owner and his wife both feels sad and very disappointed since she not comes at that great day of her life, all excitement was vanished at the end of the day. They also know Martha must have a reason of this because without reasons she can never do like this, so they decided to give this news next day. Not only that day Martha not comes but for the next five continues day Martha doesn’t come. Owner and his wife is upset now with this strange behavior of Martha and feels little anger for her. On the other side in Owner’s office that newspaper’s chairman want to meet Martha and ask for Martha from Owner, but Owner have no answer since he make some of his own excuses for Martha and take some time. Owner at home discuss this with his wife and then decided to go to Martha’s house for finding the reason of Martha for not coming. In Martha home when Owner and Owner’s wife comes, they find Martha is sleeping on bed and there is nobody in the home except Martha’s younger brother who is only young enough to do his own works. First Owner’s wife asks from little kid that why Martha is sleeping in this time and he answered “I don’t know mom dad says she is not fine”. Then she asked what happened to Martha? He answered “I don’t know I only see one day she just fall in the floor and becomes unconscious”. Owner’s wife becomes worried for Martha and come near Martha’s bed and put her hand to her forehead. Very gently she says “Martha are you awaked dear”. Martha doesn’t reply to her. Owner’s wife once again asked “dear are you ok”. Martha with slowly opening eyes replied “yes I am fine”. She becomes happy to see Martha speaking but it looks like Martha speaks forcefully. Owner’s wife still very excited to tell her the good news about Martha, so she tells her everything without wasting any time. But after listening this good news Martha don’t show happiness it sounds like now Martha is not at all interested for that. It looks like Martha loses her hopes with time. This reaction of Martha disappointed Owner and his wife too. Owner’s wife then make her stand that her bad time is gone now and good time is coming, she explain all about the incident in Owner’s office. After understanding all from Owner’s wife Martha becomes happy, a electric flow in Martha’s body of happiness. Martha very hardly tries to sit; she has tears in her eyes of happiness and then she hug Owner’s wife very tightly. Owner’s wife wipes her tears and says “no more tears my dear” and smiled. This news is very helpful in recovery of Martha and she becomes well very soon. And after becoming totally fit Owner fixed a meeting of Martha and newspaper chairman. Martha request Owner’s wife to come with her since she is feeling nervous alone. Owner and his wife both are coming with Martha and pick Martha in their car from her home. In the meeting of newspaper chairman and Martha all going good and positive, chairman get very impressed with her personality. Chairman decided to publish her story in his newspaper and also as a book. This unexpected happiness makes Martha energetic and blessed. Owner, his wife and Martha all are very happy with this and all come back to home with a great news for the family. But in between the way to home Martha again feels unconsciousness, her health condition again start getting disturbed. So the plan changed and they turn towards the hospital. Owner’s wife is very worried for Martha. In hospital, doctor suggests submitting Martha in hospital and recommended for all the related tests of treatments. Due to big charge of money there is no body stay with Martha in hospital only Owner’s wife is there with Martha and she takes care of everything which Martha needs there in hospital. On the other side chairman publish Martha story in the newspaper as short story and as well as a book too. That publication becomes very famous. Lots of response comes from the newspaper and book becomes the bestseller. This makes Martha a great and a very well known personality, now everyone know about her, she becomes favorite of everyone when everyone read about her study and struggle. This time when she leaves her hopes almost totally then unexpected happiness comes to her. She becomes famous and rich too as she dreams about it very time ago. Martha and her family now becomes celebrity, their life takes a U turn and comes directly from hell to heaven. This all happening things are unexpected for the family too. On the other side when Martha go hospital for her tests results there she found very drastic news about her health. Martha found she has Leukemia (a kind of cancer) of its last stage in the report. She has only two more months left of her life. This report breaks her very strongly; she thinks right now she starts living and it’s over. She just sits in the chair in the corner and cry continuously for more than an hour. When Martha’s family and Owner’s wife listen this news, they also get shocked, they not able to understand why God do this with Martha, all get sad and upset very much they all go church for praying for Martha. Martha then completed her story as soon as, she know she has not so much time now. She completed her book very beautifully and named that book as “EXPECTATION” with very sad climax of the story. Martha’s book wins so many awards and that book becomes very famous all over the world, everyone gets influenced by her story. Martha book make her alive even after her death. When Martha born nobody knows her bit when she died everyone in the world know her. Martha dream comes true but after her death, she is not present there in the world to see her dreams to be true. Martha’s believes and her confidence is responsible for her success. Since the story tell us that we never have to expect more because what we expect we never get and what we get we never expect. We only have to use all the opportunity we get in our life either it’s small or big. Nobody knows what opportunity will make you famous and popular. Thanks for reading ?


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