Personal Narrative My Near Drowning Experience

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Personal Narrative- My Near Drowning Experience

Have you ever had a moment in time that seems like minutes or hours even though it was only a few seconds? Have you ever seen everything before you play out in slow motion, where you are aware of everything around you, yet not knowing what was going on? I have, and as I look back on it, I feel very blessed and protected. On March 21, 1987, I decided to take a little swim in our swimming pool and almost drowned.

On that fateful day in March, I was a couple months shy of my third birthday. My family and I lived in New Mexico at the time and were renting a house with an outdoor in-ground pool. The day was beautiful. I was outside with my oldest sister Rachel and my father. Rachel was diligently reading curled up on a bench that sat against the house, and my father was mowing the backyard. My mother and my other sister were in the house. Off to one side of the house there was a group of large bushes. I was playing over there with one of her large cooking pots, off in my own little world. At one point while amusing and entertaining myself, I decided I needed some water. I knew exactly where to get it too, the pool.

I remember it as if it was yesterday. I walked over to the shallow end of the pool and looked down into the water. One thing that sticks out vividly in my mind is what I was wearing. I had on maroon colored sweat pants and a matching sweatshirt. The water was crystal clear and shimmered brightly in the afternoon sun. I dunked the large cooking pot in the water, and it started to sink. I...

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