The worst days of my life involved a passage of my life where I thought I was losing my mother. My mum means the whole world to me, and when she had this unfortunate accident, I felt my world collapsing all around me.
It was back in December 1996 and the weather was horrible and absolutely freezing. There were small showers of snow as I was going to school. My day at school was coming to an end and I couldn’t be more than happy to go home. I was waiting outside for my mum, but there was no sign of her. Soon all I could hear was footsteps of the teachers, as all the noisy children had gone home. My teacher came along and asked me, “Are you still waiting for your mummy?” “Yeah she’s so late today” I replied and I nearly choked on my words, tears started to roll down my cheeks.
It was nearly 6pm, and I was crying my heart out in my teachers lap. Suddenly I saw my sister rushing through the gates. I was relieved immediately as I saw her. However I then looked at her face and realized that something was wrong. All she said to me was that mum’s gone to the doctors. At home I felt really restless I didn’t feel like eating or watching the TV.
It was getting very dark and I was getting more anxious by the minute. I shut my eyes but I couldn’t get a wink of sleep, so I got up and sat on the stairs. I was listening to my dad talking on the phone he was saying, “My wife has had an accident, so I can’t come to work tomorrow”. I felt a pang in my heart as I heard this. As soon as my sister came to my room at about 3am in the morning I asked her to tell me the truth about what happened to mum. So then she told me everything.
We had cousins in our house and my mum lost track of time, suddenly she realized that is was past 3.30 and I was still at school. She rushed out of the house wearing sandals in the snow. As she came up to number 40 she slipped and immediately fell on the ground. She tried to get up as quickly as she could, to avoid...