This is a picture of me and Oliva on Nick’s Make a Wish trip this summer to the Bahamas! What a great memory for our whole family!

Last night, I was cleaning out our deep freeze (finally). Olivia was in the garage with me riding around on a skateboard. As I pulled out some of the food, an overwhelming feeling of sadness came over me as I realized how little Nick is eating right now, and before I knew it I had begun to cry.

I looked over at Olivia and said, “Oliva, Nick is very sick. The doctors don’t think he is going to make it.” Olivia looked at me and said, “Why did you have to tell me that?” I looked down and began crying even more. Olivia ran over to me and wrapped her arms around me and held me really tight. Then while still holding me, she said the following words:

“Mommy, I’ve been thinking about this for a long, long time. Do you remember when Adrienne died”

I said, “Yes.”

Then Olivia said, “And then you adopted me?”

I said, “Yes.”

She replied, “Well, I didn’t replace Adrienne. She is still with us, and I don’t think Nick is going to die.”

I just held her and cried and cried. It was one of those moments I don’t ever want to forget.

After I regrouped emotionally, I finished the deep freeze and Olivia went back to skateboarding, but I think we both felt better than we had before.

Olivia is right, Nick will never die… matter what happens here on this earth.

And I am still praying for an earthly miracle!

I just had to share Olivia’s sweet words with you all.

God bless you and thank you for sharing this journey with our family.

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