Adam: Miracle Escape

IT’S 11.07pm then and I was feeling colder and getting sick in my tummy by the minutes.

And yes I was worried about my baby. Who was hundreds of miles away. Injured and in pain. Lot of pain because he was just involved in an accident while riding on the PLUS Expressway accompanying his friends this afternoon.

And I was stuck here in the office in the middle of KL.

Call me crazy for staying in the office when I knew that my son needed me.

I was sure my supervisor would let me off anytime I wanted to after I informed him about my son’s conditions to but for some reasons, I couldn’t really think rationally apart from continuing what I was doing then…editing.

I remember finally leaving the office close to midnight and I was driving straight to my hometown about three hours away.

It was out-of-character for me to drive within speed limits on the highway knowing that my son was waiting for me at my mom’s place…injured and bleeding – but not life-threatening – I presumed. It was a far cry from being a speed demon that I was known of…all this years…

As my old trusty car took me into the darkness of the night, I didn’t feel anything. I was that person devoid of any feelings. And it did feel weird because I have always been in tune with my emotions…

Slowly I was driving in the darkness…I know the route really well, having driven there thousands of times, commuting to see my baby weekly since he was born…

Despite the wee hours in the morning, the highway was buzzing with vehicles and I wondered did anyone actually go to sleep, if any…at all?

It was along that particular stretch between Pedas Linggi to Ayer Keroh where there wasn’t any street light when it finally hit me. Hit me so hard that I started crying…Overwhelmed with myriad of feelings. But mostly feeling of being such a failure. Failing to be a good mom to my son…failing to provide the best for my son…failing to keep my son secluded from my daily struggles…I felt such a complete failure and I was struggling to wipe my tears that started blurring my vision as I was trying to continue driving…

Hours later as I stepped into my mom’s house…there I saw my baby with cuts – big and small – all over his body. He wasn’t wearing any shirt on due to the wounds. Some still oozing blood. Looked painful. And awful.

I was standing there looking at my baby quietly, thanking God for keeping him safe, but somehow my quiet presence in front of him woke him up from uncomfortable sleep and enormous pain…

He gave me weak smiles. What could I possibly said as I was looking at my baby. He have always done this in his young life…trying his utmost best to comfort mommy at any given situation…Trying to tell me that he was okay despite all those horrible lacerations all over his shoulder, hands, swollen palms,  swollen fingers, big deep cuts on both knees…yes almost every parts of his 5’9″ frame… except his handsome face and head…

He said half jokingly thanks to the expensive helmet he borrowed from his friend…that his handsome face was intact. Not even a slight cut or scratch…

I reached down and kiss his forehead. Thank you God that I still have my baby… hurt and injured but with no broken bones…It was a miracle.

The way he told me how the accident unfold just turned my stomach. I know my baby was careful rider. Yes he could be playful but I know he was one careful rider. He told me that he was trying to overtake a foreign-registered car on the slow lane. However as he revved up his bike  the same car decided to pull in front of him without indicator and Adam just couldn’t avoid him. Adam fell off the bike on the fast lane (on the busy highway) due to the impact…and the car just sped off… yes hit and run…

How he tried to break his fall with his both palms and ended up scrapping the skins there…Was just beyond my imaginations…I just couldn’t imagine how he managed to roll from the fast lane to the emergency lane while avoiding all oncoming vehicles. It was busy Chinese New Year holiday…

Angels were definitely protecting my baby… I know for a fact that most accidents involving motorcycles on the highway about 98 % of them were fatal… Adam had miracle escape… Thank you God for giving me more time to love my baby…InsyaAllah… for many more years to come… A