This I Believe

Angela - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Entered on April 13, 2006
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: death, family, love
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About six years ago the most life changing experience happened to me. My father died of cancer. It all stated in a June when he started to have a lot of back problems. Then that September he was diagnosed with cancer. The started him on Chemo Therapy. Everything was happening so fast. I felt lost and scared. Two months after that they put him into hospice. I always asked what hospice was but nobody would tell me. They all said that they had no idea what the word meant.

Then one day my mom brought me to my grandparent house. That is when I found out what it means. It basically means that you do not have long to live. I don’t remember everything that happened after that. The next thing I remember was going to my best friends house two days before Christmas to exchange gifts. I was so excited that my daddy was going to make through one more Christmas. I was at her house for about thirty minutes when I got a phone call. It was my mom telling me that my aunt was going to pick me up in five minutes. I was so mad because I just got there and they were making me leave already.

When my aunt picked me up I asked her why I had to come home so early. She said that she had no idea. The rest of the car ride home was unbelievably quiet. When we pulled into the driveway I saw my dads co-worker driving away. He had my dads personal refrigerator in the back of his truck. That made me angry I can’ t remember why I was mad at that I just was. When I came into the house my mom sat me down and told me that my daddy had died. I was so heart broken. I was the biggest daddies girl in the world. Then just like that he was taken away from me.

People always say that those things can’t happen to me. Or, what are the chances of those things happening to me. This is what I believe. Anything can happen to anybody. I don’t care if you are the nicest person in the world and it could still happen to you. That is what I believe.