One day Anni was twirling and singing one of her original compositions.
"It's my gift!" she declared.
Dizzy, she fell with spectacular gracelessness.
Laying on her back on the tile floor she began flapping her arms and legs
as if she were making a snow angel.
"Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Cliff is here!


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Originally uploaded by moreena.
My cousin, Cliff, was the donor for Annika's second transplant. I'm so glad they're getting a chance to develop a relationship. Annika doesn't quite understand it all yet, and we're not forcing it on her - after all, it is a bit of a mind-blower even at 35 - but she knows there's something special about him.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

Great picture! It must be exciting to see them together. Cliff is a true hero. Anna knows that I gave her, her new liver, but I can't wait untill she really understands it all! We will always have that conection, it is truely a miracle!

7/03/2005 4:12 PM  
Blogger PPB said...

Great picture---you can even see a little family resemblance. He's one cool dude.

7/04/2005 8:32 AM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Yay for Cliff! She'll be so awed when she finally understands. What an amzing bond to have.

7/09/2005 12:40 PM  

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