My life used to be the best. As the only child I had it all. My parents were the best. They loved each other whole heartily and loved me even more than they loved themselves. I lived in the best part of Kentwood, Michigan. Where crime was absent and the schools actually taught you what you needed to know. My mom was a kindergarten teacher and my dad was an electrician. She was fun. Always doing some type of activity to keep her students interested and me busy. My dad on the other hand was serious most of the time. But he had a cool collective vibe about his self and he was very gentle with my mom and I. They made pretty good money together. During the summers my dad always got a second job to cover the money from my mom being off. I was nowhere near the perfect child but I knew how far to push my parents before they got super ghetto on my ass. Other kids my age really didn’t like me but they dealt with me because I had name brand everything and of course they thought they can get something out of me. Little did they know we lived paycheck to paycheck like everyone else.
They just spent their extra money on me instead of themselves unlike the others. I remember the family nights my parents and I used to have. It was amazing because we did whatever I wanted to do. I think that was their way of apologizing for the time that they didn’t spend with me. I would have to say that I was lucky because I came from parents that loved me. I thought that I will always have that. But one particular night changed that for me.
The night my parents died in a car accident trying to make it to my school play was the worse day of my life. I got on stage, I was the lead and never once saw them in the audience. I was mad but never in a million years would I have thought that a cop was waiting for me to tell me that my parents were dead. That they were run off the road by a drunk semi-truck driver. Never once did I think that my life will forever be destroyed because no one will ever love me like my parents loved me at least I thought. For the time being I WAS ALONE!