I jolted up as sweat covered my body. Another nightmare. I thought as I looked around my room. The plain grey wallpaper covered the wall, my brown dressed leaning beside it. I threw my pink blanket over my head as I heard footsteps coming towards my door. They stopped outside of it as the door slowly creaked open, letting light into the room. I knew it was my father, scared to wake me. I imagined that I was hiding from a monster that wanted to eat me.
I felt weight in the corner of my bed, telling me that he sat down. Katie, wake up Katie. He called out softly. I uncovered my face. His hair was a mess as I looked at him, his eyes showing tiredness. What’s wrong, daddy? I asked him, gripping the blanket. Remember your grandma was in the hospital? He asked me as he grabbed my hands. I nodded slowly, looking down. She was badly injured in the car crash, she didn’t make it.
He whispered. I looked into his brown eyes. She didn’t make it… I repeated. She is in Heaven. He told me, his grip tightening. Can we visit her? I asked him. He looked down at the blanket. She’s dead, Katie. You can’t visit her, you won’t be able to hear her stories. She gone. He whispered as tears rolled down his cheeks. I got onto my knees and hugged my father, my tears rolling onto his back.
I watched as he got up, leaving me in the dark room. I hugged my teddy bear as I stared at the picture of grandma. She had long grey hair with a blue dress on. I was standing next to her, holding her hand. I wore ponytails and a pink dress that day. Easter, the day Jesus was resurrected. I thought as I remembered the happy memory. I closed my eyes as I remembered all the fun times I had with her. Last year, on my sixth birthday, we built a snowman. That was one of my top memories.
I woke up as my mother called for me. I slowly got out of bed, standing on the curly, light brown carpet. I ran out of the room, going down the steps to my left. I walked into the kitchen as my mother set some eggs on a plate. I climbed up onto the stool as father turned the corner in a uniform. I have to go. He said as he kissed the top of my head. On a saturday? Mother asked shocked as father hugged her. They are running low on people and I might get an upgrade. He said as he picked up his keys. They rattled in his hand as he walked out of the door. I ran up to the tall window by the door and started waving at him as he pulled out of the driveway. I ran back up to the table and started munching on the food.
What book do you want to read? Mother asked me as she sat on the brown rocking chair. I ran to the bookshelf, pulling out my favorite book before returning to mother. This, The Bible. I told her as I handed her the book. It was a big book that I got from my grandma on my fifth birthday. I sat on her lap as she started reading it, then Samuel said to all the house of Israel, If you are returning to the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth [female deities] from among you and direct your hearts to the Lord and serve Him only, and He will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines…’