I'm 37 and lost my mom a couple months ago to breast cancer. As hard as it was for me, a grown-up to go through and try to understand, I can't imagine what this sweet little guy must be feeling. My thoughts are with you Nick.
I did not know you, but know of you. You have touched the lives of more people than you may be aware. I wish that I had words to comfort you right now as I am sure that as you look down from Heaven upon your Son you no doubt are afraid. Fear not. Now you can observe him and watch after him as you would have liked to on earth. Take comfort in yourself and your strength as Nick will need you strong and unafraid. Absence is a space in time that a spirit fills. While earthly bonds dictate that mortals must suffice with simply walking through that space-You have the choice in how you wish to occupy it. I envy you that and can only hope that the space in which I will someday have to fill will be as vast and touch as many as yours does.
Your Mom was a wonderful person. Why great people and loving Mommies are taken from us when they are needed the most we may never know. But She is up in Heaven with the Angels, and no doubt they are all looking at you and your grandma in awe and wonderment. Mommies might leave your earth, but they never leave your heart.
My heart goes out to Nick and his family.
May we all take heart in Her freedom. Rejoice in Her memory. And reside in Her absence.
I am sitting at my desk in tears. I didn't know Sylvia had passed and I am heartsick to know that she did. Little Nick is only a few years older than my DS and my heart is breaking for him. Continued prayers for his family.