Emily Kruse
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Its been really sad lately. I cannot believe that Kevin would be 5. Today, 3 years ago, was the worst day of my life, but I remember it like it was yesterday.
My dad woke me up at like 3 in the morning and he said “Em, you have to go over to Noah’s house today. You don’t have to go to school”
I had no idea what was going on. I was only 8. I had never seen my dad drive down that road so fast before. I was so worried, yet happy because I didn’t go to school. I didn’t fall asleep at Noah’s. At around 9:00 Jeni drove me down to my aunt Joanna’s. I loved playing games at Joanna’s so I was excited to play my favorite game, injured animal. We played injured animal for hours and hours. I was having so much fun. Then my parents walked in. I was wondering why they looked like they had been crying. I wondered where Kevin was. I knew he was in the hospital because he was sick as my parents had told my when he was checked in to the hospital, but I knew that either mom or dad stayed with him. They took Joanna and Brent outside. When they came in they were all bawling. I was scared. They told me to sit down on the couch. I was sitting with my mom on my right and my dad on my left. They said “Emily, when Kevin was at the hospital, he got really really sick. They did everything they could, and…and…he died. I was so shocked, I started bawling. My mom was crying. She was fingering through my hair. Everyone was crying. Everyone was sooooo sad. We decided to go on a walk, and try to fee better. We stopped crying for awhile and thought about Kevin and all then fun things we did. That day was horrible. Every day we think of him, and all the fun things we did.