Have you ever stop to reflect on your life..??? Have you ever wished you were someone else..??? I have…!!
I was born an healthy and most beautiful baby.. my father ever had.. but at 10 months I got sick..
I stop eating.. stop moving.. I was breathing .. but was unresponsive.. I didn’t even cry anymore…doctors didn’t have a diagnosis for my acute condition.. my mom throw me aside.. so frustrated …she didn’t know what to do and so she gave up… because she couldn’t understand the reasons for her beautiful baby girl dwindling away in front of her eyes.. with no hope of recovering.. I was paralyzed..
I was almost walking off.. before I became sick… I was a happy baby.. always smiling.. now it was hard for her to see me like that…
” Go bury her” .. she told my father..
My father took my lifeless body up .. confused.. emotional.. but refuses to give up on me.. all out of options… he decided to take me to this pastor that is known for healing the sick..
When all fails.. We all turn to God in huge renewed faith..
That pastor took my tiny lifeless body.. says his prayers as my dad watches .. silently praying.. begging God to be merciful to his baby girl…
Then my dad let out a gasp of fear as the pastor suddenly lift and throw his baby in the air and then catch her back.. my dad reached his hand in the air in motions of catching his baby..
The Pastor repeat his actions two more times..as my father watches with a lump in his throat and with the thoughts of taking his unresponsive baby away from the pastor..
Just as he reached over to retrieve his baby as she landed safely in the Pastors hands the third time…she cries out just like when she was born..
It was music to his ears.. the tears came rolling down his face.. she hasn’t made a sound since she took ill..
The pastor handed him his baby … smiling…and said to him..
“I think she’s hungry..”
He rest his hands on my father’s shoulder .. look into his speechless emotional face.. fill with tears.. and told him with great compassion…that she’s going to alright..
” God has breathe back life into her.. take her home and give her love.. she’s a special child of God..”
All my dad could muster..in his overly emotional state.. was a nod.. as he hugged his precious baby close to his chest..
He got into his car and as he sit down still holding me.. he breaks down in sobs.. muttering.. “Thank you Jesus.. Thank you Jesus… He sat there and wept so thankful to god and to the pastor until he was interrupted by the sound of my crying ..
And through the tears .. he smiles.. then giggles and say.. to me..
” let’s get you home to your momma.. so she can feed you.. “
I cry all the way home.. my dad was just enjoy hearing me crying, knowing that it meant I’m going to be alright…he got back his beautiful baby girl..
My dad got home… got out his car and with me in his arms.. he screamed out for mom running towards the house as fast he could.. all excited..
Mom ran out.. seeing him clutching me.. she stopped .. her heart pounding.. the first thing that comes to her mind was..she is dead…
She holds her tummy bends over.. crying hysterically…My dad reaches her and says..
” no honey.. she’s is alright. Look.. “
As he handed me to her..
She looks at him.. in disbelief and astonishment…
“What … what… what do you mean..???” She stuttered between sobs..
And then I began crying again..
mom was so thrilled and shocked hearing my voice.. she stand there just looking down at me..
“She’s Just hungry.. lets go get her a bottle..”
My mom looks at him with so much questions in her mind. As he gently ushered her into the house.. She couldn’t stop looking at me as if it was the first time she saw me..
His mom and sisters all come running up.. asking.. in unison.. .
What happened?? Is she …. gone??
My dad went to his mom.. and hugged her… gently sobbing …and said..
” no mommy.. she is alright.. I took her to that healing pastor and he brought her back.. “
They all gathered around.. listening in awe… as he tells his story.. mom sat quietly as she feeds me .. just so happy that I’m actually drinking the milk…
She had tears in her eyes as she recalls telling my dad to bury me.. but she just didn’t know what to do.. she was so angry at God for allowing this to happen to her beautiful baby girl..
And to think it was him that gave her a second chance….she close her eyes and whispered a prayer of gratitude..
She put me down to sleep and she walked over to my dad.. hugged him tightly.. and softly thank him for what he had done..
He just hold tightly… gently caressing her back comforting her.. his sisters walked up to them and they hugged her too..
They sit around a little and had fun talking ….something they hadn’t done in a long time…
My dad decided he wanted to celebrate so he organized a party..
