This story reminded me of when my father died. I felt so alone and scared. It was a surprise; everyone thinks they have all the time in the world to accomplish what they want, but we really don't. It's true, five minutes does make a big difference. Before my father died I took my time doing things, but now I know that if you want something, you have to work hard, try your best and don't take time for granted. Thank you, Jill, I loved your story.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.