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January 6, 2010

“Oh no, Mommy!”  JJ had gotten sick.  In my bed.  At 1am.

Bless her heart.  We were up for quite a long time last night.  Getting sick, taking showers, changing sheets, watching Strawberry Shortcake…getting sick.

After she’d gotten sick for about the 3rd time, she was sitting in the bathroom with me…

“Mommy….can I go to school tomorrow?”

“No, honey.  Not tomorrow.  You can go when you feel better.”

“Well can I go see Brother??”

“No, baby.  We can’t go see Brother when we’re sick.”

*with a look of dawning of her face* “Mommy….Daddy wanted me to tell you something this morning.”

“What’s that sweetie?”

“Happy Birthday, Momma.”

———

Thank you, sweet girl.  I love you.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Pam permalink
    January 6, 2010 3:48 pm

    that is the most beautiful thing i have ever heard–what a wonderful daughter you have.

  2. Jill Fritts permalink
    January 6, 2010 3:51 pm

    Awwww, that’s so precious that she was thinking of you even when she was feeling crummy. Aren’t kids just amazingly resilient? Happy Birthday!…assuming today is really your birthday and she wasn’t hallucinating from all of the sickness. Ugh 😦
    P.S. Love, love, love your new blog!

  3. January 6, 2010 3:56 pm

    that’s awesome! what a sweet girl…
    happy birthday!

  4. Melanie permalink
    January 6, 2010 5:04 pm

    That is precious. Puts everthing into perspective. Happy, Happy Birthday!

  5. Shannon permalink
    January 6, 2010 5:30 pm

    Oh how precious! That brings tears to my eyes! What a sweet sweet girl! Oh, and by the way, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! When we are mothers, birthdays are just another day to us- it’s our kids who make them special(and our husbands). Praying for you all daily, and praying your next birthday will be celebrated in style- you deserve a special day!

  6. January 6, 2010 5:41 pm

    JJ is such a sweetheart! Thanks for sharing this precious story.

    Happy Birthday!!!!!

  7. Amy Howell permalink
    January 6, 2010 6:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  8. January 6, 2010 8:19 pm

    this made me tear up. and NOTHING makes me tear up. what a sweet, sweet girl you have. and an awfully sweet husband. happy birthday, van. praying this coming year will be full of grace, joy, and so much beauty can hardly take it in.

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