How I almost died
“We have to be at the airport by 2:00,” my mom told us. I could feel the warm, hot, summer air blowing on my face as I stepped out the door. I knew my summer vacation was just about to begin. We each rolled our luggage down the street and put it next to the trunk, for the man so he could put them inside the shuttle that was taking us to New York. I took the empty window seat and sat by myself listening to music. When we made the first stop to pick up some more people, I could see a girl who looked exactly like one of my friends who was Moroccan like me. I could see blonde highlights and glasses, Then I recognized her mother and her brother, it was Sabrin. I started waving to them through the window. Sabrin ran into the shuttle, “I missed you so much! You’re going to Morocco too,” he asked. “Yes,” I said excitedly, “ are you going to Casa?” “Yes, we are,” he replied. I could see planes flying and people taking out their luggage, “Salsa and Sabrin, take your siblings and get the carts to put the luggage inside,” said my mom. As we begin taking out the luggage a storm begins with strong winds that cause our light objects to fly. The adults quickly rushed us into the airport, and we took our bags to get checked and go through security. After that whole process was over, Sabrin and I sit at our gate next to the outlets and begin watching Netflix, waiting for our flight. ¨Please proceed to the gate for check-in,¨ commanded the flight attendant. We started lining up to check our passports to get onto the plane. While boarding I asked Sabrin’s brother if I can switch seats with him so Sabrin and I can sit next to each other. We took out our phones and ipads and started to have fun by taking pictures. For some reason the airplane didn’t fly they delayed it, because their was a storm and it wasn’t safe for the take off. They left us in the plane for approximately 2-3 hours, Sabrin and I killed time by watching movies, listening to music, and we had fun. “Ladies and gentlemen I am sorry for the delay, but we are now taking off,” said the women over the intercom, thank you for choosing Royal Air Maroc,” she continued. “Please enjoy the flight,” she finally said before ending the announcement. After a couple hours of the plane ride we got comfortable and I decided to watch Frozen because I was done watching Divergent. “Let it go, Let it go I can’t hold it back anymore,” Elsa started to sing. My head bannged into the ceiling, the food in the back spilled , and all I could hear were people yelling and crying. The flight attendants started running towards their seats. “S’il vous plaît, calmez vous. S’il vous plaît! Calme toi!” said the flight attendants. I couldn’t think, everything was going by so fast and I couldn’t help but watch to see how it would end. “Turn away and slam the door I don’t care what they’re going to say, let the storm rage on, the cold doesn’t bother me anyway,” sang Elsa as the tablets on the airplane seats turned back on. The turbulence finally came to an end causing Elsa to sing again and me to gather my thoughts once more. My brain turned back on, I didn’t die. During the brainfreeze I knew that if it was my time to die I would let it happen because it’s what God would have wanted. Thankfully it wasn’t and I am still here with you guys today. So I sat there in shock . When everything was over I looked around to see what everyone else was doing, they sat there in shock but at the same time relieved. I went back to watching Frozen like nothing happened, I could tell so many people were traumatized by what had happened. My father till this day has anxiety because of that day. My brother and mom are scared to travel by plane now, but my mom will put her fears aside to see her mother. Sabrin and her family still go every year to Morocco and have lots of fun while they are there. I on the other hand have no problem flying again. I went to Morocco this year by myself for a month and had lots of fun luckily, this most recent time, I didn’t experience any trouble during the flight. In the end, you just have to let it go and move on, like Elsa said in her song and that’s what I told Sabrin who was sitting next to me holding on tight to her pillow.