I woke up, 06:30 on a Monday morning, something felt different but I did not know what it was. I got ready for work. Still I could feel that something had changed in me and in my life. I got into my car and went to my work place, I sat in my car for almost minutes, trying to understand what had happened if anything had happened at all.
I looked at my cell phone to check time and it was 12:00 pm on the dot. I felt a wind like movement around my whole body. I felt noxious and very confused, I stood up slowly and eventually fell to the ground. I could hear my colleague’s footsteps rushing towards my fainting body, it was two of them, and they picked up and took me to the nearest hospital.
15:00 pm I woke up, in a hospital bed, my friend was sitting next to me. I looked at her and asked what happed. She explained the fainting and being rushed here. “But the doctor said your fine, it’s properly fatigue”. She said giving me a suspicious look. “You’re not pregnant my friend” she asked. I sat up and forced a smile “no, I’m not, I would know”…
And then as if I was been electrified. My body froze as I sat on the bed. I saw a white light. Then I heard a voice saying “you have until midnight to decide if this the life you want” I tried to ask where I was or who was saying those words. I felt the wind like movement again and started to get dizzy, my friend got up and shouted for the doctor, I lay back on my bed, slowly, feeling like I was on a roller coaster ride. As my eyes closed I saw the doctor come in a rush, then I was out. Or so they thought.
I knew I was out but my mind wasn’t. “you prayed for a better life, your old life will be erased at midnight, if you do not want this life say so know, and everything will go back to the way they were” the voice said again. “I don’t understand” I replied softly. The roller coaster got so fast I felt like I was going to puke.
It was 07:30. I was at my home, in my bedroom. Stressing about getting a job. I got up and I was alone. Everyone in the house had gone to work and school. I took my phone and surfed the internet while having breakfast. “ PLEASE GOD, LET ME GET A GOOD JOB,PLEASE” I prayed out loud.
The roller coaster begun this time so fast I thought I was going to die, my head spinning and then I found myself in my flat in Gauteng, 06:30 my alarm ringing. I opened my eyes and I saw a white figure by my door, it was a man but couldn’t see his face, or feet, or arms. I breathed heavily, at a loss of words or energy to scream or run out of my flat. The figure started talking “ YOUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED, ALL YOUR DESIRES HAVE BEEN GRANTED TO YOU, YOU HAVE A GOOD JOB, LEAVING INDEPENDETLY. THIS IS YOUR SECOND AND LAST TEST. MAKE SURE YOU OVER COME ALL YOUR EMOTIONS BY MIDNINGHT. DON’T GET TRICKED BY GOING TO THE HOSPITAL. TO SUCCEED IN THIS LIFEYOU CHOSE YOU MUST BE STRONG, CALM AND EMBRACE YOUR FEARS AND DREAMS” the figure disappeared.
The weird thing was I knew something had changed. I couldn’t remember much of my life before that morning. I knew I was happy, excited about life and work. Was financially satisfied and had a car. I did not have a car in my old life, I was depressed and stressed every day. I remembered that much.
12:00 pm, I was at work. I felt the wind against my body,I paced my breathing, and got up and made my way to the bathroom, I sat there for 10 minutes crying, thanking GOD for what he had done for me. My cellphone rang, it was my mother, she was calling to say hello and wish me a great day, she knew where I was I was working and my friends name. I agreed to everything she said but my mind was still full of questions. Did all my friends know that my life had changed? Or did my prayer affect everyone in my life.
Via the intercom, my name was called telling me that my sister was waiting for me in reception. I quickly ran out of the bathroom, I saw my sister sitting by the reception, I went to her and hugged her so dearly. She was surprised but didn’t ask questions. She was happy, full of life and joy. We had lunch, and that’s when I realised, everything I had prayed for had come true.
My sister had a good job, my parents were enjoying their life and had piece. I had a job that I had always wanted, a car, an apartment, and good friends. I was loving this life. I also knew I was in a relationship but I had not met my man yet. As crazy as it sounds.
20:00pm I sat in my dining room, wine and dinner, the tv was off, my phone was also off. After 30 minutes I heard footsteps outside my door, then keys, he opened the door, with a smile, I stood up, wanting to see who God had given me for a man. He was tall, and just a bit dark. His smile was amazing, I went to him, with a smile, as I was about to hug him, and there he was, my baby boy, he looked just like me I knew he was mine. I almost cried. But thought it would alarm them as they had no idea what had happened to me. I picked up, and gave my man a kiss.
We sat by the table and ate. After I starred at both of them. Then something strange started, it was wind, but not like the one I felt in the morning.it was very soft, my man and child started fading away, I stood up, but had no energy, forced myself to sit up straight again.” WHAT IS YOUR DECISION, YOU HAVE SEEN ALL YOU HAVE, and DO YOU WANT TO STAY OR GO BACK” the figure was back, he was standing next to me. My two boys fading away. I looked at him and said this is all I want. I want this life.
The figure disappeared, my man and child returned to normal state. I was free of my old life as there were no questions in my mind. I was a new person.
00:00 am. For some reason I was still awake. I went outside to the balcony, I almost died when I saw a lady staring at me from the apartment opposite mine. I was more scared because she looked exactly like me. She was holding a gun to her head. “THIS IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE, AND THIS IS HOW YOU KILL YOUR OLD SELF”the voice was back but not the figure. The other me, fired the gun. I screamed and fell to the ground.
When I woke up my mind was clear. But I was in the hospital. My friend was sitting next to my bed. She smiled when she saw me wake up. “DO I HAVE A CHILD” I asked her, she shook her head, and said “ no, why? I looked at her and got nervous. She continued “ but you do have a good man, whos got pregnant,” “WHAT?” I said in shock, I am pregnant? She laughed and said “ yes, one month, we just got the results back now, you fainted at work, so they ran some tests, and yeah, your going to be a MOM.and your baby daddy is on his way to pick you up.
I lay there, holding my stomach. I couldn’t believe it. I was scared but most of all happy.