Happy Birthday Nico!! January 16, 2017
Today is Nico's 25th birthday! Wow! I can vividly remember the day he was born. I wasn't feeling well in the morning, so Alice Weir, Jane's babysitter, came to pick her up. My water broke while I was sitting on the toilet - how lucky is that! I called Lionel. He came home and was busy doing something with the hood up on the car in the driveway while I was having a large contraction! Finally he came in and we left immediately for the hospital. I had big contractions along the way and Nico was born in 45 minutes - from start to finish! He was a little hellion - always doing something and he had a funny sense of humour. He loved to laugh and have fun. I often wonder what he would be doing today, where he would be living etc. I know he's happy and around, I just can't see him or hug him!
His 19th birthday-
As I think about him, I am reminded of so many things such as when he worked at Taco Time, his dream job-
Graduation with Kendall Trach-
Bath time with Jane, and often me-
Camping trips every summer. Nico's jobs were to chop wood, dry dishes and help prepare supper-
And loved playing hockey-
He was very proud to be awarded the Canadian Cancer Medal for Courage-
He had such a great group of friends. One year at Relay for Life, Team Terry participated-
Sushi was his favorite food. He enjoyed it in Banff during our last camping trip-
We couldn't go past an oyster shucking restaurant in New Orleans without stopping in for a dozen-
The morning we decided it was time to move to BUH-
Where he was well looked after in palliative care-
I love you Nico and think about you every day! Happy, happy birthday!