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It was late December 1992 and I was an excited 8 year old little boy just two days away from Christmas break I was getting off the bus just like any other day expecting to see my fathers truck but he wasnt there Instead sitting in my driveway was my churchs youth leader he was supposed to take care of my brother sister and myself I still remember that day as if it were yesterday I spent the next few hours writing spelling words while my brother played ball outside and my sister played in the kitchen Nothing about this day seemed right but we didnt question it When my parents arrived to pick us up I knew something was wrong My father and mother stood in the door way with a somber look on their faces We barely spoke a word all the way home When we arrived we were told they needed to tell us something There we sat my brother my sister and me waiting to hear what was sure to be bad news When they told us it took a moment to sink in my grandmother was dead My brother and sister broke down crying I for whatever reason didnt shed a tear I was sad but couldnt show it I later found out it was congestive heart failure at the time I had no idea what it meant other that her heart had stopped working What was I to do 8 years old and for the first time I had lost someone close to me My family in obvious pain going through the stages of death My mother was inconsolable walking around with tears in her eyes All the while everyone looked at me as if there was something wrong with me I was still unable to show my feelings Is there something wrong with me I
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