“Deeper Meaning” by Sanjiv S.

Posted on November 25, 2013. Filed under: IRLA Class | Tags: |

Deeper Meaning

We were at the Marriott when the news arrived. After talking on the phone for a long time my dad finally hung up. When he turned around I knew something was wrong — he looked like he had seen a ghost.”They said he had a heart attack and fell down the stairs. I don’t get it he was so fit…” My father muttered as he was about to cry. He looked at us and he whispered to us  “Your Godfather is gone!”  I was astonished. I couldn’t believe this, my Godfather was dead!  My father was about to cry! I had never seen my father cry, EVER.

As my sister wept on my mother, who was lying on the bed I lay down next to them, still shell shocked by the news. This was a lot to take in for an eight year old. I felt like never before, because I had never experienced death before and I didn’t know what to think of it. I guess I hadn’t known that I would never see my Godfather again. Then it hit me. It hit me like an a bus — a bus that I just caught in the corner of my eye before it hit me head on. I felt so terrible and I wished this could not happen but it is a part of life which we all must go through.

I learned that life may knock you down but it’s your choice to get back up. I chose to get back up. Although I miss my Godfather, I’ll always have him in a special place in my heart.


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