My Little Prayer
After dinner, we’d play cards, work a puzzle, or I would sit and listen to him tell a story. But our time was always interrupted. Daddy would say, 'Honey I’ll be right back, daddy's nose is bleeding.' Standing at his feet in the bathroom, I’d wait for what seemed like hours to a little girl, and many times it was. I’d ask, 'Daddy, when is it going to stop?' His reply was always the same – ‘I don't know sweetie.'
I knew in my little mind daddy would be too weak to play or read and I’d fall asleep praying - 'God please let my daddy stop bleeding.'
I was now growing into a young lady in high school. Life was different in many ways, but some things never changed. Daddy still bled, and I still prayed my little prayer.
I was carrying some jugs to fill at the spring so daddy wouldn’t have to. When I got there, I saw pieces of tissue on the ground. They were everywhere and covered in blood. This was my daddy's blood and I wanted it back, God please.
I ran into the house yelling, 'Daddy, where are you?' I ran to him, fell at his feet and wept. He said 'Honey, 'Daddy is okay.'
A few years later, HHT took the life of my daddy. The daddy I loved so much. And as an adult, I still don't understand. I’m still that little girl, praying that little prayer, 'God please, stop the bleeding.'
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