Friday, November 29, 2013

Do you know Fear?

I guess there are many situations in life that could bring fear.

Fear of our lack of financial security, fear of falling sick and becoming a dependant and a  nuisance to others.
Fear of your loved ones not caring for you. Fear of being a nobody...

All  these seems insignificant till you watch  FEAR up front.

I was out for my morning exercise and when I got home, I saw smoke bellowing out from my neighbours window. I rushed upstairs cos my mum was still in the apartment. Unfortunately both of us were unable to get back down as the smoke at the stairwell was too thick. Wet towels were ineffective.

We decided to retreat to our apartment and stuff wet towels under the door to prevent smoke from getting in.  We waited it out till the firemen came to get us.

Tragically our neighbour passed on.

That day itself I was not afraid, I was clear and systematic knowing exactly what I needed to do ( just as instructed in those fire safety rule books)

But FEAR struck when I watched a playback of a video that captured that mornings events at my front door.  My mother was frantic running in and out of the home, not knowing what to do. She banged on our neighbours front door but no one came.  I was truly upset with my mum, why, why was she not making her way downstairs.  What if I was not home that day, what would she have done.   PANIC AND FEAR gripped me more when I watched the video.  The fear that what if I was not there to help her.  The fear that what if there was no one there to help her.  How helpless she looked ... how helpless I felt!

These emotions took flight. I could only imagine how those in horrific natural disasters face fear.

I can  really feel for them now.

Somehow I know I need to do something with this knowledge and emotion?


  1. First I am very thankful that you are both ok! What to do with this information, is just be grateful that God protected you and go forward. Use your life as best you can and be close with your mom. It would cause me fear too but it's not good to focus on that part but on the part that you survived.

  2. I'm so sorry that your neighbor passed away and that you and your mother were in such danger! But what a miracle and what a blessing that you both emerged unharmed.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear that your neighbor didn't survive. But I am relieved to now that you and your mother emerged safe and sound. You are right that things could have been so much worse but that didn't happen.
    Treasure the time you have with loved ones. Always. We just never know what tomorrow or even today might bring.

  4. Wow, I was holding my breath as I read your post! I am ever so thankful to hear you are okay, but am terribly sorry to hear about your neighbor. I agree with Sincerity, "Treasure the time you have with loved ones."

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog - it's a pleasure to "meet" you :) I am now following you as well and I look forward to visiting again.

    Hugs and blessings!

  5. Hi Terri, I agree, in no matter what state we just have to move on and not look back. Tks Blessings

    Hi Sincerity,when I watch my mum in such panic, I know I need to be with her and my dad. I am so afraid to leave them alone now. Welcome to my blog... I have returned to blogging after MIA for 2 years. Now that I am back I realised many of the blogs I had followed had stopped writing. Making new blogging friends now. Blessings

    Hi Stephanie, thanks for following my blog too. Welcome! :) see you soon! Blessings

  6. Oh my Gaia! I can only imagine going through a scene like this. It is amazing how in that moment you can be calm and do what needs to be done. And then afterwards, panic can set in. When I worked as a nurse, I dealt with many cardiac arrests and crisis after crisis. I was good and calm in the moment but afterwards it would hit me too. Praise God for watching over you and your mom.

    Blessings and love,

    PS. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog Heart Choices.

  7. Hi Debbie, seems we never know how courageous and fearless we can be when we need to be. Thanks for coming by too! Blessings


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