There are no words written that will melt the heart like the ones I just heard, "Mommy, I wish you were here with me..."
Yeah, Kiereney Jo, me, too. And even though it's almost 11 p.m. I'm ready to jump in the truck and come and get you. But we have blood cultures we're waiting on where you are and at least you can get medical care there. I know it's scary to continue to have a 103 temperature but you've got to be my brave little soldier, take the meds, drink the water, know that God is going to watch over you and I am a phone call away.
I know you've been reading my blog from your bed via your telephone and you've read all the wonderful blog friends that are praying and pulling for you. And yes, I will tell them thank you from you and tell them that you said that you read a quote that Life can be summed up in three words-it goes on.
As I'm posting I'm looking at the bookcase and seeing all the childhood books I bought because I wanted to read them to my grandchildren some day. As you know, I've been reading Goodnight Moon to Macon at night...she's the closest grandchild/dog I've got at the moment. She, however, got bored so we had to quit reading. But since you're reading this I'm going to include parts of my favorite books and you pretend you can hear my voice reading to you. Snuggle down, hold on to your stuffed bear and pony and know that you are very much loved by your mom.
Remember The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein?
And after a long time the boy came back again. "I am sorry, Boy," said the tree, "but I have nothing left to give you...my apples are gone."
"My teeth are too weak for apples," said the boy.
"My branches are gone," said the tree. "You cannot swing on them..."
"I am too old to swing on branches," said the boy.
"My trunk is gone," said the tree. "You cannot climb..."
"I am too tired to climb," said the boy.
"I am sorry," sighed the tree. "I wish that I could give you something...but I have nothing left. I am just an old stump. I am sorry..."
"I don't need very much now," said the boy, "just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired."
"Well," said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, "Well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.
Remember the Love You Forever book?
"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."
And my favorite...
Good night room.
Good night moon.
Good night cow jumping over the moon.
Good night light and the red balloon.
Good night bears
Good night chairs
Good night kittens.
And good night mittens.
Good night clocks
And good night socks
Good night house
And good night mouse
Good night comb
And good night brush
Good night nobody
Good night mush
And good night to the old lady whispering "hush"
Good night stars
Good night air
Good night noises everywhere.
Next time I see you we will read The Velveteen Rabbit, okay?
Good night, Kieri...love you more than 16 bejillion orange and brown M&Ms that is keeping with my Fall decor...you know how I am a match freak.
You might be almost 22 but you will always be my baby girl that I can read to when your life is turned upside down. We have history together that I can't have with anyone but you. Sleep tight.