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Dear Nephew

Tags: hope nephew dear

When I see you
I feel your unsaid words
Like a million pieces of glass
Shattering, scattered on the floor

I wish I could hold you
And say “It’s alright.”
I wish I could tell you
“Everything will be okay.”

But I can’t
‘Cause I know it’s not
And I don’t want to make
False promises

Your strength hurts me
‘Cause you’re too young
To be this tough
And be so cynical

Living without a father
Separated from your mother
Not knowing what will be
Waiting for her to be free

Free from the bondages
She found herself woven into
Maybe coming out a better person
Then she can be with you

I can only hold you
Pat you in the back
Make you smile a bit
Help you feel like a child

I don’t know what to say
I’m not sure what to do
I know you’ll be okay
I can only hope, someday.

Day 2 of “A December to Remember”  – Random Act of Kindness

I visited my  9 year old nephew, whose mom (my sister) was sent to the slammer for drug related issues a few months ago. His father died when he was around 5 years old. He’s living temporarily with one of our dear aunties, but it’s really a difficult time.

I know there are long term implications to what’s going on in his life, but I hope everything does turn out okay for him. He deserves to be cherished and loved. 

My other sister and I brought him his favorite food and I got him a toy.


It’s not much, but we’re still adjusting to our life’s circumstances regarding this. We don’t really know what to do. One of the reasons I’m studying how to be a counselor is because I want to learn how to deal with dysfunctional family issues like these.

For now, we have to carefully construct a plan on what to do about him for the next few years. Seeing him really breaks my heart. He’s such a sweet boy who’s been through a lot before this even happened, but he loves his mom very much. I’m sure he misses her, but he doesn’t say much.

It’s been a rough day, but seeing my nephew smile as I gave him the Batman toy was great. I tried to play with him a bit, and gave him a bear hug before leaving. He’s such a strong kid.

Verse for Today:

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your Hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:11

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