Monday, April 25, 2011
BY FAR the scariest day of my life!!
Saturday started out like any other day. We woke up and rushed to get out the door for a church Easter Celebration. My little man and my Princess were the last to awake, so we were even more rushed.
We arrived (late) at the church just in time to scarf down some food and for the kids to rush out to find their Easter eggs.
We've been looking at getting a new-to-us car, so Oswald wanted to drive to the other side of Atlanta to take a look at one that seemed to be a good price.
After being at the dealership for over an hour, we packed up the car and took off. Oswald is quite a shopper and Saturday was no different. We went to the Mall of Georgia.
I had never been to the mall of Georgia and had no clue what I was in for. This mall is huge! It has everything in it from Nordstrom to The Children's Place. We were there for about an hour and our big kids were getting a little restless.
Oswald decided to take the big kids down to the play area. (just typing this makes me shake) I continued to browse with my little man. When I was done, Oswald said to come on down and we'd let the kids continue to play.
When I approached the play area, my Princess ran up to me and said, "Mommy, can I go ride the train?"
I said, "Sure, go ride the train."
Oswald and I started talking when he looks at me and said, "She left the play place."
I grabbed the stroller with the baby in it and take off to get her, thinking I will reprimand her for leaving us.
But I can't find her. Anywhere.
I see that there is a little train that rides around the mall. She's not on there. She's not on the little coin operated train.
She's no where to be found.
I am panicked.
I begin screaming for people to help me find my baby!
I am shaking, sweating, crying and screaming. "HELP ME FIND MY BABY."
Several people came up to me and asked me what she was wearing, so they could keep an eye out for her. One store manager was on the phone with mall security. I continued to run around that area of the mall like a crazy person, screaming her name as loud as I could.
I said silent prayers. I said prayers out loud. I said prayers SCREAMING!
Oswald left the play area and went around to the other side, a kind woman offered to sit with my little man while we continued to look for my Princess. But there was no way I was going to lose 2 kids in one day, so I stayed with my little man. The next thing I know Oswald has a crying little girl in his arms.
He had found my Princess. She was over by where kids were taking pictures with the Easter Bunny. I have never been so thankful to see her in my life. I still look at her and thank my Heavenly Father for letting us find her.
I would have died had I lost this sweet girl of mine. She is a true blessing in my life and I am so thankful for her.