We need to visit your dad at the hospital to say goodbye.
I really don't want to go mom.
Do you want to say something?
My mom offered me the choice to go to the hospital, and even though I said no she made me go.
Is she okay?
We went to the hospital, then waited in the waiting room for a long time until we were able to visit my dad's room and say goodbye.
He died today.
We had to say goodbye, but I was too scared to do anything.
Come on, let's go.
I went to school the next day, on a Monday. I decided to stay home for the rest of that week because I couldn't focus on my school work.
When I came home, my mom made sure to let me know that my dad has died.
After about a week, we held his celebration of life at the Woodland Elks Lodge. We all wore green and talked to all of out family and friends. When the celebration ended, I worked to move on and live life without my dad.