A One of a Kind Birthday
It was a dark Halloween night. It was me, my sisters, their friends and my dad. My dad said, “Come on, I’m not going to wait for you. So we went trick or treating, and my dad starts to cough. Then I said “Are you okay, because we can go back home”. Then he says “I’m fine”. So he puts his jacket on and he still coughs. Then I start to get really worried because it is harder for adults to fight off any kind of sickness than it is for kids.
For the next few days he went having trouble breathing, so my mom says that he has to go to the hospital. Then I turn sad because my dad has never been in a hospital and plus, this is a serious condition. When I have to say good-bye to my dad I wonder why he isn’t talking. Then I thought in my mind “What if he dies”. My dad left and my sister Eva were still in the bathroom, and she cried because she didn’t get to say good-bye.
I asked myself “I wonder, if daddy will miss his birthday?” So I just changed the subject because it made me sad so I just watched TV. My mom randomly cry, and then everyone would cry even me and that is because our family had never been in such as bad situation as this.
Now here comes school. I was having trouble with school because I had a report for social studies at the same time that I had to visit my dad. Sometimes it would be fun in the hospital because I get to drink hot chocolate, eat chicken potato soup, and play with my brother’s laptop.
When all of my relatives came I felt a lot of love because of how many people cared for him. Also at school all of grade 4 cared for him. They even wrote cards for my dad. So I was happy with that.
While they were making cards I looked at the calendar and it was my Dad’s birthday. I got sad because I mean who stays in the hospital not celebrating their own birthday?
Since his birthday was near Thanksgiving, he also missed that holiday too! What a life. Now everyone was thinking of all the good holidays my dad was going to miss like Christmas, New Years, our birthdays, and his anniversary.
So I thought what it would be like if my dad died. Then I so knew that it would be just horrible. Why does my dad have to die? When I decided that my birthday wish I was going to wish for my dad to get out of the hospital.
The day before my birthday I was in my room writing my dad a note that said “Dear D ad, I hope you get well on my birthday because that would be the greatest birthday gift of all, your son Jeremy”.
When it was birthday and I was so excited because I wondered if my dad would heal that day. After school, my friend’s mom picked me up, I stayed at their house for a couple of hours, then my mom picked me up and it looked like we are heading for the hospital. We passed through the security guards and my mom walked really fast. I saw my aunt and she was crying I knew this couldn’t be good. So I ran into the room, and I saw 3 red Xs on the machine and there laid my dad, dead at 6:43 P.M. on my birthday. Then I cried and I cried like hell. Then I knew that definitely was not the birthday I had hoped for.