We had a fairly eventful weekend. All of us were in Lonavala for the long weekend. There is this little lily pond there in one part of the garden that is full of muck with beautiful lotuses on top. Anyway, I was with one of the twins and we were inflating a large pool to chill out in. My dad, the nanny and the gardener were all there too and i thought i heard a very faint voice calling my name. Nobody else heard anything at all. In that split second, i was certain i had heard siddhant and for some reason i knew he was in trouble in the lily pond. So i rushed there and sure enough, the little fellow had fallen in and was struggling in the water. He was gasping and panicky and submerged in mucky slimy water all the way upto the bottom of his lips. I jumped across and pulled him out. He was gagging so i i held him in a way that would help him vomit out and not choke on it. He brought up a large mouthful of yucky water. A warm bath and many cuddles later he was better though he did come down with high fever and vomiting later at night.
That night, as i put my little boys to sleep, i could not believe how close i had come to losing a boy. I am thankful for whatever or whomever may have ensured that i heard his tiny voice over the din of the pump and our chatter. I have heard about mother’s intuition but this is one time when i realized how incredibly powerful it is!