It finally happened. I turned 30. Luckily for me, mom said she wouldn't make a big deal about it because in her mind it's not a big deal, just another birthday, so we would have a small family dinner together the same way we also do.
Mama said to come over to dinner after I got home from work and had changed my clothes. She told me to wear something nice because she would be taking my picture next to my birthday cake. It's the same routine she's done for the past 29 years.
So I changed and went over to my parents' house. Mama was there to greet me on the porch which I thought was a little odd.
"Why are you out here? Where's Dad?"
"Oh, he's inside taking a nap."
"A nap? I didn't think Dad took naps."
"Oh, he doesn't usually. He just had a stressful week. He'll tell you all about it. You can go put your purse inside if you want. Just be quiet."
I nodded and opened the door to the living room. Mama followed closely behind me. The room was dark. I didn't hear any snoring. The light switched on and the room was full of people. It was a party. I saw Dad, Brandon, Polly, Granny, Jessica, Lilly and a number of other people I recognized.
Suddenly, I felt very hot. The room started to spin. Everything went black. I was falling.
To be continued .....