David (and Daddy) Interlude (III)
Two moments stand out in my mind:
1)On the last day of my visit, we took David to Ft. Belvoir for his two-month check up and immunizations. After the doctor examined him, we decided not to get him dressed again while we waited in line for him to receive his shots, but rather jsut wrapped him in a blanket. I rearranged the blanket to look like a toga, and raised his little arm and in a baby's voice said, "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears!" Maybe you had to be there, but it was pretty darn cute.
2) While Marya drove her visiting sister to the airport, the David and I got to spend some quality time together. While he was awake, I laid David down lengthwise on a pillow, and lay down next to him. My weight on the bed caused him to roll over at a 45 degree angle, so that he was facing me. We spent about fifteen minutes nose-to-nose, with David smiling widely the whole time. I think that when I am lonely in Iraq, this will be the memory of David that comes to mind to lift my spirits.
Anyhow, here are two pictures from that too-short visit.