From the Heart of a 4 Year Old


“Can I make these bigger so I can give them to Ick Ick?”  asked 4 year old Dylan as he was pulling on and stretching his SpiderMan pajamas. “What do you mean? ” I replied.

“I want to make my Spiderman Pajamas bigger so Uncle Ick Ick can wear them and I want to change them from Spiderman to Superman!”  exclaimed Dylan with a sparkle in his eye.

“Hmmm, I’m not sure we can really stretch them big enough so they will fit him but we can try! Why do you want to change them to Superman?” I asked.  “Because Uncle Ick Ick is a doctor and he saves people, so he is Superman.”

From the heart of a 4 year old.  

Attempting to stretch the pajamas was fun but impossible.  Since we weren’t able to stretch the size 5T pj’s into large man’s sized pajamas, we settled for drawing a picture of Superman and will send it to Eric (Ick Ick,) in the mail (Ick Ick is how the kids pronounce Eric. Eric is an Er doctor in OKC- He is my son).

Thank you health care workers.  I appreciate your tireless effort!

About cessley

I am a bereaved parent. I write to give hope to other bereaved parents who are fresh in their grief. I want them to know life begins again. It (life) is forever changed, as are you, but one day, you will smile again. You may travel, you will make new friends, your heart will mend, though never heal and it will be a painful ride. It is one step at a time....sometimes, even one breath to the next is all we can seem to live through each day. But each day will be a new beginning, a different beginning, a different you. I have two surviving children: Amy, who is married to Brandon, and they have one daughter, Avery, and one son, Dylan. and Eric who is a doctor and is Clifton's twin brother. Clifton passed away when he was nearly two years old. As any bereaved parent knows, it is tough, REALLY tough trying to live after the death of a child. I lived in Shanghai, China for three years after the death of my son, and then lived in Beijing for two years. I am discovering life again, one step at a time. I returned to Oklahoma in February , 2020 due to the uncertainty of the virus. Little did I know the uncertainty would follow me across the ocean. This is nothing compared to the death of a child. I will survive! View all posts by cessley

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