“My life changing event”
As we go through the journey of life, it is inevitable that nothing will ever stay the same. I believe that everyone has experienced a life changing event, which has changed them or the way they live completely. My significant life changing experience was the day my mom was involved in a vehicular accident and I stand the chance of not talking again.
Thursday, October 29, 1998, I came from work as usually, thinking about what to make my family for dinner, when I was interrupted by the ringing of the telephone. As I picked it up I hear my brother on the other end. When he said hello, I could hear the haunting fear and sadness lingering in his voice. I quickly asked what has happened and all he said was that I needed to come home as soon as possible because mommy was involved in a vehicular accident and it is likely that she may not survive
I suddenly felt weak knowing that I am in the British Virgin Islands, and my parents who was visiting Guyana from Canada, at this time, was thousands of miles away. The only way to get to Guyana was by air and not road. I quickly told my brother that I will be calling him back and hang up. I called the airline company, who told me that they was one available seat leaving Beef Island on Friday 30th at 3P.M., but I will have to overnight in Barbados arriving in Guyana around 9 p.m on Saturday, 31st I had no choice but to take this seat., and prayed for everything to be alright and morning to come quickly.
The following hours seems like forever, not knowing what to expect when I called my brother or received calls from him. My mom was still in a critical condition I was told and remains in the intensive care unit , this make me felt lonely and helpless. I felt like my world has suddenly come to an end. This is my mother who I can on any time of the day or night and she is there to answer me. This is my mom whose advice I valued and whom I loved dearly. This is my mom who I might not...