Speaking Perspective #2

Dear Mom and Dad,
It has been three months since I left for college. I have been remiss in writing this and am very sorry for my thoughtlessness in not having written before. I will bring you up to date now, but before you read on, please sit down. You are not to read any further unless you are sitting down. Okay? Well then, I am getting along pretty well now. The skull fracture and the concussion I got when I jumped out of the window of my dormitory when it caught fire shortly after my arrival  here are pretty well healed now. I only  spent two weeks in the hospital and now I can see almost normally and only get those migrane headaches once a day.

Fortunately, the fire in the dorm and my jump were witnessed by an attendant at the gas station near the dorm, and he was the one who called the fire department and the ambulance. He also visited me in the hospital and since I had nowhere to live, because of the burned out dorm, he was kind enough to invite me to share his apartment with him.

It's really a basement room, but it's kind of cute. He is a very fine boy and we have fallen deeply in love and are planning to be married. We haven't set a date yet, but it will be before my pregnancy begins to show. Yes, Mom and Dad, I am pregnant!! I know how much you are looking forward to being grandparents and I know you will welcome the baby and give it the same love, devotion and tender care you gave me when I was a child.

The reason for the delay in our marriage is that my boyfriend has some minor infection which prevents us from passing our premarital blood tests and I carelessly caught it from him. This will clear up soon with the penicillin injections I am taking daily. I know you will welcome him into our family with open arms. He is kind and although not well educated, he is ambitious.

Although he is of a different race and religion than ours, I know your often expressed tolerance will not permit you to be bothered by the fact that his skin color is somewhat darker than ours. I am sure you will love him as I do.

His family background is good too, for I am told that his father is an important gun bearer in the village in Africa from which he came.

Now that I have brought you up to date, I want to tell you that there was no dorm fire, I did not have a concussion or a skull fracture.

I was not in the hospital, I am not pregnant, I am not engaged. I do not have Syphilis and there is no man (of any color) in my life. However, I am getting a "D" in American History and a "F" in Biology and I wanted you to see those marks in their proper perspective.

Yours Truly,
your loving Daughter

I happened to know about this joke a while ago from my lecturer in the communication management subject. He randomly asked me to tell the class what the letter from a daughter above means. At that time, I didn't really know the relation of this letter to the communication management we were learning. However, I answered my lecturer, and said it loud that, the daughter wanted to tell her parents that getting a "D" and "F" in her subjects was not the worst thing in life, there's so many other scary things could be happened like she mentioned at the beginning of the letter.
Well, I'm so lucky to have a mother like my mother. I don't have to give her another frightening stories to get bigger picture and wider perspective when admitting that I have failed in completing my graduate study this semester. She knows by herself that it's not because of I didn't try hard, nor because I didn't think that this school is no longer important. No. 
Dear Mama, I can't promise you anything for now, but I'll try my best to show the world that you're still the best companion who has successfully brought me to this phase of life. Love you :)
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. Having read this once again, it surprised to the smallest part of my being that I've finally tried my best by far, and had my master degree accomplished, that of course, could only be happening by the compassion of Allah and enormous prayers and supports from my mother, my husband, my sibling, my in laws, and all my friends. Alhamdulillah.