Losing a Friend Essay

931 Words Dec 28th, 2010 4 Pages
My memory can only place certain moments of that day into a sequence that makes any sort of sense in my head. I recollect the fluttering, fluorescent light bulbs that seem to put me into some sort of morbid spotlight for all to see, and the smell, the sterile smell of a life ended. Much like that of a movie, I saw everything in that hopeless sort of slow motion as if to somehow slow down the reality of what I was to become of me and my family. The early morning of March 24, 2006 was nothing if not the one-day that will forever be seared into my brain. Much like the ritual of an owner branding its animal, I will forever be marked with the horror of that morning.

I was always a very happy child with a great family and the privilege
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Eventually I hit my preteen years as well and as tradition has it, I left my pack of little children and joined a new pack, middle school.

While both my cousin and I matured, the six year age difference became nothing if not a means to strengthen our relationship, she was my teacher and I her student, she had a lot to teach me. I can quite clearly recall my first love interest and me going to Kerra for advise on how to hold hands and where to take her on our first date. Thank god that I had my cousin with me every step of the way because first relationships are incredibly hard and luckily for me I had an excellent model to copy. My cousin and her boyfriend where everything that I wanted my girlfriend and I to be, happy and in love, but the adult kind of course. She took me under her wing and made all of these awkward learning experiences much easier for me. Kerra and her boyfriend took my girlfriend and I on our first date and by the grace of god it went incredibly well, I even got a kiss at the end of the date!

To this day I feel so incredibly lucky to have had such an amazing influence on my life, especially in my most awkward years of growth. Unfortunately, I lost my cousin in the spring of my 8th grade year and with her left a piece of my heart. I cannot describe to you feeling of losing somebody that you admire to that degree, I don’t

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