Day Fifteen: Take A Cue From Your Reader
I had one request, he asked me to write an anecdote.
This is a true story: One year I went To Chicago with my kids, one was a little over three years old and the second one was not quite two.
My husband was sick with a terrible backache, he was unable to move. His brother who lives in Chicago, wanted us to go see his little infant. I was reluctant to leave my husband by himself and go with our little kids.
My spouse the eldest brother, felt it was his duty to go. After some discussion I agreed, little did I think how will I manage this task.
When the plane landed at O’ hare airport, it was past 10:30 PM, Gander time. My kids were fast asleep on the seat. I shook my three-year old, she woke up immediately. The younger one didn’t move. I hesitated help from anyone. The passenger at the back said, ‘looks like you need help.’
I looked at him and nodded, he came forward, carried her out of the plane and waited for me.
My brother-in-law came to receive us, he was surprised to see his niece in a stranger’s arm.
He asked me, ‘looks like Anita, but who’s the gentleman carrying her?’
‘It’s a passenger, he took pity on me and asked if he can help.’
Two weeks later we were flying back to Gander, on the way we had a stop over in Montreal. Next day I had my luggage ready for our friend to give us a ride to the airport.
I put my luggage in a cart and wheeled it in front of the Air Canada counter, the line was long. My friend said, ‘I will take care of the kids while you’re checking in.’
Moments later my friend was back with my older kid, ‘where is Anita I asked?
‘I don’t know, ‘ she said, ‘wasn’t she with you?’
“No.’ I said in panic.
I stepped back a few feet from the line, I saw Anita running, I ran as fast as I could and picked her up in my arms, the escalator down was a yard or two away. I thought I’d lose my balance, checked myself and started walking. I forgot to pray or thank God for His help!