Hear me anyone?
“Doctor, I can’t hear anything, I can’t hear a word of what you are saying. Please do something.” Jack pleaded.
“Due to the accident, your ear has been damaged. We will try our best but there is a good chance that you may never hear again.” The doctor wrote on a small piece of paper and showed it to Jack.
Jack was devastated; he thought his whole life was crumpling down to bits and pieces. After the doctor left he closed his eyes and was just lying down on his hospital bed.
“Hey mister” a voice called.
“Huh, who said that?” Jack said surprised.
“Over here mister; I’m right here in front of you.” The voice said again.
“I can’t see anybody. And how can I hear you?” Jack asked.
“Doctor, is anybody here?” Jack called.
“Yes, what happened?” a nurse asked.
Jack couldn’t hear her.
“There was a woman here, she called out to me. How could I hear her and not you?” he asked.
“Nobody is here except me sir, please try and rest. You’ve been through a trauma.” The nurse wrote on a piece of paper and showed it to Jack.
She went away after that but Jack kept thinking about the woman who had called out to him. He closed his eyes again and tried to rest. But the voice called him again.
“Oh, thank God, the nurse went away, I thought she would never leave.” The voice said.
“What? Who’s that? Who’s there?” he asked again.
“You’re the only one who can hear me, you have to help me. I have to do something before I leave this world.” Said the voice
“What do you want me to do? I can’t hear anything. How can help you?” said Jack.
“But you can hear me. That’s good enough. Here’s the situation: I died here a few days ago and have been searching for someone to get a message across to my family. Then only I can cross over.” Said the voice woman
“What message, and why will anyone believe me?”
“I will help you; my family will know it’s from me.”
“Please leave me alone, I’ve been through enough.” Jack pleaded.
“But you have to help me; you’re the only one here who can hear me. God chose you to help me.”
“Ok ok, let me rest for a few hours. I will help you.”
After that there was silence in the room. The voice woman had gone. Jack closed his eyes again and slept for a few hours.
He was awakened by the nurse who had come to give him his medication for the evening.
He didn’t say anything, just took his medication and watched TV for some time. After dinner, he heard the voice again.
“Hey, so now can you help me?” asked the woman.
“Yes, tell me what can I do for you?” Jack said forcing a smile.
“You have to tell my husband that I did not cheat on him. Someone was trying to make it look like I was. I loved him very much. Please tell him that.”
“And why will he believe me; A stranger?”
“He will believe you; I will tell you a few things which only he and I know about. You just have to get him to talk to you alone.”
“Ok, I will try.”
After a few days, when I was released from the hospital, I went to see the voice woman’s husband. He did not believe me at first, wouldn’t let me in the house but I somehow convinced him to let me talk to him for 10 minutes.
“Why should I believe you? How do I know you’re not the one she was cheating me with?” the husband asked, writing down everything so that I can understand him.
“Sir, please listen to what I have to say and then you can make up your mind.” I said.
The voice woman told me what to tell her husband, a few things only they knew about each other. The husband, Mr. O’ Nash, believed me then.
“This is very hard to understand, you’re saying my wife is here? Right now with us and she told you these things?” He asked in writing.
“Yes, every word. She wants you to know that she loved you only. But someone was trying to make it look like she was cheating on you so that they can break the two of you up.” I said.
“But why would anyone do that? What did I ever do to deserve this?”
“Oh God, wait a minute. There is a clause in my father’s will which states that if in any case I get divorced half of the estate will go to my mother and half brothers.” He exclaimed. And I could somehow make out what he was saying trying to read his lips.
“I can’t believe they would go to this length to get the estate.” He said writing down.
“Well, now you know the truth, your wife can cross over now, It’s time for me to leave.” I said.
“Wait, can please tell her that I’m sorry and I love her very much and miss her.” He asked me.
“You can tell her yourself, she’s right here among us.” I said.
After that I left their house, feeling happy that I had helped someone. But this happiness was short lived because there was a lot more to come and I weren’t prepared.
Sometime later, this gift of mine had started affecting my health, I wasn’t sleeping or eating or going to work. I was totally engulfed into it. I was happy at first but now, it was my whole life. I had nothing else in my life except this. I prayed to God to help me get rid of this power.
But it does not happen like that. I had to work through it. Somehow manage to gain control of my life again. Live a normal life and help people at the same time.
I was determined to learn to live with my weakness (Being deaf); turn it to my strength by learning the sign language so that I can communicate with people and work on my new found power so that it doesn’t affect my health and I’m able to help those in need.
God chose me for a reason and I was not about to let Him down.