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My Parents Last Christmas

It was ten years ago tonight when I went to Sneedville and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my parents. My ex-friend gave me a ride there and a ride back home the next evening. I took my "Scramble" handheld game with me to play and I also took my cat. Time sure does fly. It doesn't seem like it has been an entire decade since then.

I figured that it would be Dad's last Christmas because he had Leukemia. But I had no idea that it would be Mom's last Christmas as well. Mom died less than three months later and Dad died about seven months later. I wish that I had known that it would be Mom's last Christmas because I would've appreciated it more than I did. People should treasure every moment they have with their parents because they can die sooner than we think they will.

Even though my ex-friend isn't my friend anymore, she probably gave me the best Christmas present I've ever received. Because of her, I was able to spend my parents last Christmas with them. May Mom and Dad rest in peace.
Written by randyjohnson
Author's Note
Dedicated to Agnes and Charles Johnson who died on March 6 and July 13, 2013
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