Apr 17, 2008
Alrighty, I think it's about time to post some stuff about my childhood (even though I am still considered a child. xP)
I think the worst thing happened to me when I was 7.
I was in my room, watching Tv.
I heard my parents yelling, so I got up and slowly walked out.
I walked to the kitchen and peeked through the doorway. They were yelling even more. I can't remember what it was about.. They seemed pretty ticked.
All of a sudden, my mother grabbed a large knife, and right when I saw it, I was expecting something bad to happen, but nothing could prepare me for what happened next.
She raised the knife, yelled something, and then stabbed her wrist with it.
It went deep. Blood spattered everywhere. She screamed.
My dad shouted, "NO!" and ran straight to the phone and called the hospital. My mom was sitting on the ground, holding her wrist and sobbing. She had dropped the knife.
Her wrist was bleeding pretty badly.
By that time, I was terrified.
I turned and ran to my room, trying not to cry. Me and my sister shared a room, and she asked me if anything was wrong.
I shook my head and sat on my bed.
Not long after, we heard sirens.
The ambulances and cops had come. Back then, I didn't understand that my dad would have been considered a suspect - especially if she had died. Luckily, he was never taken into custody or questioning. A few cops talked to my dad and one came to talk to me, my brother, and my sister.
They didn't tell us exactly what had happened - they just said that 'mommy had gotten hurt and needed to go to the doctor'. I was the only one that knew what really happened. It haunted me for months. It still does.
I doubt my parents knew that I saw everything. There is no way I'm telling them. They might try to deny it happened. I'm afraid of what my mother would do.. possibly have a break down.. She's had a stressful life, and I feel sorry for her. The last thing I want to do is make it worse by letting her know her youngest daughter had seen her attempt to commit suicide 4 years ago.
(What I'm pretty happy about is that they've never had a bad arguement like that since!)