When I was young man, my father was in the United States Air Force. It was a great experience being a child in the Air Force because I was able to see the world and have experiences that other children would probably dream of having. But since he was in the Armed Services our family tended to move on average about every three years. This made it hard on us to have good solid relationships with friends. This was because me and my sisters didn’t want to get too close to friends because we would have to leave them in the future at some point. It felt like we had people that we associated with rather than friends.
In high school there was an individual who died on graduation day from a car accident that instantly killed the young man. It was hard to understand why so many people were crying at the announcement of his death at graduation, because most of the people crying didn’t even know the departed in any way. They may have heard about him because he was great in football and in baseball but had no real attachment. I understand having sorrow for someone and thinking about how it must be hard on the family.
This is first time that really I have thought about death and how it impacts people. Although this incident didn’t seem to have an effect on me, I didn’t have a personal connection to it. I knew that at some point someone close to me that I cherished a lot was going to die. I really hadn’t thought about what I would do or how I would feel about it. Death at that time really hadn’t even come in to my mind. I had seen death on films and television, especially war movies. Though it was either shocking or sad I didn’t put it to the perspective of real life.
Then one Monday night when I was with my family participati...
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...was still scared of the process. Still to this day I get that eerie feeling that scares me to think about, so I tend to not think about it very much. I live my life in a way so that just like the teen in high school that I will be remembered and loved as much as he was.
I believe that my fear that I received when my grandmothers died came at a time when I needed that shock the most. I wasn’t the best husband at the time and it gave me the wakeup call that I needed in order to change my life for the better. I know that death is a part of life and that it will one day occur take hold and I will experience it. I just hope that when that day comes that I have prepared myself for that experience. I know that I will crossover and meet my grandmothers who I love dearly and also feel at peace. Although death is a scary process to think about I know it’s not the end.
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