Hopin’ and wishin’

20 January 2009 at 10:15 am 1 comment

Last night was rough with our little stinker — she’s slightly sick, with a lesser version of the cold that knocked out her parents last week. But though a few more hours of sleep while she naps would be heaven, as soon as I woke up for her 7 a.m. feeding, I turned on the TV, made some café con leche, and settled in to watch history unfold.

If we didn’t have a three-week-old baby, we would have tried to make the drive. But waking up to a dusting of snow and seeing the crowds on TV made me thankful that we sheltered our poor sick baby. I can’t wait to explain the importance of this day to my daughter someday! We watched part of the History Channel’s biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., last night, keeping it on in the background as we cooked dinners for the rest of the week and fed our sick baby. I wished I could have sat down to watch the whole special; I got chills relistening to his speeches, and enjoyed seeing the photos of King relaxing with his children. I’m glad I saw what I did; it was a huge reminder of the significance of today’s events. 

My husband became a citizen last year, in time to register to vote. Suffice to say that my husband is Pakistani and has had to deal with the profiling at airports, and numerous other misunderstandings because of his culture & religion. We are hopeful that today’s events mean our daughter might face a more understanding climate as she grows up, that it might open doors that have been reluctant to open in our nation thus far. 

The Obamas just arrived at the White House, and Michelle Obama gave Laura Bush a journal and pen for her memoirs. A sweet touch, I think.

I think I’m going to pull out my own art and writing supplies and bring them into the living room to journal as I watch today’s events unfold. 

Finally, I’m bursting with other news: I won the Bella Wish giveaway this month! I can’t wait to wear her lovely art! 


I won! I won!

I won! I won!


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Wishes do come true… Of love & art

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  • 1. Tara  |  20 January 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Congrats on the win! I’m sorry your little one isn’t feeling well. Here’s a sick baby tip for you…Letting her sleep in her swing or carseat could help her drain stuff better if she’s really stuffy. Both of our kiddos spent many a night in their carseat when they were sick or had acid reflux. If you’re trying to get her to sleep in her crib you can put the carseat in the crib. It’s amazing what you can use a carseat for;) Good luck friend!


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