Essay on My Number One

Submitted By iluvhobospoons
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“My number One” Personally, everyone I know has experienced that “Aha!” moment in their life that has changed the way they look at the world. There are so many things that can give a person that feeling of change. Some of the most dramatic I have come across are a soldier’s first moment at war, the harsh reality for a mother that has lost her child, and the experience of falling in love for the first time. I can remember the exact place and time that my view on the world changed. I was a 13 year old girl who didn’t grasp what “forever” even meant. What mattered most was annoying my older sisters and impressing the other kids at school, but as I was rushed to the hospital one night, none of these actions crossed my mind. I sat in an uncomfortable chair in the waiting room of a local hospital trying not to fall apart. My hands were wrapped around my legs with my feet on the edge of the seat, and to anyone that walked by I looked as if I was trying to take up as little space as possible by hugging myself. There was a television playing in the background, but no one was watching it, everyone was wrapped up in their own world with each of us worrying about a loved one. I starred at the wall anxious and worried, praying to God that everything would be all right. I heard other people in the waiting room talking but couldn’t force myself to listen; I just had so many thoughts going through my head. My chair faced the wide double doors of the emergency room that my sister Angel had disappeared in, and I couldn’t seem to take my eyes off them. I reached up and pulled my jacket over my nose, I couldn’t stand the smell of the room any longer. The smell of too many chemicals and sick people made the gloomy grey walls seem to pull at me, making me start to feel all the more anxious. The clock on the wall ticked away slowly, and as the hours passed my anxiety only increased. Finally, at three in the morning, a young doctor walked into the waiting room with an expression I couldn’t read. Somehow I knew before he said anything that he had news about my sister. My heart started racing as the doctor looked around the room and said, “Nichols’ family?” My mother got out of the seat next to mine and…