This November Nick’s brother Frank will make him an uncle. Nicholas would be 28 years old. In 1999 when Nick was receiving chemo for leukemia at BC Children’s Hospital he was given a stuffed bunny by a dear friend.
Last week of warm autumn weather I washed it and set it in the sun to dry. This baby will learn about his heavenly uncle Nicholas. How fun and sweet and caring he was. And how much he would have loved to be an uncle.
I’ve got to say these months of absorbing I’m becoming a grandmother has brought as many tears as smiles. Maybe, the tears are making way for more happiness than I’ve known in a long while. For all those who lost a part of themselves when Nick died included. Maybe, one day, while holding, watching and inhaling a new child the scales will tip.