Happy Holidays valued readers! Indeed, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it’s almost Christmas day! It’s the time of the year again where we treasure the moments of being together with our family and friends. The best present to have is to be with the most important people we cared so much and dearly love. Today on the blog, one loving sister shared her story of love for her little brother. This story is inspired by true events happened during christmas season long time ago. First story in our Christmas book stories presents a sister’s love.
When is your most unforgettable Christmas?
Life always brings me memories either a good one or a bad one. I have experienced a lot of good things that stayed in my memories, but there’s one negative experience that I will never forget because when it happened, it left me a scar on my heart. It was when something very unexpected happened to one of the members of my family. It affected me a lot because I just love and care for my whole family and if I can only know that a bad thing is going to happen I would rather go through that than any of them.
A few years ago before Christmas, one of my brothers got an accident when he was probably 5 years old. He fell in the chair and hit his head on a table. We were eating dinner in the afternoon, at that moment my mom and I suddenly screamed, I was sitting next to her when that happened, and I quickly got up. The next thing I saw was my brother’s face covered with blood. I got really scared I did not know what to do. Seeing my brother lying down on the floor like if he was dead was the worst experience in my life. My mom immediately got up and started to give aid to him. Then my mom told me to get some towel and used it to clean his face, but he couldn’t stop bleeding. My mom and I were the only ones at home that time and to make things worse the hospital was very far away from the village where we lived, two hours away to be exact. I felt like I got paralyzed and just started to cry for my brother. Then my mom told me to call my uncle George. Uncle George was the only one who was kind enough to help and who lived close to our house. So I called and told him what happened to my brother and he did all what he could to get to us as soon as possible. My uncle was very helpful and told us to calm down and that he was going to take care of the situation and he drove us to the hospital.
On the way to the hospital my mom was holding my brother’s wound, hoping it would help stop the bleeding. It felt as if the road was endless because it took us forever to get to the hospital. It was getting late at night when we finally got there and my brother went to the emergency room. We had to wait in the waiting room until the doctor came to us to tell us that my brother was going to get a surgery. In that moment, I thought why him? he was just a kid; I would rather go through all that pain than him. A lot of thoughts came to my mind, I looked at my mom and the only thing I could see was the sadness in her face.
Hours and hours went by, that just made us feel desperate because we really wanted to know how the surgery went. It took the doctors 5 hours to complete the surgery. After that, the doctor came to us with the good news that my brother was going to be fine and that he would be recovering in a couple of days. All of us were so happy to hear that and two days later the doctor discharged him from the hospital.
Even though this memory is not a positive one, I see it as positive thing because it makes me appreciate life much more. This lesson that life gave me, taught me to never take life for granted. The feeling that we felt, that we almost lost him was the worst feeling that I ever felt in my life but the moment I saw him recover from this accident I felt like the most happiest person on earth because nothing else mattered to me than my brother’s health. Now I feel very blessed to see him grow healthy and happy but most importantly very thankful to God for giving him another opportunity to live and be with us now and let us share good moments and create good memories together. This has been the most unforgettable Christmas ever!