I sat in my seat trying my best to take notes and not doze off to sleep (from staying up until\u00a0early hours in the morning\u00a0on 1SAMOANA) haha I know what an addict.\u00a0The lecturer looked up at me she was annoyed at my cellphone going off. I knew it was a text because all I heard was my message tone JUST DO IT DO IT DO IT\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026MY NECK MY BACK LICK MY \u2026\u2026\u2026AND MY BACK. I rambled through my huge bag feeling about for it.All I could feel was hair products,handfull of lipglosses,pens,scattered lollies from my dads fathers day ula lole and my folder of notes. I finaly got hold of it and switchd it off. I didn\u2019t bother reading the message as I thought I was annoying forward. \nMy eyes got heavier and heavier and my grip on the pen got looser and looser. I felt the floor vibrating it was my cellphone again.I rambled through the bag once again and read it \u201dHey cuzz is your mum ok?\u201d I texted back \u201cYea cuzz shes good I spoke to her last night, she gonna b in Samoa\u00a04 anothr few weeks\u201d. My\u00a0 cellphone went off again \u201cCan u get in contact with her plz\u2026\u2026.we worried about her\u201d. I thought to myself GOSH, WHAT DRAMATIC FAMILY MEMEBERS!!!!!! \nI chucked the cellphone back in my bag and kept writing. Again I felt the floor vibarating over and over,\u00a0I picked it up and there 9 UNREAD TXT MESSAGES. My eyes lit up thinking YEAH THATS RIGHT FANS TEXTING ME. That dream was immediatly shattered as i read the last message out of the 9. \u201dHEY WELL????DID\u00a0U RING OR WAT????TXT BAK NOW!!!!! THERE HAS BEEN A TSUNAMI IN SAMOA!!!!\u201d By then the lecture had finished and I was on my way out to my tutorial for that day. It didnt hit me until I jumped on one of the student comps in the hallway googled the news and there it was all the info I needed. My heart just started to ache the first image in my mind was my mum. I just kept thinking \u201d\u2026.am I going to be loosing my mum?\u201d \nA week earlier before she left to Samoa to attend a title name court case bla bla bla we were constantly arguing over her making me change her return flight date over and over again. \u201dMum I have to pay money everytime you want to make a change to your flight details!!\u201d She always replied with \u201dI carried you in my stomach for 9 months\u201d LOL and I replied with \u201dWell I did not ask you to did I?\u201d LOL But now I was sitting there helpless tears streaming down my face and how I wished I had just\u00a0gone with her as planned. When I viewed the map of the areas affected, my mum\u2019s village (MUTIATELE,ALEIPATA) was right in the affected area. I wish I had not viewed the map. Still crying I started dialing my uncles cellphone number in Samoa. The longer it rung the harder I cried. Finaly my uncle answered. I asked (trying my best to be strong and sound not worried) if they were all alright. He paused, then said they all were alright. \u201dIs my mum alright?\u201d I asked this time holding\u00a0my breath in and letting all my tears flow down no matter if all my eyeliner dripped as well. He paused again and I closed my eyes \u201dIOE shes alright she\u2019s on the other side of the hill the village has been demolished but we are all alright\u201d. I kept crying this time tears of joy and relief. All day long I kept thanking GOD, for his protection over my family and for reminding me to appreciate my mum and that there are those out there who are not as lucky as I was.Those who were unable to go pick their mum up from the airport and see them smiling and feeling that warm hug again.