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|| Wednesday, January 10, 2007 ||HOW DOES ONE COPE?
Monday night, I got a call from my brother. He was asking if I can design some cards to be given away. I asked him, what kind of cards? He said, something like the 'Thank You' bookmarks we gave away at Pyro's wake...
Turns out, he and my SIL got to talking and decided that they want to go back to PCMC and visit the cancer charity ward there, and give away some things to the other sick kids. He further talked about how they thought of my message at Py's burial, how Py was a really blessed kid, and they want to share that blessing to these other kids.
I was touched. And sad and happy at the same time.
I asked them to talk it over and give me more specifications so I can design the cards for them. I also asked them to conduct the visit on a weekend so we could go with them... maybe take some pictures or what. I even began mentally calculating if I can find some money to hire a clown or something for the visit.
They, and we, cannot really give anything substantial (like a huge amount of money) to these other kids, since all the generous aid we received from Pyro's death went into paying off the debts they've incurred all those months before. But we surely have enough money for goodie bags, at least. I'm thinking maybe I can solicit from other people to have more goodies for those bags.
Just anything to cheer the kids up... and maybe inspire them to fight some more. Just anything to empower their parents with... and give them the spirit to care some more.
Pyro had a lot of those in his short life. And now, I think, we've begun on serious lessons on GRACE.
They'll be discussing this plan with Dr. Gepte first. And I think we'd have to forget the clown, since some kids in the charity ward might be too sick for a clown. We'll see...
Later on, I texted my brother that I am really excited about the idea... and how, this way, we can still continue loving Py, only we're sharing the love with other kids.
He replied with a thanks, and said that it was Py who taught him to love.
Sigh. I am so proud of how my brother has turned out.
I told my sister about this last night... and she's excited too. But of course, she cried too.
I also thanked my brother for Nemo... which he left for me last Monday.
So yes, Nemo's back in my life. For two nights now, i've been hugging it and smelling it and holding onto it for dear life... trying to smell Pyro's scent in it (bro told me it should have some of Py's drool on it somewhere).
God, I miss him.
sometime June 2004. We were supposed to have one each, but I gave mine away to another kid.