The Saddest Moment of My Life
As I opened the door, my piercing eyes stopped at the lethargic body lying on the white bed. Her face was pale and wrinkled, depicting the depth of pain she had undergone; her hair gone white and listless body showing enormous weight loss in such a short span of time. I had never given much thought to how I would say her goodbye but saying goodbye to someone you love most this way was the worst thing ever happened to anyone in this world. My mind struggled searching for ways to abate her profuse pain but nothing could be done.
I was helpless.
I stood there, despondent. She managed to half-open her grim-filled eyes and pointed towards me. My heart skipped a beat; I was sinking into the abyss of depression as the time of saying goodbye drew near. I moved towards her briskly. Having in mind she would never be able to see her eight-year old child again, to compensate for all the pains the child would face in life, to kiss her daughter when she would cry, she gave her a long glance and kissed infinite times. One last hug and I would not see her again.
She took a deep breath; hot water flew down my cheeks in torrents. I knew she had gone. I was bereft. I had lost my mother; I was the poorest person on earth. That was the time I was sad most. That was the time I cried most. That was undoubtedly the saddest moment of my life.
Written By: Maha Yusuf – Chemical Engineering Student @SCME, NUST