My Dad Essay

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The event that changed my life forever was the day my dad was taken away straight from my house by the Santa Barbara County Sherrif’s Department. It was the evening of April 7th, 2009. It was not only the day that changed my life forever but it was also the most depressing day of my life. I had no clue as to what was going on. All I saw was like 6 police cars, and a huge white van with a bunch of men dressed in suits and guns. I had seen my dad’s friend sitting handcuffed on the front porch crying. My mom had dropped off at my cousin’s school minutes after approaching the house. I kept begging my family to tell me what was going on. My aunt had picked me up at my cousin’s school and took me to my grandmas house. My grandma started to cry the minute I walked through the door. I sat on the couch and she began to tell me what was happening. ‘Your dad will be going to jail for a very long time’ she spoke. My eyes began to water, tears were rolling down my face. At that moment I didn’t want to hear anything else. I ran upstairs and called my dad’s cell phone. Someone answered and said ‘Get on the ground and put your hands behind your back now’ as they spoke very demandingly. I stayed on the line as they yelled ‘Were are the drugs Mr. Herrera’. I hungup the phone and ran into my bathroom and cried for about 4 hrs straight. My grandma came upstairs to see if I was okay. Days had passed and I wasn’t speaking to anyone, I wasn’t eating, and I was throwing up everytime I ate. I had lost about 20lbs within a week. I wasn’t going to school, and my family began to get very concerned. After a week or so I finally figured out what happened. My dad’s so called ‘friend’ had been hanging out at our house every afternoon for about a month. But it never clicked into my head he was an enemy in disguise. He had been putting drugs in our laundry room and hiding it there so he wouldn’t

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