Monday, December 23, 2013

Losing Love

   Daisy had just lost Manny to US immigration when she found out she was pregnant.  She did not stop him from leaving.  She had nothing to offer.  She was hard working and drove an old red Volkswagen Beetle but she was not rich and never will be.  She did not want to stand in the way of his success.  It was his lifelong dream to live and work in America. 

   They met in mid November.  It was love at first sight but all he could talk about was his immigration plans.  By mid December Daisy was pregnant.  She tried to put up a brave front.  She told him she can raise the baby by herself, that she didn't need his support.  She was old enough to know how to prevent pregnancy but chose to throw caution to the wind.  It would have been an entrapment if she were to hold him to the responsibility.  

   When next December came she locked herself in her room to wrap Christmas presents.  She didn't want her baby crawling around knife and scissors.  Suddenly she got the impulse to cut her wrist.  Life meant nothing without Manny.  That was when she heard her baby cry outside the door.  She decided to live till the little girl has grown. 

   It has been said that one dies when one is ready.  Daisy has been ready from the last day she saw Manny.  Life meant nothing without him.  Then she met Jehovah's witnesses who showed her in the Bible God's promise of paradise on earth. (Isaiah 65:17-25)  She realized she could be with Manny again someday.   She finally decided to live on and let nature take its course.  

   Daisy arrived in America in 2006.  She never saw Manny again.  He died in Texas in 1998. 

See also:
Unspoken Prayer 
Love at First Sight 
One Adam for One Eve

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