Aunt Heidi

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A short story of my life.

Submitted: March 17, 2010

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 Aunt Heidi
Tere is my aunt waiting for me outside of school.  We walk back home together. As we are walking home I see all these people saying hi to my aunt. She stops at so many houses on our way home to visit people, and when she sees that they need something she helps them, and I still can’t understand why she is so kind and helps people out."
Finally we get home just before the sun set, and sit on our favorite comfortable-soft-goofy sofa and watch TV. I can’t stop staring at her beautiful face. She has the most long and cute eye lashes. She turns at me and says “I love you” with her red-outlined-shining lips. She has long golden hair and big brown eyes. She is the strongest and prettiest woman I ever met.
She plays with me until we both get tired. She helps me build up my little food store, she buys candy to make our game fun. We make a big huge mess on the back of my grandma’s house. She does not care about getting her pretty shirt dirty, all she cares is enjoying the game with me. When we play she just turns like a kid, laughing, screaming and having so much fun. 
It is just another normal day of school. There is my aunt doing my hair, teaching me how to do it. She doesn’t mind if I do it wrong she tells me "that is why I am here, to help u and teach you how to look pretty” all I can say is "thank you aunt I love you. I wish I can be like you when i grow up."
We walk to school. She is smiling holding my hand, telling me that when I grow up I’m going to be just like her. She seems so happy saying hi to everyone, she is never sad. When she has a problem she always finds a way out. She teaches me that I have to learn from mistakes and that there is always a way out to a problem.
I am turning eleven, my body is changing. She doesn’t mind telling me why I am having so many changes in my body. She explains me all the stuff I need to know and how to be ready for when those times come. She is with me at all times. My dad and mom are not there but she is always there by my side.
Two months before my 12 birthday she comes over to my mom’s, I’ve  never seen my aunt with such a sad face, as soon as she told my mom “ I need to talk to you” I knew something was extremely wrong. She tells my mom “I am leaving to the United States in two weeks, but I’m coming back soon”. I feel like I am just having a bad dream but then I realized that it is just what it is. I could not hold the tears my heart just fell apart and I feel like I am passing out. She gives me the most big-huge-warm hug I’ve ever had and tells me that she is coming back soon. 
One month late she calls and tells me that she is pregnant and it’s a boy I cannot hold tears I am so excited, I wish I can be with her in these moments. She tells me she is so happy and that she is visiting so many places in the United States.
She is coming back to Mexico July 2004. I am so exited; I am going to see my aunt again. I am getting her room ready, painting the baby’s room blue getting some boys stuff to put into the baby’s room. I am sitting outside of my grandma’s house waiting for my aunt to arrive. I cannot wait to see my uncles black van, when that van turns right I know my aunt and the little baby are going to be in it. It is like 5:30 pm I can hear my uncles van sound coming up the hill, I am about to run when I see the van and aunt Heidi gets out, I run to hug her and hold her baby.The baby is 3 months old. He has red cheeks and light brown eyes. I just want to  hold him all the time.
One more time there I am together with my aunt and the new member of the family. She is telling me how fun Florida was and all the adventures she had. She brought me a beautiful big golden ring and it says “ mis 15 anos” which means sweet 15, even though I am not 15 sheis telling me that I have to use it when I turn 15. She tells that she is always going to be with me and when I need her she is going to be in the ring. 
Months later my dad decides to move to the United States and there we are separating again. When my mom is telling the family we are leaving Aunt Heidi cannot stop crying. She is hugging me telling my mom to come back soon, I can feel her tears going down between her cheek and mine.
Two weeks later my mom calls grandma. Grandma is telling my mom that my aunt is going through a divorce. My aunt cannot believe this is happening to her. She is starting to use drugs, alcohol and no taking care of her baby, she is forgetting about herself and hurting all the people that love her. At this moment I know this won’t end up good. I don’t talk to Aunt Heidi that often because she is never home. I am starting to feel alone and not loved because she is the only one I can talk to about anything.
Four days after my 17 birthday Aunt Lola calls mom, she is telling my mom that aunt Heidi has been kidnapped on November 18. No one calls asking for money. We have no clue where she can be. I start crying all I can think of is that I want to go to México and look for her everywhere. 
It has been a year since she disappeared; I feel it just happened yesterday. I cannot stand her little 7 year old boy asking for his mom, asking "is my mom coming back for my  birthday?". Now  I live every day thinking and dreaming someone will tell me that she is okay and that she is going to come back home. I am remembering all the good times we had together, how we used to play together until we got tired, how she did my hair all those good memories. I look at my gold ring and I know she is there next to me.
 


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