My Most Significant Event – The Death of My Grandmother BY whatnot 995 My Most Significant Event I woke up to what seemed to be a normal sunny day. I went outside to play with my younger brother, which was the normal routine for us. On this particular day things lust TLD feel right. My mom came to the door to call us back Into the house. She did this often, when it was time to eat or we had been out too long, etc, this time the look In her eyes said different. The look In her eyes screamed “hopelessness” to me. It gave me a feeling that made me sick to my stomach.
My brother and I usually race to the door but today I Just TLD feel Like running. I finally made It to the door. When I walked In and I could hear soft but deep sobs. They were the sobs of a man’s voice. As I walked through the house they got louder and clearer. Now, I could recognize the voice. It was my dad. I had never seen him cry before. He was usually so playful and happy. I immediately broke down, I didn’t know why I was crying but I knew that I felt heartbroken. I felt like I had lost my favorite toy. My dad picked me up and hugged me.
It was one of the warmest hugs I’d ever had. I asked in a very concerned voice, “What’s wrong daddy? ” He didn’t answer right away. I asked again. He said “Don’t worry, everything is going to be okay. ” I felt a little better as I listened to his sobs become lighter and lighter until I couldn’t hear them anymore. The day quickly became night. A couple days passed and my dad wasn’t at home much. He was back and forth between the funeral home and grandma’s house. The funeral was the hardest part. Seeing her lying there so peacefully was unreal.
I tried to convince yeses that she was Just asleep for awhile, and she would wake up and come get me like she always did. That didn’t work. As I continued to walk up to the casket, I noticed that she didn’t look the same as when I would wake her up in the mornings to cook me breakfast. She was so still. She looked lifeless. I knew that she wasn’t there. I just screamed, and as hardest I tried I could not stop the tears that flooded my eyes. During the service the pastor talked about how good of a woman my grandmother was. He talked about how she raised her 4 boys into respectable men.
My dad being one of those respectable men began to cry. The pastor went on to say don’t cry for her, smile for her. She is in a better place now. She’s looking down on us from heaven. You could barely here the service from my crying. The pastor walked over to me and put his hand on my shoulder, and said these words, “If you keep being a good girl Like I know you are, you’ll see her again soon baby. ” Those words have been my peace every since then. Going back to school was difficult. My mind wasn’t able to focus on my work like I should.
It was difficult to smile and pretend to be happy In front of my friends and family. I was hurt. My grandmother was my best friend, It was hard getting through life without her. I learned to cope throughout the weeks. After about a month and a half, I was able to interact with other people like I did before. I was always an outgoing person and it was hard to be myself again after such a tragic blow. The lost of my grandmother , Annie Vera Nelson, taught me that life is short. You never know when someone is going to take their last breathe. It taught me to be cannot take them back.
She always expressed how much she loved me, and I keep those memories with me. They help me get through life. I always remember that she watches over me, and she sees everything I do. I have become a better person through that tragic situation. Although, that was one of the hardest things Vie ever had to go through, I am thankful because I wouldn’t understand how valuable life is without it. I miss my grandmother but I wouldn’t change my life. I know she loved me and she knew that I loved her; that’s all that matters at the end of the day. I’ll see her again someday.