Only Then I Realized

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“Only then I realized how much I loved her”
The death of a family member will always be a considerable trauma for the rest of the family members and other relatives. Any life can be taken away in a blink of an eye. I don’t think anyone really thinks about tragedy until they are actually faced with the shocking news. I never thought much about it myself, until I was faced with the devastating news of my life. My cousin’s death was unexpected. I didn’t realized how much I loved her until I seen her in the casket.

It was December 15, 2009 my first semester of high school was almost over. I just had four days left of school I was so anxious to leave to Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico; I was counting the days to see my cousin at the hospital. That Tuesday afternoon I was on my lunch break with my friends were inside the cafeteria sitting down at the round gray lunch table. Yvette was eating a disgusting chicken sandwich which; the chicken was still red and juicy. Zaida was eating her green salad; Blanca was eating pizza that was really hard and crusty because it had been heated up the day before and I wasn’t eating I wasn’t hungry. I was in sitting down at the table when at exactly at 12:15 p.m I just got a deep sadness I closed my eyes and my cousin kenia came to my mind her smile but I didn’t know why? I had that feeling until I got home.

I remember that day was really cold and windy; the sky was very cloudy and dark it was a depressing day I got home at 3:15 p.m I opened my black Guess bag to get my house keys out as I inserted the key in the door I heard someone crying inside the house. I opened the big wooden door and I seen my mom with a red face and really red swollen teary eyes I knew she had cried even after she had denied it. She had the deepest pain in her eyes but she wouldn’t tell me a word. The first thing that came to my head was my cousin kenia. I asked my mom “have you called to Mexico?” she didn’t answer my question. Then I asked “what happened to...
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