Some times I have a difficult time expressing my emotions. People know when they are loved, don’t they?
“Stay close,” my mom warned.
We were at the Museum of Natural Science. At the jam packed museum we chose to explore the dinosaur exhibit first. When I saw the T-rex I yelled, “Mom look at this,”
I turned around to see them looking after my baby brother. They were both always cuddling and feeding him, even changing his diaper. My parents didn’t even talk to me except for warning me not to wander off and get lost. I didn’t think they even cared about me because I received no attention at all. Amazed at the Human Body exhibit I wandered inside. About to get on the body weight scale, I remembered about my parents. I went to call my parents but instead I found out that I was lost.
I tried not to panic but I couldn’t help it. I stated to search for them at the dinosaur exhibit. My head snapped back and forth like an alligator, but I still couldn’t find them. Then my eyes stated to burn I didn’t know if it were the tears or the sweat drenching my forehead. I kept on searching when I saw a crowd of people gathering around. I quickly zipped over there but on my way I tripped over someone’s foot and fell flat on my face. My face turned red so red that it looked like if I had splashed red paint all over myself. I was about into tears but I held them back in. I carefully walked into the crowd to discover a huge pendulum swinging back and forth circled by wooden blocks. Each time the pendulum would get real close to tipping over a block but it would miss. My eyes followed the pendulum back and forth like a mesmerized dog. Finally the pendulum tipped over the block and just like that an idea hit my head. I got up and ran to the nearest security guard and told him that I couldn’t find my parents. About to announce my name, my parents came running to me. My mom took one look at me then dropped to her knees and stated crying. I ran to her and hugged her real hard.
When I saw those tears I realized my parents cared and loved me. My doubts were cleared and this showed me no matter what my parents loved me.
If you enjoyed this essay, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to This I Believe, Inc.