My children were jovially playing on the playground equipment with the other children at the park, while I rested and watched, under a shade tree.
I accidentally fell asleep and woke up thirty minutes later, feeling quite anxious. I could see my son playing but I could’nt see my little daughter. Instantly, I began to panic,
“Jimmy, where is your little sister?”
“I don’t know mommy she was here just a little while ago.”
I ran over to Jimmy and took his hand, gasping,
“We must look for and find your sister!”
We walked everywhere around the park yelling Lilly’s name. That’s when I see the pond and panic consumes me; my mind furiously races with worry, and terror overcomes me. I feel the bile rising inside my throat.
I hear myself screaming, “Lilly, oh Lilly, dear God, no Lilly!” My racing heart begs for this to not be true.
Suddenly, I hear a small soft voice coming from behind me,
“Mommy, I just went to the big girl potty.”
Thank you Dawn M. Miller for our prompt photo this week.
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