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The sparkling light of Christmas shone through the window. I hummed an old tune as my father lay in bed. His face was silent, his eyes distant. I watched and waited for some movement, but he gave no sign. Releasing his tenuous grip, my best friend and guiding light had departed. I had always thought of myself as strong and independent: Kimberly, A-student, Taekwondo champion, steadfast friend. But earlier that year, the doctor's news of my father's fatal illness brought home a new and unyielding pain. My entire family was devastated and suddenly all eyes turned to me. That's when I became head of my family. I had to take care of my disabled mother who is legally blind and partially deaf, along with my younger sister who was only ten years old at the time. During my dad's chemotherapy treatment, I spent seven hours a day in the hospital. There was no more time for friends, movies, or Taekwondo. I missed my father terribly; in the beginning I even fantasized that he would return. But all my desire couldn't flout the laws of life and death. I could only call out to my dad and hope that he'd message me back. I might smile at passing strangers or help an old lady with her groceries; maybe he'd see. I might spend an hour with my sister correcting her homework or showing her my favorite Taekwondo move; maybe he'd be glad. Making myself and others happy, I kept my father with me. The loss of my father brought me closer to my world. It also gave me a compelling outward vision. By connecting with others, by reaching them and letting them reach me, I felt my dad somehow become less absent. Being strong and independent meant more than knowing all the clever, winning moves. It meant seeing victory even in defeat, letting go of loss by fastening onto what remained. If I let in the light people sent my way, I knew I'd never lose his light, my father's light.
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Essay On My Fathers Death

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              The sparkling light of Christmas shone through the window. I hummed an old tune as my father lay in bed. His face was silent, his eyes distant. I watched and waited for some movement, but he gave no sign. Releasing his tenuous grip, my best friend and guiding light had departed.
             
             
              I had always thought of myself as strong and independent: Kimberly, A-student, Taekwondo champion, steadfast friend. But earlier that year, the doctor's news of my father's fatal illness brought home a new and unyielding pain. My entire family was devastated and suddenly all eyes turned to me.
             
              That's when I became head of my family. I had to take care of my disabled mother who is legally blind and partially deaf, along with my younger sister who was only ten years old at the time. During my dad's chemotherapy treatment, I spent seven hours a day in the hospital. There was no more time for friends, movies, or Taekwondo.
             
              I missed my father terribly; in the beginning I even fantasized that he would return. But all my desire couldn't flout the laws of life and death. I could only call out to my dad and hope that he'd message me back. I might smile at passing strangers or help an old lady with her groceries; maybe he'd see. I might spend an hour with my sister correcting her homework or showing her my favorite Taekwondo move; maybe he'd be glad. Making myself and others happy, I kept my father with me.
             
              The loss of my father brought me closer to my world. It also gave me a compelling outward vision. By connecting with others, by reaching them and letting them reach me, I felt my dad somehow become less absent. Being strong and independent meant more than knowing all the clever, winning moves. It meant seeing victory even in defeat, letting go of loss by fastening onto what remained. If I let in the light people sent my way, I knew I'd never lose his light, my father's light.
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