BY: Sarah


It was February 6th. My mother went to work and took my baby sister to my grandmother's apartment while she went to work in her cold, dirty dialysis department with sick patients. My mom walked in put Rachel back in bed since it was still 4:00 AM. My mom walked back out the door and thought to herself that she needs to go in to check that her mother (my grandma) knew Rachel was there. BEEP BEEP BEEP! My alarm was going off, it was 5:30 AM. I got up that morning and walked into the living room hoping to watch a show before i went to school. i turned off my alarm and wrapped up in a blanket, it was February so it was cold. I saw my dad standing facing the door, with his coat on. Also I swear i heard someone else with him like one of my uncles. He said,”Go back to bed.” Sadly i couldn’t watch a show but i was still wondering why my dad was standing there at 5:30 AM. I slowly walked back to my room and fell back asleep. BEEP BEEP BEEP! My alarm went off again. Except this time i started getting scared because i thought i would be on trouble. It was 8:43 Am the bus picked me up at 8:20 AM. I was so scared until my mom walked in with her face blood red and what looked like little river flowing down her face, my dad slowly behind her. They said,” Sarah, do you really want to know what i’m about to tell you.” When she said that i thought maybe a dog or something died but sadly, It wasn’t. I said,”yes,” as quietly as i could When they answer i was stunned with shock and i didn't know what to do.


Then i said,“It’s grandma, She passed away last night,” my mother said historically. I started to ball. My dad went out of the room and got my brother. Luke asked” whats wrong?” i think my mom wanted me to tell him so i went along and said,” grandma Tammy passed away.” All of a sudden Luke's eyes started to water as he called it but, he was crying. It was the worst day of our lives.

Finally when i calmed down instead of me crying all day i just I didn’t sleep for days, i couldn't. I love all my grandmothers but she was that one who didn’t just go out of her way to make me happy. Oddly enough that was the best thing about her, she didn’t have to. Even her anger made me happy. When she was mad she wouldn’t show it she would just lay down for a while away from everyone else.

No one realized that but me. She didn’t try to make me happy with money. Sometimes the complete opposite. She treated me like an adult, like i wasn’t a waste of time.

She had blonde hair and brown, hazel looking eyes and was so beautiful. She was the most wonderful, beautiful, and kind person in the world. Well everyone says that about someone they love but i really mean it. She was wonderful.