I was going to do one of those year in review things where I wrote about all the good things of And then I remembered:
Our essay contest winners wrote about not spending more time with a sister, a dad in prison and an online relationship. My biggest regret Our essay contest winners wrote about not spending more time with a sister, a dad in prison and an online relationship. Why regret something if there is nothing you can do to change the past?
On January 14, I realized that I did have one regret—not spending more time with Quira, my sister. Quira was a loving and caring person, someone who could make you smile. She had cerebral palsy and on January 14, she passed away. I remember the day as if it were yesterday.
The day before, my mom, Quira and I went to a birthday party. We got home late and woke up late the next morning. I had to run an errand and my mom went to the kitchen to make breakfast.
He told me to run to his car. I was scared not knowing what was going on.
It felt like the longest car ride of my life. When we were about five minutes away from my house he told me that maybe my sister had passed away. I could not move. I could not cry. My body went cold.
When I got home I saw the ambulance and my family around my house. I ran and saw my mom and Elsy crying and I knew it was true, Quira was dead. I have never felt so much pain in my life. I started to cry and hugged Elsy. For the next few days my life was a blur.
I would go to school and forget Quira was dead and feel that she was still alive, but when I would get home, the day of her death replayed. It was a recurring nightmare. As time went by I started to think of all the things Quira and I had not done together, all the things she missed in life.
I regret not doing more for her. I regret not telling her thank you for all the things she did for me. I regret not saying sorry for making her feel bad or for upsetting her. I regret not making an effort to help her when she needed my help. I regret not being there to defend her when people made fun of her.
I regret not accompanying her when she had doctor appointments. If I could go back in time and be a better sister I would do it without thinking. I would change my attitude and help much more.
I would stop being so selfish. It has been almost three years since Quira passed away and I still feel terrible. When I heard about this contest I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to let go of all the pain I feel.
I want people to learn from my mistake and appreciate their loved ones. Now that I have written this I feel a lot better and hopefully I will no longer hold on to all these regrets.
My sister passed away and holding on to regrets will not bring her back to life.To make the move I needed the support of my wife and my mom, who can be very tough.
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