Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

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It’s funny how we think once a person comes into our life that he or she will always be there no matter what. We never truly know when a person we love so much can leave us forever. It was in March of 2003 that I remember being so nervous when my cousin Jamie introduced me to her fiance, Shibu Sam Mathai. I was only four years old at the time. He was so tall, and I was so little and shy. I did not even know what to say at first. I was very petulant towards him, because I thought he was taking Jamie away from me forever. He won me over soon after though, because I was able to see what an amazing person he truly was. My favorite part about him though was his funny side. Shibu was the biggest prankster I have ever known. Even though we had a lot of fun moments, we also had very serious moments as well. At some point when I was five years old Shibu helped me make the decision to give my life to the Lord. My faith in God was so strong in that moment, but it has not always consistently stayed that strong through everything. It was such a dreary day on August 13, 2005. It had been raining on and off from the night before and continued into that day. We were having our annual church picnic at a different place that year called Lake Arcadia. The picnic was supposed to be canceled because of the weather, but us kids talked the adults into having it anyway. Jamie decided not to come to the picnic, because she had to study for a test the following day. The car ride there was so much fun, because Shibu drove me, my brother, and my mom there. Once we got there I ran to the edge of the shoreline, but stopped there because I did not want to go in at first. The lake had such a melancholy feel, the air had a musty odor, and the far waters had a br... ... middle of paper ... ... realize not only should I not take people for granted, but I should constantly think of how I can help expand God’s plans instead of mine. I should be less selfish for my own interests, and help other people in this world. He was such a blessing in not only my life, but for everyone that came into contact with him. Even in his death he impacted mine and many others’ lives, to not live and die a normal life, but to live a life that brings glory to the most high God. I miss Shibu so much, but I know that his death was not in vain. If I could take back all the mean words I said to him, and all the mean thoughts I had about him, I would do it in a heartbeat. If you asked me who Shibu Mathai was, I would say that he was a giant. A gentle giant. If you ever met Shibu, you would quickly notice that his over six feet tall stature was short compared to the size of his heart.

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