His grandfather suggested that he performed this family ritual that is cultural.. during the party.. he agreed..
It was supposedly to help me get stronger..
I started to improve but slowly..
I had to learn to creep again.. and I showed sign of being slow…
As the months goes by.. I grow but my coordination was slow.. by the time I started to walk .. I was like three.. and my right foot would lag behind..
I was not very balanced either.. I would fall regularly.. especially if I try to run…
My older sister would get whooped frequently for pushing me.. and making me fall.. I was so weak and would fall easily at the slightest push..so she stopped playing with me..
My mom had a baby boy a year later.. but he died soon after birth.. my dad was so broken… his death devastated him…but within the next year my little sister was born..
And then I was old enough to remember that day she went away to have her..
I remember watching my mom going Of with her suitcase and little me crying thinking my mom is never coming back..
I was so frail.. and puny.. but I was alive..I remember my grandma hugging me and trying to soothe me to stop me from crying…
My recollection during that time was not much..
My life started out really shaky.. my parents treat me as an invalid. And they were overly protective..My siblings shun me.. treating me indifferent ..
I learned to be a loner as early as five and six years old ..I became very sensitive.. and very self defensive…
So much..That I became feisty and mean and even adapted being indifferent..
To make it worse.. I had a bad stutter.. I couldn’t say one word without stammering and I was teased constantly.. I was becoming afraid to talk.. I was embarrassed to…I didn’t want to be laugh at… I hated when they laugh at me..
So I stopped talking.. and if I had to ..I would try to hurry up to get it out.. that only makes it worse.. I would get so frustrated. That I became a crier.. I cried for everything.. I used to cry at nights..
…. I wanted to be different.. I want to be like my sisters…
I couldn’t understand why Nobody wants to play with me..
I started school at six.. and again .. instead of making friends.. I was picked at and make fun at.. I got my hair pulled .. and teased ….nobody wants to be my friend..
my sister has friends and when I would seek her out..during breaks.. she would tell me to go.. I could tell that she was embarrassed to be my sister..
Of course I would walked away crying.. while she and her friend laugh at me..
This only let me become more bitter… I felt so hurt.. and I hate me…
Then we had to move… but Dad didn’t move with us.. I don’t remember asking why…
My mom would start to cry at nights .. and she started complaining to whoever would listen.. and I was becoming an inquisitive and curious and observant child.. I heard my mom telling her friends…
My dad has another lady.. I started to resent this lady for making my mom cry.. I didn’t know her.. and I didn’t quite understand why..
by now.. I was learning how to hate. And I was learning how it feels to be hurt…
My Dad would come by once a week…
we were all pleased to see him.. especially mom.. but…
After he left mom would cry even harder.. and I would feel so sad and I would cry for her…
I made friends with A little girl from next door and she loan me a doll and that doll became my best friend..
my sisters were still ignoring me.. and often played with each other.. leaving me out.. I was like a nobody… to them.. I used to pretend I don’t care.. but I was dying inside.. I was full of so much rage…I want them to like me.. accept me.. include me.. but they just laugh at me and mock me if I tried to say anything.. and all I could do was cry..
A couple years after my mom got sick.. went in the hospital and within a week she died…
I was only nine years old.. and I was mad.. My grandma was with us.. and she wants to take us to our dad..
I became so defiant.. and rude.. I refuse to go..
My mom brother .. my uncle…came by and witnessed my behavior.. he offered to take me with him.. I wanted to go with him…and was so glad to go with him..
I stayed with my uncle until my moms funeral… my father didn’t attend..
As I watched my mom being lowered into the ground.. I was numb and I didn’t cry or show any emotions..
I went back home with my uncle…
my dad sent for me… I had no choice but to go.. I cried all the way there.. hysterically..
I got there and I cried even more..
My dad asked me… why I was crying.. I stuttered that I want to stay with my uncle..
My dad jokingly said…”I don’t have any puss kitten to give away..you belong here with me and your sisters..”
Every one was laughing except me.. so when he asked if I understood.. I mearly nodded afraid if I answered they would all laugh at me again..
And so begins my new life with the woman I grow to hate..
TO BE CONTINUED…