“Mom I don’t want to go to school”
"Why?" "My tummy is paining". "Don’t give excuses. Get up and go for a shower u are not bunking school". "Mom!!! "Nothing doing".
Remember the excuses we used to make to get out of school and always doing mischief. It’s been so long since we did all of this. Childhood is so incomplete without the mischief and all the silly things to do to get out of chores. Remember when we were children how we used to indulge in role-playing and pretend to be a doctor or an engineer or some fantasy super hero. All those dreams and fantasies that we used to live in. it was the best period in our life when we were whatever we wanted to be and did not let anything discourage us from being in our own imaginary world. Can u imagine a life without a childhood? Can u imagine what would we be like if we never had those moments? Can u imagine having a child and losing him before he even begun understanding what life is? Can u imagine being a parent with the knowledge that their child is going to die and wont be with them for long? Can u for a minute put yourself in that hapless situation where u cant do anything about the inevitable? Do u feel the pain? Do u feel the hurt? We al have our set of dreams for our children and for ourselves. Though at times the dreams end in an abrupt manner. A manner that they would have never even thought of. This is a true story. It is about a boy who expired today. And he was just 7 years old. Yes 7 years old. Can u imagine the agony a parent goes through when they have to hold their own baby in their hands and see them go away and not being able to do anything to reverse the process. The very hands that had once held them and they smiled at them and said their first words today lies in their arms silent forever. Before they were complaining of their kids shouting too much and making too much noise are now dying to hear their kid say something, anything. Dreams can turn into nightmares so quickly it’s unimaginable. U know this boy was suffering from blood cancer and his parents were helpless. It’s a hapless situation to be in when u see your very own baby dying and u can’t do anything about it. What a life to take. Sometimes it makes u believe that god doesn’t really exist. And if he does he is being very cruel. You know we say about how we pay for our sins in this very life; sometimes I wonder what gruesome sins would a 7-year-old boy commit to deserve death. Life had just begun for him. He barely saw life and it was taken away from him. But I must add one thing this boy is lucky to have the parents he did. They are brave and they did everything in their power to make his 7 years the happiest years they could be. They had the courage to sleep every night in the fear of not seeing him awake the next morning. It takes a lot of heart to let someone go and even more heart to know someone is going to go soon and yet keep a smiling face to make him happy. Its commendable and this is the kind of strength a human being is gifted with and yet we don’t really use it. Life isn’t all jolly but what this incident has taught me is that no matter how difficult life gets for u, u have to smile and make everyday count and be the happiest u can be. Life is taken for granted by one and all hopefully this shall change your perception to life the way it has done for me. One life one heart give it all you got.