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7-year-old calls family meeting to have a discussion with his dad in Heaven and God
Nicco Lipary has had to deal with a lot of hardships, but a lack of faith was never one of them.
D.G. Sciortino
04.14.22

Some things you don’t need any sort of concrete proof.

Some things you just know.

Deep down inside your gut. If there is one thing that a 7-year-old named Nicco Lipary knows, it’s that his father is in Heaven with God.

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Nicco’s dad passed away in January after a motorcycle accident.

When it was time to comfort the family over his dad’s death, Nicco took the lead.

“It popped into my head. I got everything ready then after I sat on the couch and prayed to dad and God,” Nicco said.

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Nicco called his mom, sister Jayda, and a friend into the living room.

First, he asked them to pray with him.

“Hey Dad, how is Heaven? Is it good? Is it bad? Please don’t tell me it’s bad.” he said. “I hope you’re best friends with God. We love you, Dad.”

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Then he started going on about his dad’s favorite attributes.

“I hope you’re best friends with God. Please protect us. We love you Dad. You would give anything to a homeless person. We love you. You would do anything for us.”

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“I love you dad. And like Nicco said. You were the best person to everybody,” Jayda added.

Nicco then asked his family to write on a piece of paper what they liked most about their dad.

He also asked them to draw pictures of what dad looks like in heaven looking down on them.

“He had us draw God because he says that our dad is best friends with God in Heaven,” Jayda said.

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Nicco has no doubt whatsoever in his mind that his dad is hanging out in Heaven with God.

“He really is. Trust,” Nicco said.

According to VITAS Healthcare, art and drawing pictures of good and bad memories of the person who died and sharing those drawings is a great form of therapy.

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“The way he copes is he likes to talk about my dad and like to just do things to keep himself distracted. Anytime he asks about our dad i’ll just talk to him about my favorite memories,” Jayda said.

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Nicco, who is basically “a mini version,” of his dad, asks his sister every day if she misses their dad.

“I tell him yes. I try to express to him, that it’s OK to be sad. It’s OK to cry. And one thing he always says is that it’s OK if we don’t have our dad because we have each other,” said Jayda.

Jayda hopes that the viral video of her brother can help others to cope with the loss of a loved one.

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“I just want people to take away from the video the fact that it’s OK if you do lose a parent. You might lose them physically but spiritually they’re always going to be there for you. As you see in the video. We still talk to our dad. Every day we talk to our dad. I talk to my dad when I’m driving alone. Those are my special moments with him. And no matter where you are you could always talk to your parent or just another loved one that’s in Heaven They’re always going to be there with you spiritually,” said Jayda.

Check out the adorable Nicco in the video below.

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Source: Good Morning America, VITAS Healthcare

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By D.G. Sciortino
hi@sbly.com
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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