I Wish

It’s finally quiet. Hopefully, Benny is sleeping for the night. He had a difficult time all day just resting. He started off early this morning saying “I want to go. ” I asked him “where?” He responded, “I want to go home.” My heart sank. I don’t blame him one bit, so do we and our children.

Today, I received a text message from my second grader’s teacher. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. I did a little of both. The teacher wrote that they were reading the book the “Chocolate Touch.”, it is about a boy who anything he touches turns to chocolate. The students were asked to draw a picture and write if they had a wish, what it would be. My seven year old (soon to be 8 in a few days IY”H), wrote the following “I wish Benny would not have to go to the hospital ever again.” “I wish that Benny could come home right now. Benny I miss you so so so much. You are my BFF and are very cute.” I know we all share in that wish and BE”H it will come true very soon. I was touched by the wish, but at the same time, sad of the reality that, that is what he has to wish for. I wish for my children IY”H to grow up without the constant fear of illness. I wish for every family out there who are in a similar situation to be out of it immediately.

Today, Benny enjoyed a visit from his Great Uncle Simmy and cousins Jenny and Mindy. He ate the croissant after you left, so thank you! Soon after, Avigayil came to the rescue and walked with Benny up and down the hallway, to give me a chance to sleep for 1 1/2 hours. Thank you so much!!! Later, Alti came when Ari had already returned to the hospital. Benny loves playing with Alti, which enabled Ari and I to step out of the room and take a walk outside. Thank you!

I cannot keep my eyes open any longer. I pray for a peaceful, restful night for Benny IY”H.


on the top is a heliport on the bottom is valet

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