Something that changed me for life
It’s been 5 years, but I will always have those final hours of my uncle’s life in my head. He was diagnosed with liver cancer, but at a terminal phase so he didnt tell anyone in the family until the very end. I still remember those final moments, my family and I all went to his house to spend his final hours with him but in my mind I couldnt really accept he was dying. So I we went into his room and saw him laying in bed, it was so sad I immediatly started crying cause he was so changed… he was so skinny, very pale, unable to speak and having such a hard time breathing… everyone was crying but I still had hopes that he was going to get better. I gave him a big kiss on his forehead and told him I love him but I couldnt really say anything else, words just didnt come out cause I was crying so much. My dad left cause he couldnt stand seing him so sick… everyone else stayed there for about 4 hours… it was really late, and I remember everyone crying and praying around him… at some point I left his room and just sat at this couch thinking to myself “this cant be happenening!”… and I was so tired from crying that I kind of fell sleep for about half an hour I think… and like I dont know why or how but I woke up at the excat moment he was saying goodbye… when he looked I came to the room he smiled at me and I started crying so hard… watching him with his wife and his three daughters just huging him while he was dying was heartbreaking. And I was just relief I woke up to say goodbye to him.
He was such a good uncle!! Always gave the best advices… I really miss him! I am ashame to say that cause of this I distanced myself from religion. Not a day goes by without me thinking about him… he really was a great father, husband, brother, son and uncle.