Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Dear Claire,
You and I were sick all weekend. You had a fever. We both had a cold. We coughed in unison. Your nose needed constant wiping. Friday night, while I lay coughing in bed, Dada rocked you. I could hear you, feverish, getting a drink of water and pointing out the cars in the driveway, "a bus, a bug, a trutch..." Even with a fever, knew them all. As he rocked you in the next room, I started coughing and each time, you'd say, "bless you, mama." Which made me so proud and hopeful for you, even in my pregnant, sick state.
This week, we're recuperating. We're staying close to home. We're making lots of smoothies. We're wiping runny noses and coughing in unison. I still don't have the heart to tell you that bless you is for sneezes. When I cough, you always say, "bless you, mama." And I say it back.


momaof4 said...

hmm, runny noses seem to be going around.

Hope your both feeling 100% soon!!
Happy 22m. missy.

Ona said...

Get better! Hey, we can be blessed when we cough too.

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon! If you need chunks of frozen mangoes for more smoothies, just shine the "Bill" light in the sky & I'll be there. Mi-ya! says hi. :)

Anonymous said...

she looks like such a toddler in that picture. so CUTE!


Anonymous said...

We had the nasty cold stuff too....and at the same time. I think we are 'finally' getting over it and hope you are too.

Kristin & Brayden

Alida said...

So often in Claire's pictures you capture an expression and I can see what she will look like as a teenager or young lady. This is one of those pictures. She's beautiful.

I hope you both feel better very soon.

Cynthia said...

Wow, I'm out of the loop. I missed your whole pregnancy announcement! Congrats! And yes, we must talk soon!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Claire you look so grown up! I can't believe how big you are getting.

You're a lucky girl to have a mama that loves you so very much.

miss you tons, wish I could see you live and in person. Sometime soon I'm sure.

Uncle Dave

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