Sunday, February 17, 2008


A midnight visitor climbs into my bed
Burning up from fever
Arms and legs flailing wildly
I pull him close to me
shhhhhhh , it's OK mommy is here
Daddy administers another dose of medicine
I rock him gently
I feel his little body relax in my arms
His warm germ laden breath bounces off my face
I try to turn away
The little one protests with whimpers
Please oh please oh please
Mommy doesn't need you to share THIS.
Two days later I awake
My throat feels like someone took sandpaper to it
I can't swallow, chills and sweats.
Bug lays near me
It's OK mommy, I take care of you.


holly said...

oh i like this, but i hope you get better soon.

Mama Zen said...

Awwww, feel better soon Mommy!

the mother of this lot said...

What a kind and generous little boy you have!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh... what a gentle and tender little post... please get better quick. I'm feeling better now and it's your turn. I miss you.

Julie B said...

awww, hope your feeling better soon!

I have been fighting a bug as well, and I appear to be losing...just hoping to be better before the girls catch it!

Corey~living and loving said...

oh Autumn....what a beautiful post. Sad....but beautiful. I am sorry you are sick. that is never fun! I hope Bug takes good care of you.

mom24 said...

Oh, I love this! So well written!