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.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

shit, redux

Annika is bleeding again. Again, she's at the ER with daddy while I'm home packing to go back to Chicago. This is NOT supposed to be happening. We were supposed to have a 2-week window of no-bleed safety. Sweet Annika, my wondrous, dimpled little hellion, you are scaring the bejeezus out of us, what little bejeezus we had left, anyway.


Anonymous Jamie said...

I'm so sorry. :o( I don't even know what else to say. I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

11/19/2005 7:07 PM  
Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

We're thinking about you here, too. I'm so sorry!

11/19/2005 7:16 PM  
Blogger mc said...

De-lurking to say how sorry I am for you and your family... Poor Annika. She'll be in our thoughts.

11/19/2005 7:16 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Well, crap. Prayers from here to you.

11/19/2005 8:07 PM  
Blogger liz said...

And here.

11/19/2005 8:29 PM  
Blogger corndog said...

Still sending prayers and good thoughts your way.

11/19/2005 8:38 PM  
Blogger Jenevieve said...

Prayers here, too. Crap, and double crap.

11/19/2005 10:19 PM  
Blogger Sarahlynn said...

Anxiety ball in my stomach. Oh, Annika, you are in my prayers, little one.

Moreena, you have such a gift for writing your reality so well that your family - all technically strangers to me - feels like people I know well and care about very much.

11/20/2005 12:33 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Oh, Moreena, I am so sorry to hear this. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

11/20/2005 1:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wir denken an Euch und halten die Daumen weiter fest gedrückt
miklós, judit und martin

11/20/2005 1:57 AM  
Anonymous Beanie Baby said...

Moreena I am so so sorry.

I'll send all my spare bejeezus in the direction of Chicago. And much thought and love.

11/20/2005 6:42 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers, moreso now than ever. Hang in there.

11/20/2005 7:25 AM  
Blogger allison said...

just adding to the prayers...

11/20/2005 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Candace said...

Oh, yikes. I'm so sorry you're going through all of this again and so soon.

11/20/2005 8:50 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oh Moreena, Prayers for Annika, strong prayers.

11/20/2005 11:25 AM  
Blogger moxiemomma said...

i'm with beanie baby--all my spare bejeezus coming your way.

take care.

11/20/2005 11:27 AM  
Blogger angie said...

Thinking about all of you! UGH! I am so sorry!

11/20/2005 12:50 PM  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

Our thoughts are with you, always.

11/21/2005 12:56 PM  

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