This I Believe

Chelsea - Bowling Green, Ohio
Entered on October 16, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30


I had been away at camp lying in my bed eyes wide open, thinking about the two things that concerned me most. I knew the fire was taking over my grandmother’s body, and the news stated that this sudden black was out soon to occur. I was just wishing this fire would burn right out of her, and that this part of the darkness could go away. I thought only if I could water it down a little, and I could stop it from causing more damage than what I already thought. That next morning it was time to go home. I couldn’t wait to go see how my grandmother was doing. As I reached home, BOOM traffic hit. The news had stated that a black out was soon to occur. Not only was darkness about to hit Michigan, but also it was soon to hit my grandmother. I received news that my grandmother was in the hospital. The fire had spread, BIG TIME! I was devastated. This fire was burning down something I truly love. Next thing I knew I was at the hospital. I walked into her room and I started to cry. I could already see that the fire was destroying her piece by piece.

My family and I decided to sing to her, which helped, because she smiled. Even though my grandmother was in a coma we knew she could hear us. Darkness was soon to come and she was trapped in the fire and there was no getting out! Then the doctor came in and said it was almost time to leave, because hospital visiting hours were over. As we were about to leave the hospital, we prayed that this darkness would not cause the fire to ignite. As my family left out, I decided to stay a little longer. This wasn’t to say “goodbye” but to say “talk to you later”. I kissed her, told her I loved her. And I left out of the door.

WOW! Five minutes into walking in the house this pitch, black darkness had come. That’s when the fire thought it’s time to burn my grandmother down. My mother got a phone call from the hospital asking her to come to the hospital, and tell my grandmother to let go because it was time. As my mother walked in the pitch-black night, at almost six in the morning, with only a flashlight, she then finally reached the hospital. When my mother got to her room she could see that darkness not only hit us, but it hit my grandmother as well .She told my grandmother that everything was going to be okay. She also told her to just let go, that she doesn’t have to hurt anymore. As bad as it hurt my mother to say that, she knew it was the right thing to do. With those words being said, my grandmother blew the flame out. Even though I am here to see the light, there is a part of me that will never see light again. If there is still a question to what I believe in, my belief is the appreciation of LIFE. Even though my grandmother was a strong willed person, and she had to battle the fire of breast cancer, that fire still tore her down. Now she is no longer here on earth to see the things I see or just be here with her family and others. People every day make complaints in life about the smallest things, it is time to sit back and really think will that small complaint cost you your life…