My Dad Died Suddenly When I...

My dad died suddenly when I was 16, the night before an exam. His wife called our house and told us that he had had a heart attack and that the ambulance just took him to the hospital. She didn't tell us which hospital. My mum frantically started phoning all the local hospitals until one told her "He's passed away". I went to the bathroom, lay on the floor and cried for about 1 minute, then got myself together.

When we got to the hospital, I saw my dad lying on a metal table. All I could see of him was his hand limply sticking out of the side and the soles of his feet. I didn't go into the room, but my sister went and sat beside him and held his hand for a while.

I went into one of the side rooms and phoned up one of my friends and cried over the phone. We went home and because I couldn't handle being around my grieving family I went to school to do my exam. I ended up crying so hard during my exam that I had to leave.

It was one of the worst experiences of my life, but it led me to God.

LostTraveller LostTraveller
26-30, F
1 Response May 24, 2007

I am so sorry for your loss of your father! You were so young to have to go through something like that! It is nice though that it brought you closer to God.