What a 3-year-old Girl Can Think of

Regarding myself as a proud Aunt, I would like to share numbers of conversation between my niece, Ellicia, a smart and critical 3-year-old with the adults around her.

Ellicia Clarence Yuwono

Night Prayer
Every night Ellice would close her day by saying grace with her mom. At first her mom say the grace in Indonesia and she followed after. She is now able to say the grace all by herself. Until one night …

Ellice : Jesus … (Then stop). Mom, continue please
Mom : (continue in Indonesia)
Ellice : No, Ma! I said, Jesus. So, you have to continue the prayer in English!
Mom : (silence .. Then laugh) It’s too hard for mommy to say the grace in English …

Who’s The Doctor?
Ellice : When we got sick, who’s the healer?
Mom : Doctor (GP).
Ellice : Mommy! No, the healer is our God.

Where’s St. Joseph?
We were at the Sunday Mass one day. Ellice was sitting on my lap and pointed to the big cross of Jesus.

Ellice : Aunty, Jesus is on the cross. That’s when He was beaten up.
Me : Yes
Ellice : (pointing at the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) And that’s when Jesus won the battle.
Me : (smiling) Yes!
Ellice : Then what happened to Him?
Me : He then lifted up to Heaven
Ellice : Mother Mary too? Why?
Me : Yes, because she was a very good example of being obedient to God’s will.
Ellice : What about St. Joseph?
Me : (I never had a thought that this one is coming!!). Well, he already in Heaven waiting for Jesus and Mother Mary to come.

And she was satisfied …

Can You Find Food in Banjarmasin?
My aunt came from Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan for a long stay in our place. On the day she was about to go home, she packed a big pack of snack and food from my hometown, Malang in East Java.

Ellice : Grand Aunty, why did you buy a lot of such snacks and food from Malang? Can you find any food in Banjarmasin?
Grand Aunt: (Laughing Out Loud)

How can we not love this beautiful little angel?
Aunt C loves you for sure!

Prayer for Stanley

Stanley is a son of my old best friend. He just turned two a few months ago and I used to know him as an active little boy. Unfortunately, he is now in a sick condition.

Last Wednesday night, his parents just realised that Stan got blurry eyes, in which he failed to point to his Dad’s bike, he failed to pick two pieces of jelly and he also failed to choose a picture of a cat. Then on Thursday morning, he couldn’t see totally!

Due to traditional rituals that his Dad believe in, they extended the trip from Samarinda to Surabaya. So, Stan just came to Surabaya on Saturday evening and went to the eyes hospital straight away. The doctor suspected that there was something more than just vision problems. His pupils were in good shapes. So, the doctor suggested Stan to be hospitalised and checked by a specialist.

He went through medical check-up, including MRI. The result showed that he had a tumour inside his skull and it is pressing the eyes nervous system, therefore he can’t see at all.

He had his operation on Monday, July 26 for 5 hours. I visited him again today at ICU. He was in a good shape, except for the bandage all over his head, wires all over his body and he still hasn’t get his vision back.

We are praying for a miracle, in which he can recover from his sickness, he can regain his vision and his tumour stops spreading. God will be done upon you, baby Stan! Be blessed … Play around

Play around

Writing is my way to share it to you.