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She Passed Away: A Fictional Narrative

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“Jacob, she passed away. I’m so sorry.”
I remember hearing that and just standing there in silence. When I finally had the breath to say something, I whispered, “You’re messing with me, I know that it is not true.”
“Jacob, I would never joke about something like that,” my aunt told me.
Finally sitting on the couch with tears streaming down my face, in a quiet voice between sniffling I said, “That is impossible she was feeling fine this morning, when we went for a walk she said that she was not feeling much pain and she felt great.”
“It was her time to go Jacob, you have to be grateful about all the time you spent with her, the time that we both spent with her. We made her last moments on this planet the best we possibly could for her and I
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Pretty soon my mom was in tears just staring at me, she finally said, “Jacob, I am so proud of the man you have become! When you were born I was not sure how I was going to raise you and give you a good childhood, especially being a single mom.”
“Mom never think that you did not give me a good childhood. You gave me a better childhood that I could ever imagine. I hope that when I have kids of my own, I can give them as great of a childhood as you gave me.”
After I told my mom that I could not have asked for a better childhood she just looked at me and broke out in tears. She said, “Jacob, you have no idea how much that means to me. I love you so much and you are the best child I could have ever asked for. You were a perfect baby, you did not cry a whole lot and you were hardly ever in trouble growing up.”
I was choked up and in tears after she said that to me, but I finally was able to reply, “Thank you mom. I could not have asked for a better mother in the whole entire world. I am going to miss you so much when you are gone. I do not want to have that thought in my mind, but I know it is going to happen. I just do not want it to, and it is hard because I know it is coming because you only have a month left and just tears me apart that I know I am about to lose you and I can not do a thing about
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