How old were you when you first experienced the death of a close family member or friend?
My father died when I was 8, and my mom died of cancer when I was 15.
I actually haven't. Everyone in my life who has died has been a distant relative, and I'm 19 years old, so I know that when the first close death of my life happens it'll hit me pretty hard. I worry about it all the time.
My father died on my birthday number six. there has been some bad days since then.
I was 8 when I saw my uncle have a heart attack and die right in front of me and my cousin. I have never forgotten that moment, and the feeling of lost!
My dad died when I was 6 years old and it changed me completely... If you want check out my hub on that... I really needed to write about it, so here is what I wrote: http://algarveview.hubpages.com/hub/Los … as-a-child
I was 5 when I woke up to go to school one day, My mother said that my 5 year old cousin had passed away. We were not close because he was paralysed from birth. Some people say that it was the first of its kind in Sri Lanka (my country) My father tried so much to get the deceased out of the hospital. They wanted to have him for a postmortem.
I remember seeing him lying on the bed. And his mother crying silently in her room.
What i remebr most of him is him seated in his specially made wooden chair in the back yard. He never stopped smiling and you could see his small white teeth.
This is the first I remember but not the most painful.
My grandma died when I was young and I miss her so much but I think the worst of all was last year when my cousin of 26 died. I am very sad for that, not just because he was so young to die, but he committed suicide and we couldn't help him before.
My brother in law died when i was 15 and my grandmother died due to cancer when i was 23. I have never forget that moment. They was very bad days.....
It sounds like your brother in law died unexpectedly, I think that's more shocking to those left behind. I recently lost a friend to cancer, even though we knew it was coming and was an end to her suffering it was very hard. Sorry for your losses.
I was 21 when my grandpa passed away. He and I were so close that it broke my heart when he died. My dad sat down with me and hugged me when he told me because he knew how hard it would be for me. My grandpa loved me so much and he always showed it. I used to love going to spend time with him and my grandma.
They were the best!!
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