Death: Life Expectancy and Descriptive Essay Unforgettable

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Christian Brooks
English 011
Descriptive Essay

Unforgettable

Death is a way of life, everyday about 250,000-300,000 people die each day. The average life expectancy of a person is 66.12 years of age, however the life expectancy is increasing and so is the population. On May 14, 2004 I experienced a death in my family which is something I will never forget. It was the day my grandma died unexpectedly; it was the hardest thing I have gone through. The feeling in the hospital room was morbid and sad.

The look my grandpa had was terrifying but he didn’t cry, he gave my grandma a kiss and told her that he loved her and she would be ok. I felt mad at the world of all the people you could take why was it my grandma. But I held it together I needed to be strong for my dad and grandpa. Even though on the inside it was tearing me apart, she was like a mom to me and I loved her. When I gave her a hug and a kiss on the forehead to say goodbye, her body was cold. The time that it really sets in and she is gone is when you are sitting grave side and they are doing their burial speech before they lower her down to her grave and its terrifying to have to be there for someone that you loved being gone. Then to see people you would have never thought would breakdown just lose it hurts.

The day we buried her was the day my grandpa broke down and cried, as he started crying I couldn’t hold it together I had never seen my dad or grandpa cry like that and I couldn’t hold it together any more. When she died that was it the only place you could go see her was in your heart and mind with your memories. It’s not the same as going to bake cookies just visiting a memory but she will live on forever in my heart.

This is the scene that I will never forget to the day I die. I miss my grandma dearly, but I know she is in a better place. One day I will see her but for now I am very happy with where I am and I think she would be very proud of me for everything I have...
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