That First Day

She was nervous and on the verge of crying. Remembering the tears dwelling from those eyes were the only thing she kept thinking about that day. Getting the house chores done was rather difficult. She called her husband. She needed someone to console her and to affirm that everything will be okay.

It was time – 1:30 PM. Unable to keep the anxiety away, she took the car keys and drove off. It was taking longer to reach the destination as she kept glancing at every minute vanishing by in the digital clock on the dashboard.

Parking became difficult than ever, but she managed nonetheless. As she hurriedly walked in and apprehensively asked for Ashley from the receptionist, she was requested to wait for another 5 minutes.

5 minutes! Seemed like eternity!

Finally, she sees a glimpse of small hands clutched around a lady. That confused tiny face and then the stars twinkling in the eyes as the little girl sees her mommy. She runs leaving the lady behind and hugs her mother tightly. Looking down, she sees her tiny lover smile.

Mommy sighs! The first day in school wasn’t that bad after all…


Path of Shattered Hearts

As she lay on the bloody mat sheets on the maternity ward..

As she heard the wailings of labor pain from the bed next door..

As she felt the hushed mutterings of tired prayers from her mother father husband and brother..

As she watched the doctors exchanging tensed glances between her legs stretched wide apart..

As her face got moist from the well of the tears overflowing from her eyes..

..she realized that God has chosen a separated path for her and her baby yet again.

As she saw her third stillborn baby for the first time, a piece of her already broken heart was going away with him, leaving her soul hopeless and shattered than ever this time.