For Crystal

I have never thought of revealing a single page from my diary, but this was a very personal note I wrote for my late 11 year old second cousin couple of months back when we lost him.

"I know you as Cristo baby and it was from the funeral note that I came to know you were actually Crystal. 

You and my dad share the same birthday! 

I know people could only look at you with pity and yet you could smile back at them,

thinking how much they loved you, yes we all loved you and still we do, it is just that we are too obtuse to 

understand your way of love, the kind of love untouched by defeat. I know you loved elephants and 

airplanes, but you just proved you are stronger than everything, brave little one, you will be missed in our 


I pray you are happy with Abba Crystal"



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