The Importance Of Composure

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Composure is my greatest strength. I never thought it could ever be because of my crazy life, family, and friends, but it was. I was known as the “mom” of my friend group and I always felt like I needed to take care of people. I learned this characteristic the hard way. It was the worst possible way, but I felt as if, it needed to happen. It happened on the average school day. I have always been quiet, but I had never been this struck by a school day, in my entire life. May 5, 2015, was a day I would never forget. It’s the day the world lost an inspiration, and for me, a best friend. I will never forget the class I was in. Social Studies was the class that bored everyone, but at the same time, it was the best. A call from the office sent …show more content…
I went because I wanted to hear the gossip. I wanted to defend her. I wanted to be the one to protect her. Rumors flooded as soon as I walked through those middle school doors. Her dad was bipolar, which no one knew of because his character was so joyful. He was my dad when my dad was not and he cared about what I had to say, which was something others never did. There were a lot of rumors about how it happened and why. I did not want to hear any of them. That day I got a text from her, asking to meet at her grandma’s house, where they were staying for the time being. I went that day, as soon as I left …show more content…
From what was previously a gloomy day, the sun came out and it was warm and beautiful. We talked and things were going well, but then it happened. The thing that I did not want to see happen, happened. She started to cry. Holding back my tears and almost choking, from holding my breath, I listened. I listened to her tell me how it did not seem real and how she thought this only happened to other people and in movies. What really hit me was what she said next. She said that she was happy. It caught me by surprise, but I continued to listen. She told me that she was happy that he was okay now. She said she was happy that is was not her mom, because her he would not be able to handle it. My best friend could still be happy. That gave me closure and even more strength for

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