The Absence Of A Parent

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There is nothing that can replace the absence of a parent and one should not attempt to. You must simply hold on and endure it. At first it sounds harsh, but it 's actually comforting, like somehow that absence connects you with that person, that parent. Its wrong to say that God fulfills that emptiness. God more precisely leaves it unfilled to help you remember the authentic relationship, because even though it 's painful, you still have a part of them. Although they aren’t with you now, the gratitude of those memories transform the torment into silent joy, because at least you have some memories. However, there are also many bad memories. My mother leaving was one of them. My mother left when I was seven. I don’t remember everything, but …show more content…
My world had just exploded. Right then, I realize my mom and dad wouldn’t be getting back together, no more soft hugs, no more late night stories. I was going to have to say goodbye to my world. All my hope and all my dreams were shattered all in that moment. I couldn’t handle it. I had to leave. That night is when I decided to leave, so I packed my bags and was ready to go. After dinner, I crawled out of my window and started down the road. Four miles later, I was nearing the highway when an old man and his wife stopped and asked me where I was going. I told him I was going to find my mom. He share a look with his wife, then promised me that he would help me find her as long as I went to church with them the next morning. I agreed and got in.
Once we got to their house, they showed me to my room, letting me settle in by myself. Settling in my most comfortable pajamas, I fell asleep instantaneously, knowing I had a long day ahead of me. The next morning, I woke up bright and early, took a shower, and dressed in the best clothes I brought with me; a pink and black dress I got from my mom on my ninth birthday. The old man’s wife came to wake me up a little while later. Seeing that I was already dressed and ready to go, she offered me breakfast and subsequently, we were
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When they were done praying, four men came around holding golden trays, asking for a donation. The old man’s wife gave me a dollar to put in the tray and I obliged, placing the dollar gently in the center of the tray. After all the men were seated again, the pastor asked everyone to stand to sing. Grabbing a song book, I began to sing. We sang for what seemed like hours, singing songs about God loving us and about be faithful. The old man nudged me and smiling up to him, I began swaying in time of the music. It was one of the best times in my life, but not as powerful or life changing as when the pastor started his

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