Waking Up to a Dreadful Phone Call

Poems

On Tuesday October 15th, it was an eventful day. This day was the beginning of my university’s fall break. It was also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This day impacted me more than I anticipated. I started my Tuesday like any other. Charles and I went to our 9:30am class, then I attended my 11am class. I didn’t see Charles after that because he had to leave and head to our state capital for an internship interview.

In the afternoon after my classes, I headed home to take a nap. Charles called me after his interview and told me he made it into the internship. I was super excited for him. Shortly after that I fell asleep. When I woke up I checked my phone and noticed I had ten missed calls from Charles. I was super concerned, because there is no way Charles would call me that many times unless something was wrong. I was in process of calling him back when he called me first. I answered the phone and he explained to me that he had been in a car accident. I was instantly stressed, but tried to stay calm for him.


Thankfully he was okay, and our car was beat up but still drivable.


In the evening I met up with Charles at my parents house. My dad was able to check out our car, and my mom fed us dinner. It was an unexpected family evening, but I definitely needed it. At 7pm, we also took a moment to honor Chase and Mackenzie on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. My family and I lit 3 candles. 1 candle was for Chase. 1 candle was for Mackenzie, and 1 candle was for my brother Matthew. Even though the day didn’t go as planned, and it was some what unexpectedly emotional, I was certainly thankful to be able to spend it with family.

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