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  • Mom has always said that God has His ways of doing things. And tonight, I finally understood what she meant.

    I have always got along very well with my mother, and we have grown very close to each other. However, as everyone, we fight. Sometimes they may last days, but we get it over pretty quickly most of the times.

    Tonight, we are having the most heated fight we have ever had. It started at 2:00 am and it is still going on. As I write this, she is watching TV on the room next to mine. She is mad at me, and won’t talk to me. It is now 4:34 am and tears still stream down my cheeks. I have apologized as many times as possible, but she won’t grant me her forgiveness. The whole fight started from a mistake that I had been trying to avoid, but even taking precautions, it was meant to occur.

    When our discussion took a break and my mom asked me to get out of her sight, I went downstairs and laid in the wet grass from the garden. Lying there, motionless, lifeless; I prayed. I prayed, as I had never done before; I asked God for forgiveness, wisdom, and comprehension while I was still crying inconsolably. But then I understood what my mom meant with the phrase I mentioned first in this note.

    With tears in my eyes, a pain in my heart, and the wet grass embracing my uncovered legs and arms, I saw a shooting star. It came suddenly, crossing right in front of my eyes. It was the first time in my seventeen years that I had ever seen a shooting star. While laying in amazement, another white line lighted the cloudy sky. I smiled. I smiled because I felt a sudden flame of hope in my heart. I smiled because I felt at peace. I smiled, because I felt like smiling.

    Rumor has it one is granted a wish for every shooting star. For both, I wished for the same thing. I wished I never had a fight with my mom again. I wished we could be the best friends we have always been. I wished the fight we were having were over. Truth is, I didn’t consider wishing for something else. It was the first thing in my mind, and my heart was craving for it too. I said my wish out loud, without thinking about it. Words came out of my mouth automatically.

    Considering that this has been the worst fight my mom and I have ever had, considering that the sky was grey and cloudy, considering that I had never in my life prayed as thoroughly as I did today; these shooting stars gave me everything I wanted and more. God has His ways of granting wishes, and mine, He did through shooting stars.

    I could never be able to put into words the happiness I felt tonight. There are not enough words to explain how my heart started burning. I felt as a new person, I felt as if the whole universe wanted my mom and me to be happy. I felt passion, I felt fire inside me. I felt like we would work it out and jump down from the sadness we had been swinging in. It is now 5:06 in the morning, and I don’t feel like crying anymore.
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