by Ben Huberman
Many of us had imaginary friends as young children. If your imaginary friend grew up alongside you, what would his/her/its life be like today? (Didn’t have one? write about a non-imaginary friend you haven’t seen since childhood.)
A book I read in my childhood (I don’t remember the name), the child had a shadow, which could go anywhere. When the child wouldn’t be present, the shadow would take her place, and would act like her.
How I wished for a friend like that. Praying to get one, didn’t help. A friend like the one in the book didn’t materialize.
Due to my father’s postings, we moved frequently from one place to another. I have forgotten the names of those I had as friends.
My children, and my sister are my friends now, and above all I have one constant friend, and He is God.
Thank you God for being there for me.
by Ben Huberman
At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?
When one goes away — depart to the next dimension, only personal effects indicate, you were present on this earth for some moments. It is as if you never lived. In time memory fades — and you are forgotten.
My first severe illness brought it home to me that I may cease to exist. Foremost thoughts were for my two children who were five, and three at the time. I think it’s every mother’s nightmare.
In those days survival rate for Gall bladder surgery was low in my home country. It wasn’t like the laparoscopic surgery done nowadays. The ones I had known among relatives, died five – six days after surgery.
The only gray area in my life was not saying my five times prayers. I only said my morning prayer. Sometimes I didn’t even bother with that.
I decided to conquer my failing. With my changing, my (late) husband followed my example.
I am thankful to God for the change He brought in my life.