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Losing A Loved One

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Do you ever wish that you could remember everything about a certain person in your childhood? Losing someone you love is probably one of the worst feelings in the world.

On Saturday February 9th, 2008 was probably one of the worst days of my life. I was a 10 year old having a good time at the zoo with a friend when the call came in. This call would change my life forever. I did not know why my friend’s mom was rushing us through the zoo.

On the way back home, we did not stop at my house; we went straight to the hospital. When we got there I saw my dad, Grand paw, Aunt Ray and the other family members standing outside of the emergency entrance. I seen that my dad was walking towards the car and I ran up to him.

When I got to him, I noticed that he had been crying. I asked him, “daddy what’s wrong? Why are you crying?” He got down on one knee and sat me on his leg and he told me, “My baby, I got something I need to tell you.” I said “what is it daddy?” He told me “your mom just died.” When I heard those words my heart dropped and my whole world came crashing down… I started crying and I couldn’t stop.

The funeral came around and the hardest thing that I ever had to do was say goodbye to my mom. I was so scared to walk up to the casket and seeing her lie there motionless, and breathless… Knowing that I would never see her or hear her voice again killed me inside. Time does not erase the pain, you only learn to continue living a different an adjusted life. Everyday there’s a song, a TV show, or even just a thought that brings all the memories rushing back. You never forget about a loved one, you just learn to live without them.