My Family: The Myth Of The Family

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My family and I had this bond that is almost too difficult to explain. The love that we had and shared for each other is truly one of the greatest blessings. My uncle being the oldest of the family, it was his job to hold us together. We were held by faith, love and strength. It is absurd to know how quickly everything can change in a matter of seconds. I always thought for some bizarre reason that my family would remain as one that was, until my uncle was called home. Before my uncle passed away, everything felt perfect and complete. I looked forward to the afternoon every day because I was able to spend time with my grandparents, uncle, and aunt. Having their presence around felt comforting. Being surrounded by smiling faces and warm hearts was a feeling you could receive by my family. I thought that because we were all so attached, we would stay together for eternity. I felt like nothing or no one could tear us apart. After a few weeks I noticed a change in my uncle’s actions and features. He would not stop by my grandparents as much when his daily routine was to pay us a visit every day. From what used to be a strong healthy looking man, my uncle had this delicate look painted on his face. His weight changed tremendously. He went from being healthy, to looking so thin that I could almost see the bones in his body. I then realized that my uncle was sick. The day my uncle took his last breath perpetually left a scar in my heart. Before my uncle passed away, it took my

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