Imagine 2 big barns, separated by an alley. Me and my man are at one end, Tyler at the other.
Me: “Tyler, is Truett over there?”
Tyler: “Yeah Mom, he’s with me.”
Now imagine Tyler pulling up to our end of the barn about 5 minutes later, on the four-wheeler, without Truett. My heart immediately started pounding and the fear set in. We started hollering for Truett. Screaming actually, with no response. 30 seconds of yelling and looking all around the barn, I start to freak out. My man jumps on top of the barns screaming for Truett. I make Tyler go to the house and make sure he’s not there and then I head towards the water tank which is right by the barn. I walk up the stairs that lead to this 6ft+deep water tank, still yelling for Truett, and look down in the dark water praying to God that I won’t see him in there. Praying that if he’s not in there, I’d make sure that I’d never let him out of my sight again.
He wasn’t there, thank God. I kept trying to yell for him but was crying so hard that I just couldn’t get this words out. After about 10 minutes of yelling frantically and running around everywhere looking for him, he was found at the house, watering the plants.
When they told me they found him, I just broke down even more, dropped to my knees and cried. You see, I’ve always had this dream that Tyler drowned in a pond when he was around 4 or 5. What if that dream was really about Truett all this time and not Tyler.
Tyler was upset to say the least. He really thought Truett had walked back over to us but instead of asking if he was with us, he just assumed. He won’t assume again, I can guarantee that. I don’t blame Tyler or ourselves and yet I do blame all of us. Truett is quick and tends to roam and while it is our job to know where he is at ALL times, it only takes a minute for him to disappear.
My biggest fear could have came true, but it didn’t and I thank our loved ones above.
P.S. There will be a block put up first thing tomorrow so that little man cannot get past those stairs you can bet that he won’t be leaving our sights from now on.