Instead of writing examples of my routine life I decided to write about two important “calls” in my life that are sort of “out of the routine” and have made a difference in my life and helped mold who I am.
CALL: Just got back from vacation and my father is over to see me.
ACTION: Sat on the couch next to my father and looked at my mother as she stood near us.
WHAT MY FATHER SAID: Your grandmother died last week.
RESULT: Shock. Crying.
WHAT MY MOTHER SAID: We did not tell you because we did not want to ruin your vacation. You have to understnd.
WHAT I DID NEXT: Nothing
THOUGHTS RUNNING THROUGH MY MIND AFTER HEARING THE NEWS: Why would they do this to me? Why did they not tell me? I hate them. I hate them.
WHAT I SAID: I don’t care if my vacation would be ruined, I would have come back home. Now I will never be able to say goodbye.
WHAT MY PARENTS SAID:We’re sorry.
WHAT I FELT: Betryed, confused, wanting to scream.
ACTION: When I turned 18 I got a tattoo of her favorite flower
THOUGHTS ON THE DRIVE BACK HOME: This tattoo is my way of saying goodbye to her. Now she will alwys be with me.
CALL: My best friend is in labor
ACTION: Ran to my car and flew to the hospital.
WHAT NINA SAID WHEN I ARRIVED:I’m so happy that you are here.
WHAT I HEARD FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS: Nurses working, Nina’s frequent moans from contractions, voices of other families in the hospital, the TV in the room.
WHAT THE NURSE SAID! It’s time!
ACTION: Helped my best friend deliver her son who was now going to be my godson.
WHAT I FELT: True happiness. I had just been a part of bringing new life into this world. This new life, my godson, has now entered this world and it is my job to keep him safe and to guide him along the right path. This experience I had just gone through was the most disgusting, odd yet beautiful experience I have ever encountered. It was life changing.
WHAT I SAID TO MY MOTHER WHEN I GOT HOME: I’m never having kids. (Laughing)