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Friday, March 4, 2011

Everyone needs a mom when they are sick

As I was sitting up all night last night with Bree, fighting her 105 degree fever, it suddenly hit me that Kareen has never had someone to comfort her when she was sick.

Last night Bree had a mom to hold her and comfort her while trying to cool her body down, and she had a dad at her side who was right next to her holding her hand. She had a mom and dad to hold her hair out of her face as she was throwing up and to cuddle her until she could get comfortable enough to fall asleep for a few minutes. Kareen has never had this.

Even though I am grown and I am now the mom, I still remember those feelings of being taken care of by my mom when I was sick. There is just something about your mom taking care of you when you are sick that makes it all a little more bearable. I sat holding Bree last night looking into her face as she was moaning and trying to get comfortable, and was thinking how sad it would be to be sick as a child and have no one to care for you. Yes, I am sure there are orphanage doctors and staff that try to care for the children when they are sick and they may meet the childs medical needs, but it just isn't the same as a mom and a dad who can provide the love and comfort too. We pray every night that Kareen is safe and healthy, because we have no idea what her current condition is. We pray that somehow in her little 4 year old heart she will know that she has a family who is doing everything they can to get to her soon so that she will know what it is like to have a mom and a dad to hold her and comfort her the next time she is sick.


  1. It's so true, what a sweet thought for your daughter. I'm sure she can feel your love for her. Praying she comes home ASAP.

  2. So, so true. Makes me cry. There's something so different and special about a mom. xoxoxo

  3. I hope Bree feels better very soon...that sounds miserable! And I can't wait until Kareen has a mommy of her own. Alina has been sick this week, too...and she's turning 4 next week...she'd be due for transfer about now. It has been hard thinking about what things must have been like for her for the first three years of her life, and what she would have faced had we not come for her! You'll have your new little girl in your arms soon...

  4. This makes me cry! I hope my cute little Annie Bree is feeling better. As OLD as I am, I can still remember my mom being at my side and comforting me when I wasn't feeling well. You're such a GREAT mom! I feel that Kareen is already feeling of your love for her! Love you!

  5. I often think of Frederick and the fact that he, and all the orphanage kids, don't get mom snuggles. It hits me especially when my youngest is up to nurse in the night and I just love those sweet, sleepy baby snuggles and I just feel so broken that there are SO many children who don't have that. So grateful that there will be more who DO have mom snuggles soon - praying we can get to our LOs in EE soon.