In July of last year, we lost our son Nicholas to a rare heart condition. While the past 10 months have not been the easiest and Nicholas has never been far from our hearts and thoughts, there are days when 'life' takes over and occupies my brain. I think that God realizes this and that's why he went and made little children so intelligent. My 3 year old daughter Kaylee loves stickers and balloons, the mere sight of either sends her into an excited scream, so the other day when she let her helium balloon go outside, we were a little taken aback. When she was asked why she just let her balloon go, she simply responded with "I let it go so that my brother Nicky could catch it in heaven.". Needless to say, that's one of those statements that quickly clears the day to day nonsense and brings back into focus the really important things in life.
So to my daughter Kaylee, thank you for being so sweet, innocent, and so very, very intelligent, and most importantly for reminding me why I'm here.
To Nicholas, we still love and miss you more than anything, but as you watch over us everyday, you still have a little angel down here keeping an eye out for you.