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Mommy Where Is Daddy?
By Rasheeda Hampton-Johnson
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2013 Rasheeda Hampton-Johnson
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Chapter OneWhen Mommy came home from the hospital she said there was something she had to tell. I thought that it was about Daddy and him not feeling so well. But this time was different and I couldn't tell why.
She looked at me and my brothers and started to cry. She said that Daddy wouldn't be coming home today.
I looked at her with tears in my eyes when she tried to say. That Daddy passed away and wouldn't ever come home. I closed my eyes and ran to my room so I could be alone.
I realized that Daddy was sick and visited the hospital all the time. But when he left and saw the doctor he always came home sometime. Daddy was always smiling and telling me it would be ok.
But when Mommy told me that Daddy was gone my skies turned from blue to gray. Each visit to the hospital Daddy came back different and the same, he would come through the door with his arms stretched out calling out my name.
I would jump up in his arms and squeeze him so tight. When it was time to go to bed it was him that tucked me in at night. When Mommy was resting and needed a break it was him who took me out. Who will be there to answer my questions, I just want to scream and shout. My Aunties say that Daddy is in Heaven and that he lives with Jesus up in the air. When will I see him and God together?
Can someone take me up there? A bus, a plane, maybe a train someone help me please. I look up at the sky on a pretty day and think of climbing the trees.
This will be my way into heaven holding on to the branches so tight. I'll keep climbing until I get there with all my strength and might. But this is a dream that will never come true.
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