Aunt

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
My aunt was special to me, and when she passed a way I was heartbroken.

Submitted: February 04, 2011

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Taking my life for granted is something I always do. I expect everyone to always be around, so when my life changes because a family member, a friend, or a material item goes missing, I feel completley lost; I do not want to accpet the fact that that my life is changing. When this happened there was always someone right beside me, to push me. Excepy, this time it was different. When I was fourteen-years-old my great aunt Kathy had called from Houston, she asked my mom to go to my grandmother's, my aunts sister, to be there with her because my aunt had bad news. I had to stay home with my little brother because my mom did not want us to be there because she did not know what was going on. Later, after my mom returned, it was apparent she had been crying, for there were tears streaking her face, so I prepared myself for the bad news that I knew I was about to recieve. My aunt Kathy had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and she and my aunt Melissa were coming down to visit us because the doctors were not certain on how much longer my aunt Kathy would survive. I had so many emotions running through me; shock, anger, fear exc. I was scared to see her, would she look different? What do I say? How do I act? I was angry at God, for I felt he was being unrational and not fair, and I was angry at the world for having this cruel system of birth and death. It was just not fair for someone, anyone, to take someone away that you love. I was so shocked, mainly, because I did NOT want to except the truth. My aunt Kathy and aunt Melissa were supposed to arrive the next day from Houston. My mom said I had to see my aunt Kathy, for if I did not I would surely regret it. Looking back now, I know I would have. The day they arrived at my grandmother's house, I was a nervous wreck. When I walked into the house, I was almost in a cold sweat. The first thing I remember was being eneveloped in a tight hug from my aunt Melissa. I looked around at the warm little house and smiled. When I looked in the living room I noticed my aunt Kathy sitting on the couch. She was wearing a red sweater and black jeans, I will never forget those clothes as long as I live. When I was hugged by her she smiled exactly the same, I smell I could never put into words, but the smell I could always pick out immediately. The words she whispered to me in that hug are always with me, \"make something of yourself.\" Then she gave me a brand new laptop, which I use now and everyday of my life. I will always remember her smiling and laughing without a single care in the entire world at my Friday night football game, she watched me march, her eyes shining the whole time. She encouraged me to live my life to the fullest and not let anything get me down. Her optmisicism makes me push for the future. Though mainly, she encouraged me to push and not to give up, but to \"make something of myself!\"

My aunt Kathy is always with me, in spirit and in my heart. I use this laptop for everything and I AM making something of myself, those words she told me are with me 24/7. I live in them!

~Kendrea Jade Angell January 13, 2011


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