My sister came into my room and whispered loudly, “Ray, are you awake?”
“Hmm?” I said.
“The hospital just called.” I sat up right away. “Daddy just passed away,” she said.
I looked at the clock. It read 2:48 AM. “How long ago?” I asked.
“Maybe five minutes.”
My father had been dead for five minutes. But he would be dead for the rest of my life. (more…)