Iesha Jimenez-Hermosura was everything to me,
she passed away too soon.
The toughest person I’ll probably ever know,
I was so blessed to have had her as a daughter.
She was always there for me, right by my side.
She was my inspiration and I miss her.
Just discovered that all this internet shit just isn’t fun without my bub,
Usually when online writing this crap, she’s next to me with her tablet,
Headphones on laughing to some kid show.
So, will no longer be posting here for now or indefinitely, honestly I have no idea.
What I do know is I’ll be doing new things far from a computer and visiting places I haven’t been to.
Somewhat honour Iesha’s memory by living how she lived, and that is by having fun and being happy no matter what life throws at you.
But before I go into my self imposed exile from posting crap on the internet, I thought I’d share something I read out during her funeral -
“Iesha was born on the 13th of October 1999, and when the nurse placed her in my arms I couldn’t let go and held on as long as I could but eventually I had to share. It was her eyes and the way she looked at you, there was such love and trust in her look, that I immediately knew that she was going to bring so much good into our lives.
Her body seemed fragile and we didn’t find out why until a month or so later when she was diagnosed with a severe case of Lissencephally. We were shocked by this, Iesha being who she was, fought so hard and loved us so dearly that we thought all the complications were temporary and eventually will go away. But even when told of her condition and the tough times ahead, it made no difference, she had us wrapped around her little fingers, she was already our entire world.
Iesha loved her hugs and her kisses, and we loved when she’d hug and kiss us back, I never knew it was possible for someone to be that loveable. She had the most beautiful smile that could fill you with so much love and joy, it made you feel so special that at times it brought tears to our eyes. But that couldn’t even compare to her laugh, so contagious, that you just can’t help but laugh with her…. she was so beautiful.
Apart from being so lovely, she had attitude, a certain toughness and strength. She would laugh right after having a seizure as if to tell you “That was nothing”. I watched and stood by her in awe as she fought battle after battle through the years, and not once did she show any sign of giving up nor could you find any sign that things were too tough for her. All she ever showed was that she was happy and thankful to be alive.
Sometimes people would ask how we do what we do, with Iesha having such trials placed on her. The answer was always easy – we took our cue from Iesha, It was ALL her doing. She gave us strength by showing us what strength was, she gave us courage by showing us what courage was and she gave us love by showing us what unconditional love is. Iesha brought out the best in everyone close to her, and she will be missed always.”
I never mentioned her in anything I’ve posted in the past, mainly because I didn’t want to diminish what we had by bragging about it or somewhat gain from it…. it’s just not what we were about. And none of it would have mattered anyway, it wasn’t what we needed, all we ever needed was more time. So, yeah, just thought I’d share that and let you few readers know about the greatest little girl I’ll ever know.
Ok, time’s up.
Later, and take care!
- Paulo Hermosura (The Pow Law)
Hi, as you may notice Im not a big fan of comments positive or otherwise, but if you feel somewhat compelled to show some support, pls send a donation to any of the following places.
Sydney Childrens Hospital.
Westmead Childrens Hospital.
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** post edited 15 Nov 2013 **