I Was Only Three

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But I Was Only Three Mommy and daddy, two people who you think would be in life forever. Well, not in my case. When i was just three years old my dad passed away in a tragic car accident. My “so-called” forever turned into a never in a matter of seconds. Did you know that losing one’s father during childhood was linked to a 50% greater risk of premature death? Its true, but does that mean in going to death early because of the experience of my father? I was left with so many question my mother wouldn't talk about. Where was he originally from? Did he attend college? What were his goals in life? What was he doing at ten o’ clock at night when he got into that terrible car accident? Why wasn't he coming home from church with us? As the years go by, i realize that a life without a father has created an empty hole in my heart. The only memories that remain of my father are the ones from the night he died and his funeral. The night my father passed away was a big blur, but I have gathered up the main events. I clearly remember the ride home from church and how my mother and I were able to see the car accident that occurred at the corner of where I lived in Miami. We both wondered what had happened and were puzzled as we pulled in our driveway as our neighbors were going insane. My short memories allows me to confirm the fact that I was stuck in the car with my neighbors’ daughter as I was screaming and yelling at her to let me go see want happened. My memory of that night ends there. The day of the funeral I remember innocently asking my mother why my daddy was wearing red lipstick. I failed to ask her if he was coming back, why he was sleeping in a box, and if he would ever wake up. She quietly whispered to me that he was wearing red lipstick because he had to look pretty as he presented himself to God. I slowly started to understand that my father had died.…...

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