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September 23, 2008



Moreena, I'm so sorry this is the latest twist in your story....I'm joining everyone else is sending wishes into the universe for the transplant to work just fine this time.


I have been reading the blog for a long time, but have never commented. I have to, at this time, send my very best wishes, the equivalent of a hug.


May Annika outlive you, may you live to see her children have children.
Hugs and more hugs.

Jane Dark

Hugs and prayers, and thank you for the update.


Moreena, I am so sorry for the bad news. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.


I'm a long time lurker to your blog, and I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you, Annika and the rest of your family. Sending good thoughts your way.

Lisa M

I am so sorry, for you, Anni, Frankie and Jorg. I'm praying, wishing and hoping for just the right liver to make it's way to you.


I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry

holding hopes in my heart for Annika


I'm holding all of you in the light and praying that Anni is goldilocks!


I truly believe that this little super girl can beat any odds, no matter that numbers. Here is another virtual friend sending positive thoughts and perfectly matched livers your way.


Everyone who reads your words here comes to love you, Annika, and your entire family, Moreena. We will be here with love and prayers as Anni's story moves forward.


Your little girl has been so amazing thus far, I can only believe she will continue to amaze. I hope that new liver comes soon, and that it's perfect for her.


Damn it.

Damn it.


Praying God's blessings for Annika (and family, of course). I've read your blog for a while now and just want to say that you are a strong, strong woman! Annika has an awesome mommy!


Oh Moreena.

I hope she gets the fastest jump up the list EVER. And that the third time really is the charm.

And that Cliff and his wife get to hold their baby boy any second now, too.

Michelle Jack's Mom LF

Praying for Anni as always, that the 3rd time is the charm, that she gets the perfect liver so very quickly!


Thinking of all of you.


More good thoughts pouring your way from our house....


Oh...a thousand hugs and prayers.




Thinking and praying for Annika and all of you.


Praying here as are both my congregations.




Rev Dr Mom

Hugs and prayers and good thoughts...for all of you.

Stephanie in AR

I've been reading since the Club days but seldom comment. Several years ago my mother was a donner & most of the recipients were in your part of the world. It has been beautiful, sad, and hopeful to read how much a donation has meant to your family. I am praying for Anni and for her future donor's family. Praying for strength & peace & comfort. There will be so much before there is healing for everyone involved.

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Falling Down, November 2004

  • Balloon in hand, my 4-year-old
    twirled across the kitchen floor,
    singing nonsense words
    in her own key.
    "It's my gift!" she declared
    to the world at large, which
    was really only me,
    sitting at the table. Enough
    twirling, and she lost
    her balance, tumbling
    to the floor in a theatrical
    slapstick of elbows and knees.

    She lay on her back
    for a few seconds,
    at the textured ceiling
    with the mysterious
    spaghetti sauce stain.
    Suddenly she
    flapping her arms and legs
    there on the floor, as if to swish
    the imaginary snow
    into a snow angel.

    "Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

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