Two years today 5th june

by karen
(Liverpool England)

My dad died suddenly at home just as i had left my home for work it was a saturday morning.My parents lived opposite me,and dad and i were really close.He was always laughing and joking and treated my mum lika a princess.I used to pop over most mornings for a cuppa before taking my boys to school and going to work.However on this particular morning I got up late and headed straight for work.My mobile phone rang as I was driving it was my parents number,so I knew something was wrong.When I arrived at work I rang my parents house,my mum answered and said that my dad had collapsed and that the ambulance arrived and it didn't look good. When I arrived at the scene some ten minutes later,I saw paramedics going in and out of the house,there seemed no real urgency.I knew he was dead when the ambulance man appeared vague telling me that there was a slight pulse but had a resigned look on his face as the others where upstairs in the bathroom with dad as this was were he had collapsed.My brother and sister had arrived minutes before me and we all stood about waiting in silence with our mum.Then we were told to take her in another room whilst they brought my dad down and put him in the ambulance.We are told to follow them down to the accident and emergency dept,it just seemed so surreal. My pop was so full of life a true gent who would give his time to anyone.He had tremendous patience and was an extremely intelligent and wise man who always wore a smile.If he had been feeling unwell he would have kept it to himself,that is the kind of man he was.Ironically,we had shared a joke the day before about getting old.He had remarked that he was living on borrowed time.He was my best friend and I still can't get over his loss.

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