Persuasive Essay - Loving An Addicted

1077 Words Feb 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Loving an Addicted
“My papa will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. Grief doesn 't go away; grief becomes a part of you; step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving my papa because I will never stop loving him. That 's just how grief works. Grief and love are conjoined; you don 't get one without the other. All I can do is love him, and love the world. I have to counting living by the joy and encouragement he came me while he was alive.” (Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere). As I write my stories or assignments I tend to call my father papa within them. How he died will help me figure out who I want in my future. I will be forever impacted by the grief of my papa; yet, how I react to the loss will be the most important lesson I will learn.
This tale began seven years ago: when my grandpa passed away and was buried six feet under a week later, my papa had died with him. My papa, who was already an alcoholic never recovered from this loss. He became a different man – a very lost and angry man. When someone chooses the life style of an alcoholic many illness can affect the body; however, the strangest one took my papa last year. Whenever he choose to constantly drink whiskey his potassium was slowly drained from his body. For three months, he fought against his faith for the longest time somehow managing to live without eating. Papa was still even making plans a week before he passed; still, my mom and I lost papa on November…

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