Why Is Baba Home So A Zodiac Sign?

1005 Words Sep 15th, 2016 5 Pages
I hope to wake up one day to find cancer was only a Zodiac Sign, I prayed every night. We are surrounded with ill people, we come into contact with them almost everyday, and we read stories of sick people all the time. However, there is a huge difference between reading about a celebrity that has been diagnosed with some kind of illness and discovering that my own father has been diagnosed with Stomach Cancer. A wise man once said, “A father is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love.” In that case my father is all of the above. My father hid his cancer well, suffered a lot, and left this world peacefully. Writing was the only escape for me from at that time.

I came home after school to my find my father sleeping in his room. My dad never comes home this early, I wondered. “Momma” I called out loud, “why is Baba home this early?” I asked with one of my eyebrows raised. “Oh, he just got a little tired and decided to take the rest of the day off,” she answered me shaking her head. “I’ll make him soup. He likes soup.” I couldn’t say it without a smile that extended from one ear to the other. I was sort of happy that my father is taking care of himself and he’s not pushing himself too much. Since that day my dad has been coming home early a lot, and skipping work. He comes from work exhausted. I started wondering why is he too tired all the time. I spent my days and nights trying to figure out what was happening, and why is he keeping it from us. My thoughts took me to…

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