First published at Nov.02.2017
A story by Laleh Chini:
My husband’s grandparents’ house has a massive front yard with a big swimming pool that makes every summer fun for all the kids in the family.
One day, when my husband was a teenager, he decided to visit his grandparents. As he walked past the swimming pool to get to the front door, he saw a little boy face down, floating in the swimming pool with nobody else around. It was his three-year-old cousin, Ben. My husband instantly panicked and jumped into the pool with all of his clothes on and saved Ben’s life.
There isn’t a moment my husband’s aunt doesn’t thank God that he was in the right place at the right time.
Years passed as my husband moved to Canada, eventually married me and had two kids.
Every few years we go back home to Iran to visit our families and friends. When our son was nine years old and our daughter was three, my kids and I went to Iran for a visit while my husband was busy at work in Toronto. When we arrived in Iran, everyone was kind to us as always and invited us over to their homes. We spent every moment with family and friends, not wasting a single of that precious times.
One day, everyone was gathered at my husband’s grandparents’ house.
We were all busy talking and laughing when I took my eyes off my three-year-old daughter for a few seconds. When I looked to find her with my eyes, I saw her floating in the swimming pool. I got shocked and started screaming right away, but that’s when I saw Ben dropping his cellphone and jumping into the same swimming pool that my husband saved him when he was three. Ben saved our three years old daughter’s life.
Now he was in the right place at the right time.
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