To set the stage for this cute story: last week I broke a tooth and went to the dentist. The dentist discovered I had another tooth that had three cracks in it that needed immediate attention and the broken tooth could wait. So on Friday morning I was at the dentist getting my cracked tooth fixed. It broke during the repair which was okay as far as the dentist was concerned as it saved them extra work. So I came home with one tooth fixed and one to go. There was a fair bit of talk about cracked teeth.
In the wee hours of this morning I hear this little, “I think I broke my tooth!” come from the other side of the room. I jumped off Catherine’s bed and went to see what she might be talking about. She was all scared because, “my tooth is cracked”. I took a look and turns out she has her first loose tooth, one of the tiny front ones on the bottom. Where other children are all excited when they lose a tooth, Bernadette has been horrified at the prospect. When I told her her tooth was loose her eyes grew large with fear. “Then I’m not going to eat anything hard,” she said. When Catherine’s tooth is even just the slightest bit loose she doesn’t leave it alone until it’s out. Usually the same day or the next day. I can just see Bernadette taking a couple weeks to let her tooth fall out. What a difference in children, huh.
So amidst all Bernadette’s pain and suffering she still must undergo the rite of passage all young children face at her age, to sing that song, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.” Which is good as she’s received so many nice gifts already and her wish from the Wish Foundation is coming this week, that there really isn’t anything we can give her for Christmas that she won’t already have. Not that we can give her new teeth directly, that is Nature’s department. We’re just doing our best to cooperate with Nature.
I have a loose tooth. A wiggly, jiggly loose tooth.
I have a loose tooth, hanging by a thread.
So, I pulled my loose tooth, my wiggly, jiggly loose tooth.
I put it under my pillow and I went to bed.
But, someone took my loose tooth, my wiggly, jiggly, loose tooth.
And now I have a looney and a brand new tooth!
Bernadette, I have written you every day and have sent you a joke each day but as I am not very good at reading instructions (maybe because I’m old) I didn’t sign in each time I posted so you didn’t get them. So look for them because now I will be sure to sign in so you get them. Sending you a prayer hug (as I have every day). With love Virginia.
We heard from you how you home school your children…amazing in itself. What we are witnessing now is you and your family “home schooling” each of “us” as we read your journey as a family with your angel Bernadette. Each day we are reminded of your faith and resolve which in turn continues to strengthen ours.
Be assured we will continue to pray first and foremost for a miracle…and or…that Bernadette experience the eternal joy that we are all promised in heaven but she experience this same joy
now as an outward sign of God love for her.
Our prayers too will be that your entire family experience God’s love, the grace of Our Lord Jesus, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit as you continue with you journey with Bernadette.
Deloy and Linda