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My Sweet Memories

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My Sweet Memories
Tajuanda Parkes
ENC 1101 - 1008
August 4, 2010

My Sweet Memories
The greatest most memorable event that changed my life forever was getting the positive results from a home pregnancy test. This was an event that I can recant as if it were yesterday on any given day. The sounds, the scents, and the expressions of joy will forever be remembered. In my journey to make it official I will detail the day as if you were there at that time. The most blessed event of my life that changed my life forever. The greatest event that changed my life was finding out we were going to have a baby. My boyfriend and I had tried for years, only to have the pregnancy result in miscarriages. Actually we had 3 miscarriages, at 4 weeks, 6 weeks, and at 5 months. We had almost given up hope, but this last time felt different. It was to remain our secret until we made it past the 5 month hump. The official day of discovery had arrived. Today was the day the doctor gave the official results, to my home test. It was a cold snowy January day. The exact day was January 7, 2003. I will never forget it. It was snowing and the winds were blowing, hard, it was blizzard like conditions, we wondering if we would make it to the doctors’ office in those conditions. We made it, and on time for our appointment. The weather being as it was, there was not a long wait to see the doctor. Soon as we checked in, a nurse came over and said, “Follow me to exam room 1.” Upon entering the cold room, she handed me a mini cup and said, “I need you to give a sample.” I’m thinking to myself not a problem, I need to go anyway. I go in, finish up, wash my hands and said, “Okay, done.” She looks and smiles and said, “The doctor also wants to take a blood sample, roll up your sleeve, please.” Ughh, I hate needles, but I did it, closed my eyes and held my breath. It was over. The nurse said, “Ok you can breathe now.” I took a breath and she says, “Follow me, to exam room 2, and the doctor will be...
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