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There I was, sitting at home, watching all the excitement on television, dreaming for my life to be different. How easily I had forgotten all of the good things in my life. Indeed there was a million things for me to be happy about. I had a wonderful handsome husband, a bright young nine-year-old daughter, a son in his pre-teenage years and so much more. My life wasn’t bad at all, “money isn’t everything,” I thought to myself.
“Knock…. Knock…knock.” sounded the door to wake me out of my short daydream. Remembering that I had lent our bag of sugar to a friendly neighbor, I walked towards the door, unlatched the top latch and then the bottom. I was shocked to see two men standing at the door. They stood in full uniform, with stern faces, both tall and well built. I didn’t know what to think, my eyes began to sting and I could feel them fill with tears. Something within me said that bad news was upon me.
“Ma’am, we are very sorry to inform you that…”
“NO, STOP RIGHT THERE” I screeched. The taller of the two stepped forth and drew me towards him as the other man continued.
“We are very sorry ma’am, but there has been a terrible accident, your children and your husband were killed this evening… there was nothing anybody could do.” I could not believe it; all three of them were perfect. My husband worked with the church, he was always faithful to our religion and, both of the kids were following his footsteps. It was as if someone had taken a million knives and pierced them into my heart.
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