Personal Narrative Essay: Memories Of A Lifetime

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Memories of a Lifetime
All it took was five seconds. Five short seconds to watch my life flash before my eyes. As I saw that teen lying on that stretcher, that eventually turned into her deathbed, my own life flashed before my eyes. As the nurse opened the door to take the medications needed I saw one of the most gruesome scenes in my entire life. A teen laying on a stretcher hanging on to her life with all the strength she had. She had just been in a head on collision while she was driving to school. Everyone says your life flashes before your eyes when you have a near death experience. I don’t believe that. In five short seconds, from the time the door opened until it closed in my face, I must’ve remembered hundreds of things that I had experienced
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I remembered how she always wanted us to do things right and to never get into trouble. I remember how she would always ask me “don’t you care what people say about you?” I would always back fire with something like “their mouths don’t feed me or pay my bills so I’m not worried about it”. She would just cringe every time I had something smart to say. She taught us to always be fair, no matter what the situation was. I learned more about what the real world was about with my mom. I can’t give her all the credit. Both of my parents have always, well as much as I can remember, taught us to be responsible and independent. At a young age they taught me what I needed to know to be able to make it out in the real world. In those five seconds I learned to appreciate so much more everything my parents did for my sisters and I. All the care and attention they gave me just meant so much more. Their patients and advice just made so much more sense to …show more content…
Then remembering the first time I felt her kick, my first sleepless night, becoming a chew toy when her first tooth came in, her first steps, word, facial expression and all the other beautiful moments we had together. These just seemed to matter more to me at the moment. Along with everything she has taught me and continues to teach me. I never thought I could love the way I love her. She taught me how to care for a whole other human being. I appreciate the little things in life so much more. I just love her so much, she is my entire world. My life revolves around her and without her I’m sure it would fall apart. She keeps me together without even knowing it. All it took was five seconds to realize

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