Don’t Hold Back

Brittney - hebron, Ohio
Entered on January 9, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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Don’t hold back.

Never hold back on something you want to tell someone or even say to someone, you may not have the chance to talk to them ever again.

I learned at a lot when my uncle died, I never got the chance to tell him how I felt. My uncle and I were so close and everything was lost in one night. It was trick or treat night and I had a very bad feeling in my stomach. I walked over to my uncle’s house to tell him happy Halloween. But when he didn’t answer the door I knew something was wrong. I was feeling very alone and scared; I knew something big was going to happen. I was trying not to think about it at all, I ran to my grandma’s house and told her that he was not there. My cousins came to pick me up and I really just tried to forget about the feeling I had. About an hour later when my cousin’s cell phone rang I dropped everything and knew something had happened. The look on my cousin’s face was a look that I had never seen before. All she said was “Bj is dead”. I could not believe it; I would never be able to talk to him ever again. He would never be at any of my birthdays, and he will never be at my wedding. I learned many things from my uncle and I will always remember everything. He was the one who taught me how to ride a bike and many things that I might not have learned if he was not there.

You really should never hold back on what you want to say to people I never really told my uncle that I loved him just because we were more friends. He was kind of like a father figure to me, and now that he is gone it’s not the same. If I had the chance to go back and tell him one thing it would be that I loved him and I would make sure he knew how much he meant to me.