Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sick...

Well, it seems at least one of us has been sick since we got home. I think Kiara got what Vera brought out of the orphanage, then gave it to Ryan. Then, Kiara got another bug, Ryan is kind of feeling it and now Vera has it full force. Luckily, I have yet to get anyone else's sickness. But, I am sure it is just a matter of time...I have kissed many tear and snot covered cheeks! (Sorry, that was kind of gross!)

Vera woke up this morning at 5 AM with a fever. So, after giving her some medicine, I was rocking her in her room. As I sat there and looked at her precious face, I couldn't help thinking about what it was like for her when she was sick in the orphanage. Was there someone there to hold and rock her? Or, did she just have to lay there alone? Thankfully, now she will always have someone to hold her and take care of her. It makes me sad for all the orphans that are still out there...

Thankfully, she wasn't a crab the whole day. She still was cute!

4 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh Nichole! She just looks sick in that first photo. I think that's what I look like when I'm sick! That makes me sad too to think of the other orphans out there who don't have anyone to hold them when they are sick. It makes me sad for Vera and my little guy too for the times that they just lay there not feeling well with no one to comfort them. I'm so glad that she was happy for part of the day despite having a fever... and that she was able to be rocked and comforted too! Seems like everyone has had it here too (just colds) but me. I'm thinking the same as you, it's just a matter of time!

Dani said...

That first picture is amazing...so many colors between her hair, cheeks, nose, and eyes! I can't wait to be there...getting so antsy!

Holli said...

hope she feels better SOON! Have fun with your sis!

Amy said...

She may be sick, but I can tell she's putting on some weight!! Go Vera!