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11/09/06
I just love the gentle humor here! Emily's "cold speak" was perfectly rendered, and the bubble gum incident was just tender and sweet. Very nice.
I loved it! The word pictures, the "dialect," everything! Technical stuff aside - what an amazing picture of a loving mommy and a trusting little girl!

Thanks, and God bless,

Kevin
11/12/06
Been there, done that! (minus the stick of bubble gum genius) ;) What we won't think of in a panic for our kids!

Perfect POV, dialogue and emotion from a well seasoned writer! ;)

Loved it.

11/12/06
A messy situation for Doctor Mom.. But such a blessing. Good story, Great read.. Well done.
11/12/06
been on the end of the meds. Loved it though. I was sounding like Emily for the past couple of weeks--just without the liquid cold meds.

Great job.
Very creative & lots of humor here...Yes, the role of "doctor" is only one hat that busy moms wear & are on call 24/7. Great job!
What mother couldn't relate to this well-told story? This was a very enjoyable read. Well done.
11/15/06
Very, very nice!!!!
Even as dad and grandpa I've pulled that shift. You hit the nail on the head. Besides all the mechanical stuff you do so well, I really enjoyed the story and hearing the heart of the author. God bless.
Wow, this was great! Being a dad, I've done this when my daughter and wife were sick, and I've been the dad in this story as well. Great writing.
11/15/06
I can definitely relate to this and it made me smile. Well written and well done! Thanks for sharing this.
11/15/06
Very cute story Lynda. The end didn't wrap it up as much as I would have liked, but the rest of it made me smile.
11/16/06
I thought you wrapped it up really well in the end with that statement that 'Mommy is a job I wouldn't trade for anything in the world'. GREAT writing, as always!
11/28/07
Lynda, I just read this as I'm editing the Unsung Heroes book. Honestly, who else would think of putting a piece of bubble gum in a bottle of cold medicine? You are a "mom-lit" natural. Everything about this was a treat to read. Thanks for the smile. Love, Deb