SECOND CHANCE by Shamarla Christie
On this day, it was a regular normal day. My husband slept during the morning, I cooked while the dad and baby had their time together. By the time I was done cooking the baby was sleepy, so I put the baby to sleep and my husband took off for work. Now I have some time for myself. I relaxed on the couch to watch TV. After one hour or so, the baby woke up hungry. I put the baby on his chair so I can feed him. After feeding the baby, we started to play. Running around the house, chasing him and he was chasing me. Jumping around, singing, playing peek a boo. We were having a great time. After a while playing, I got tired, so I decided to sit on the couch while the baby was on my lap. We were laughing and everything but then all of a sudden, I felt weird. While I was looking at my baby on my lap, my vision started to go away. I started to black out. Then the next thing I know, I'm surrounded by blackness. Everywhere I looked it was pitch black. I didn't know where I was or what had happened to me. I was confused, disoriented and scared at the same time. But then, I saw a little white dot, it seemed like some type of light coming through a hole. I'm praying and all I can think of is about my baby. How can I leave my baby alone? He is by himself, alone in the house. His dad is working and he is not coming home soon. Am I dead? I'm not ready to die. I can't leave my baby. God, I'm not ready to die. Please let me go back to my son. I was getting closer to the light, which seemed like it was getting bigger and bigger. I was scared, I had no idea what it was.
When I got to the light, I saw my baby in front of me. I saw him crying, he looked confused, scared. I will never forget the look on his face. I grabbed him and squeezed him so hard. But I was feeling dizzy, the room was spinning. So I got up to reach for my cell phone, since it was charging. I called my husband and told him "I don't feel good. I feel dizzy and the room is spinning. You need to come home, NOW!!" I was crying and scared. After I hung up, I called 911 right away. The paramedics came, checked me out and when they were about to take me to the hospital, my husband came back home. So I told him to stay home with the baby. While in the hospital, they did all kinds of tests on me, and thanked God all of them came out negative. I had nothing and they couldn't explain what had just happened to me. There was no explanation for it. I was discharged the same night. My husband came to pick me up and we both went home.
Up until this day, I don't know what was that about, what triggered it, nothing. All I know is that we don't know when is our time to go. You could be healthy one day, and gone the next day. It is a scary feeling. Only God knows when is your time. I'm thankful to be here with my family everyday and I won't take anything for granted.
“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all".
1 John 1:5
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