She's Gone.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Taylor was my sister. Cancer was the monster that took her away from me and my family.

Submitted: May 29, 2011

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Submitted: May 29, 2011



I couldn't believe it.  I just couldn't believe.  Taylor, my older sister and lifelong companion, was gone.  Just like that.  It had been 18 months before that she had been diagnosed with cancer, something that I hadn't been able to comprehend because I was so young.  I truely thought that maybe she would beat it.  She'd been doing so well for a little while but I still couldn't help but hope.  After she died, I was afraid.  I was scared of going back to school because I thought people would treat me differently.  Well, I knew they would because I was only a 4th grader at the time, so I knew they thought they had to be nice to the little girl who was going through rough times.  Part of me didn't want that but I knew Taylor would want me to suck it up and go back.  The whole school I went to knew about Taylor, considering she went to the same school as me.  When I came back, people stared at me for sure.  After all, I had been gone for some while because my family and I had moved to Crystel Beach for reasons I can't really remember.  Some of my close friends hugged me and told me how happy they were to see me back, even if it was under bad circumstances.  I smiled and pretended that I didn't want to cry all over their shoulder.  About a week later, we had Taylor's funeral.  It was so sad and it tore me up inside to see my only sister dead at such a young age.  The one thing that really disturbed me,though, was that some of our older teacher's asked me how Science camp went.  I had gone to a Science camp the same day Taylor died and she died as I was on the trip, something that to this day makes me feel terrible inside.  It seemed to weird to me, so out of place.  This was Taylor's funeral and your asking me how some dumb Science camp went? I did tell them all that I got to do and they smiled and nodded their heads, something else I thought very out of place.  A lot of people did a lot of nice things for me and my family after my sister died but I'll never forget one girl.  You see, I was a part of this kid's group in my church when I was younger and in doing that I made good friends but this one girl did something I'll never forget.  Her name was Chloe. Chole was a very good friend to me and I liked being around her.  The same week I came back to school, I also came back to Sunday school and this group of children.  Of course, they knew all about what had happend with Taylor and all, so I got the usual round of hugs and sympathy.  Later on, as we were milling about waiting for our Sunday school leader to start things up, Chloe entered the room.  We saw each other and I smiled, as was normal routine.  Chloe smiled too but then it quickly vanished.  She walked over to me and said, in a voice so sincere that I knew it was coming from the bottom of her heart, "I'm so sorry about your sister" and she enveloped me in a hug.  At that point, I wanted to cry. That wasn't just another somewhat empty sympathy; She meant it.  I now wonder, looking back on it, if something happend to Chloe were she also lost her sister but those odds are a bit slim.  I just think Chloe was great like that; Whatever she said, she meant it. That I know for a fact.


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