Monday, October 23, 2006


When Nicky was born Nate's favorite book was Flap Your Wings. It's the story of a pair of birds who come home to find a strange egg in their nest. They are quite sure it's not their egg, but they keep the egg warm, feed the baby that hatches and teach him to fly. The baby turns out not to be a bird at all.

On one of the many nights we sat at Nicky's bedside while he was in the NICU, Kim said "I feel a little like mother and father bird, we have this creature in our nest, he's not quite what we expected but he's in our nest so we have to feed
him and teach him how to fly." Suddenly I knew that everything was going to be all right. And it has been.

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