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Box of Chocolates The Beginning That terrible, traumatic event happened during the early hours of 2nd January 1988. My mother was rushed to hospital, screaming and howling with severe pain and agony, my father right by her side. Taken into a room, shielded from sight, her yells could be heard haunting the halls of the hospital for hours after. A few surgeons, and a couple of hours later, the inevitable happened. I was born. And so it began. The crying, the dirty nappies, the constant attention.... looking after me wasn't easy. Or so I'm told. I can't really remember much from my younger years. This is probably because (as my cousin admitted to me a couple of months ago), I was frequently dropped on my head when I was younger (by accident of course!). But, from what I do remember, I seemed to be quite a happy child. Being the first born child to my parents, I was bathed in love and happiness. That lasted a good couple of years until both of my brothers were born. Then I watched as I was shoved to the back and they took the limelight. But I didn't mind...the attention was beginning to bother me anyway. First day at school I can't remember much of the years I spent at playgroup and nursery. ...read more.


I still have Chuckie in fact. If you look closely enough you can see a small hole developing just behind his leg. I think it might be a sign that the end of his lifetime is near. I suppose I saw Chuckie as being a source of never-ending, unconditional love. Although my parents loved me, I couldn't help feeling hurt when they told me off, or when I did something I wasn't supposed to. Chuckie on the other hand would just give me one of his "I know it seems bad now, but believe me, things will get better" looks, and that in itself would cheer me up in an instant. High school scared me in a way, as there was always something new happening and you never knew what was going to be around the corner. It was very different from primary school in many ways. Everyday, something new, and customarily exciting happened, that would make primary school seem less and less enticing by the day. I don't know what it was that made it seem so attractive. Maybe it was the fact that I was growing up...moving onto the next stage in my life. All I knew was that secondary school was where we chose the paths for who we were going to become later in our lives, and I wanted to make sure I chose the right path. ...read more.


I quickly made friends, and starting a new school wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was fun, meeting new people, and getting to know new things. It was almost like learning another language. At first, you find it quite hard to get everything right, but as you go along, you become more familiar with the words, until you are fully acquainted with their meanings. Epilogue And that has been my life so far. As short as my time has been on this earth so far, I still feel that I have learnt many valuable lessons, which I shall keep with me for the rest of my life. Life is a fickle thing, it has its up and downs. I know I've had my fair share. But in the end, I have learnt that as long as you always remain pessimistic then you won't be upset when things do really get that bad. And if they do... you'll always have your teddy to hold onto. I would like to leave you, the reader, with one of my most favourite quotes of all time. It comes from the film, Forrest Gump, and I think it sums up my life as well as life itself. "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." Because for every coffee cream you choose, there'll always be twice as many caramel cups left. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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