A reminder that every child is precious
I believe there are many ways to honour MaCali Cormier and her short life. She was a precious little child to those who knew her. Now she has become precious to many who had never heard of her before Saturday night, Nov. 24.
A strong reminder to see every child as precious while they are in our everyday lives.
Cali, as many called her, has now touched thousands of people in a lot of different ways. How did she touch you?
How will you forever be or do something differently because of her? Will you take the time to sort out your own feelings about living fully and dying? Will you allow children in your life your undivided attention every day? Will you allow the children the time to share “their” feelings about all that is happening in “their” world?
Will you teach them all living things on earth go through the process of birth, life and death, using as an example a non-tragic situation such as the death of a plant, an animal or a person known or unknown? Will you prepare yourself today with an explanation in language that a child could easily understand? Are you ready for the questions the very intelligent children of today can ask?
As parents and grandparents, we all have a commitment to make in preparing ourselves and our children for a discussion on death before we are forced to in tragic situations that affect so many.
Yes, in honour of Cali I have sorted my feelings and have answered all these questions within myself. I am prepared with my way of explaining life and death to the children in my life.
Thank you Cali for helping me be better prepared for all the children, every day.
Margaret Ann Deveau, Upper Wedgeport