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A Letter to Parents Who Can Never Return

Cry a Little
Kelsey, Socorro and Rosario read letters to their parents who passed away and are visited by their living loved ones.
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My dad passed away when I was 15 just about to turn 16.
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He was the type of person that everybody loved to be around
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I was 11 years old when my mom passed away, she was just a very
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bright light to my life.
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Something very different that I would never imagine that
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when she was gone.
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I would miss her.
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My name is Kelsey.
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My name is Rosario.
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And if there was one thing I could say to my dad, it would be that
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I miss her so much that it's been hard, but I've been doing ok
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And I'm gonna keep being ok.
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You don't know.
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Narcosis.
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Hm.
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No.
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Was here for your love.
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Your mommy's always with you.
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Um, ok.
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Ok.
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So, hi, Daddy.
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How's it going?
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How's mama?
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I bet she was happy to see a beautiful smile.
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Welcome her home throughout the time that you've been away
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I've made some amazing friends.
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Daddy, people that have supported me and love me in ways.
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I don't know if I deserve.
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I wish you could have met them because I'm super lucky to have
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them in my life to see you taught me all I needed.
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To know in the time that you were here, my integrity, my compassion
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my respect, and my kindness, my conditional love all come
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from you.
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I hope you look down on me and smile because not one single day
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goes by that.
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I don't think about you.
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Yeah.
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Yes.
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I think uh it's important because you're passing down history
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and through oral stories, you, you pass down history and you
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know, you see, and you, you feel the struggle.
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I it was late at night and I couldn't sleep and I was like, OK
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let me write this down and like, um like just have everything
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on paper.
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Um And it, it was nice, I mean, I know he's always here and like
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he sees everything going on.
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Um But it was still nice to, to tell him um at least from my perspective
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of things um because there's a lot that I wish he could um seen
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and like, meet my friends.
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And um so it was just, it was good to like get it on paper.
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It's, it's critical and it's important and essential to hear
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that story because it molds you and shapes you who you are and
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motivates you.
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You wanna be better for, for the next generation to come.
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My mom was very different compared to like any other people
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that I've met.
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She was very different everywhere that she went.
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She was so memorable.
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Everyone remembered her because she was so funny, you know
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the things she'll say.
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Um So it's funny but I think the, when this happened, he was
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a little bit further into um, so he was diabetic and had a lot
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of complications with that.
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Um And one of them being like his eyesight was starting to go
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bad.
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So I remember um we were like at this doughnut shop and somebody
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was talking to him about like work.
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He had like a 40 minute conversation with this person.
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I was younger.
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So, um like they said their goodbyes, everything.
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And then I was like, dad, who was that?
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And he was like, I don't know.
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So he just like that, like, um combined with just like his funny
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personality was something that we keep, like, recalling
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like years from now.