This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

Eli asks a lot of questions, but tonight he asked a pretty big one.

“Why do I have to do my vest and take medicines,” he asked while I coaxed him into his forest-green plaid jammies. (I love those jammies).

“You have cystic fibrosis,” I said.

“Why do I have cystic fibrosis?”

“It’s just something you were born with,” I said.

He paused.

“I’m 3,” he said determinedly, as if trying to find something else he knew to be true to contribute to the conversation. “I’m 3.”

I buttoned up his jammies and put my son to bed.

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4 thoughts on “The question

  1. Barbara MacLennan says:

    Just no words. Devastated for all children with. This illness.


  2. Kathy S Hatfield says:

    Awwwwww…sniff, sniff


  3. Steve Judson says:

    Crying in the middle of a seminar. Wish I could give him a hug.


  4. Ruth Deljevic says:

    Love and hugs. Toughest question to answer, but you did beautifully.


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