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“Good-bye” my three-year-old son told me before going to bed.

“You’re going to bed. Say good-night, not good-bye,” I explained to him.

“But I want to say good-bye tonight,” he said hugging me.

I tucked him into bed, called my husband and told him what Stevie had said.

“Don’t worry about it. He’s just a baby. I’m coming home soon.”

I checked on Stevie. He was sound asleep. John came home and we had a cozy evening.

“Seems from natural causes,” the paramedics told me the next morning when I couldn’t wake up John.

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