Everything was running smoothly. Her manager had allowed her to be leaving work one hour earlier so as to beat the evening traffic.
Her pay remained intact though, giving Mary a sure reason to be glad. Her granny was nonetheless becoming more frail.
The doctors prescribed more supplements to take care of her low appetite.
Still, there was no improvement and Mary was getting concerned.
Then one day it suddenly happened.
She had given her some medication then rushed to the nearby store to shop for their supper.
She was only going to be away for around 15 minutes.
By the time she came back, her house was burning as her neighbors tried putting out the fire.
According to reports, an explosion was heard from her house before the fire became visible.
Not only had she lost her personal belongings, she had also lost her granny.
Her two siblings, Nancy and Shawn, blamed her for negligence.
According to them, if she had been there, she could have saved their grandmother.
She was all they had for a parent after the death of both their father and mother.
As a result, Mary became the recipient of many negative words. Her siblings told her that she was cold-hearted and only cared about her stomach. Was it a wonder then that she was fat? Mary then started questioning her own motives.
How could she leave a sick old woman alone in a small house which didn't even have good ventilation? Couldn't she have gone to the store with her? Or asked a friend or neighbor to check on her?
Clearly, she had no love in her heart.
Not even for the sick, the old, the needy.
Hadn't she initially rejected the idea of hosting her granny claiming that her house was too small?
Seclusion became her way of avoiding the feeling of guilt before her siblings. She didn't even attend the ...read more