I Had Been Extremely Ungrateful

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Looking back on that time, I realize that I had been extremely ungrateful. Once my parents told me that they were ending me on a train to London, I was horrified. Any ten year old would be if they were being sent away from their parents in the middle of a war. “Why can’t I stay with you?” I asked desperately. My mother had looked at me sadly and shook her head. “It’s not safe here, Katherina,” she replied firmly. Although her voice never wavered, I could tell that she was holding back tears. My parents were as unhappy about the situation as I was. “We’ll see you again,” my father said, attempting to smile, “When the war is over.” I believed him when he said that. He seemed so sure of himself, so how could I not believe him. Unfortunately, at the time, I hadn’t known all the risks and dangers that came with war, and I hadn’t realized that the war was getting worse. I never saw them again When we were at the train station, I was mesmerized. I had never seen a train before, so, despite the fact that I was frightened, this was all very exciting for me. My parents were trying to be cheerful, but I knew that this was hard for them. I watched as the doors on the sides of the train opened, and a man walked out. The conductor. “All aboard!” he yelled. I looked up at my parents, and they smiled again, still trying to appear cheerful. I was tall for my age and didn’t have to looked too far up. “I’ll see you soon, okay?” My father said, ruffling my long brown hair. I nodded and
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