I have had a couple of bad days as the reality of what we are doing here keeps slapping me in the face. Yesterday, Sharon, from housekeeping was cleaning our room, as she does every day. Everyone loves Sharon! The nurse came in and told her she needed to take a break, that Dave, another nurse wanted to see her. She left our room and came back and it was obvious she had been crying. I had already heard the news so I knew what happened. A sweet little boy had lost the fight. Sharon proceeded to tell me that she knew he was a special spirit since the first day she met him. She said he had something about him, she said he had an “old soul.” I met his mother a couple of weeks before Christmas. She was very quiet and sweet. You could see the hurt in her eyes then. My heart aches for her and her sweet little boy. Sharon said that last time he was here, he was in the same room that we are now in. His little brother was coming to visit him. The blinds in this room do not work very well. Sharon said he was sitting at the window crying because he couldn’t see his brother leaving because the crazy blinds would not open. I decided I must fix these blinds! I have been working on them for a while and I think I’ve got it!
When I think about Sharon’s words when she said this little boy had an “Old Soul” I seriously got chills up my spine. I have a family picture here in our room and on 2 occasions I have had a nurse tell me that Kristen has an “Old Soul” I chose to interpret that to mean she is wise beyond her years. Our children fighting cancer need that. Every child that I have met that is fighting cancer has that quality…Wisdom. Somehow they just know.
Thank You for your continued support! Kristen loves her cards and letters.