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Topic: In and Out (04/30/09)
TITLE: Like my Mom
By Gordon Lavoie
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Despite the fact that Mom and Dad explained it all to me quite clearly, it never really sunk in. I was much to young to understand, all I cared about was me. All I knew was mom wasnít feeling well a lot, I knew she had to lie down most of the day, and she couldnít pick me up. I knew she had swelling, I knew I was left with a baby sitter I never liked, every time Dad took her to the doctor. What I didnít know and couldnít comprehend, is why. I remember praying, but I donít remember answers.
Now Iím having the same troubles that my mother had. The doctor told me times have changed though, medications are much better, diagnostics have improved greatly, and if I may quote him, ďwe just know more.Ē All very reassuring. Still, there is some queasiness and I have to rest more than normal, just like my momma did, and I canít lift any thing to heavy, same thing my momma went through, and of course it goes without saying, there will be some swelling, just like my mommas. But doctor said, ďdonít worry, youíll make it through, just like your momma did.Ē After all he was momís doctor too.
That reminds me, I should call her as soon as I get home. Her and sis will be wondering what took me so long. I just had to stop for that pickles and cherry ice cream, there is no denying these cravings you get. Babies doing well though, doctor said even though I have trouble carrying her, if I take care, I and little Sue will be just fine.
Yea, I named her after my baby sister. Donít tell Susan just yet, sheís going to graduate from college around the same time little Sue is born, and itís my gift to her. I think itís the least I could do, after all, I was so mad at her for those nine months she was inside my mommyís Tummy making her sick. And I guess the other reason is. Do you remember that prayer I said I didnít get an answer to? Well my sister was the answer, and the little Sue inside me, is another answer, to a whole lot of prayer.
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