Death and Strengh

October 31, 2010
By Allie12 BRONZE, North Tonawanda, New York
Allie12 BRONZE, North Tonawanda, New York
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Death is unforgiving, it’s cruel and unkind. For those who have lost someone, you know it takes a lot of will power to overcome it. On the plus side, you benefit by developing strength. This is a real life situation. For me, watching my father die was both devastating and heartbreaking. The hardest part was saying goodbye. While I was at his bedside holding his cold hand, I thought to myself ‘I never want to let go’. His last hours were the hardest to bear. It took a lot of strength, that I didn’t know I had to survive the emotional experience. As hard as it was though, I have grown as a person as a result. I miss my dad and everyday I think about him. But that’s a real life problem. I think I’m supposed to feel sad, confused and angry, which I do. Unfortunately, I’m not living in a world where tragedy ceases to exist. None of us are. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, however, it’s that life goes on. Although I have a reason to be bitter, I try not to be. Life is too short. So follow my lead, and think about the advantages of gaining inner strength next time you encounter death.


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on Nov. 6 2010 at 6:55 pm
t.i.m.n_w PLATINUM, Iqaluit, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When oppertunites come, don't be afraid to try for them, they might open doors to bigger and better things.

sometimes that strength is hard to find, but it is easy to keep going if you remind yourself. i've lost my grandfather and john.....but i know i'm not alone. :)

on Nov. 5 2010 at 7:05 pm
RachelAndersen96 SILVER, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful... I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost. Mary Lou Retton.

Another quote by her: Each one of us ha"Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit."

This story is really inspiring!! I almost cried when I read it. This story has made me think about how good I have it. I'm glad that you have allowed yourself to move on.

kevinkyle said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 9:35 am
This story inspires me too. 1) i had to  do this with my uncle. I miss him soo much and i love him. 2) there has been lots of deaths in my family in the last 5 years. 3) also my grandma who i basically love more then anything in the world has lots of heart surgeries. I'm afraid one of these times she is going to die and i'm going to lose it.


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