Monday, May 13, 2013

How BOY petitioned GOD for GIRL and other Mothering tales

I will never forget my first Mother's Day as a mother, nor the many years of painful Mother's Days in which I was not a mother. If an amazing young woman hadn't come into our lives, and chosen myself and my husband to be the adoptive parents to her baby, I would not be a Mother. My son came to us by the blessing of adoption. I have no doubt that our daughter came to us only because our son had a pow-wow with God.  I imagine it going something like this:

BOY: Hey God! Hey you, God man?!
GOD: Yep. I'm here.
BOY: I'm having a pretty good life, but it's missing something. Do you think you could help me out? I'm a bit...bored.
GOD: mmm...another ADHD kid, eh? 
BOY: You KNOW IT, God.
GOD: Well, what would you like me to do?
BOY: I'd like a sister, and NOW, if you don't mind.
GOD: Well, you know you'd be pretty close in age. Like...9 months and 27 days.
BOY: It's OK. I can handle it.
GOD: Maybe you could, but I'm not too sure about your parents.
BOY: Oh, no worries! I got that covered.
GOD: Well, I do see that you are rather an active and social fellow.
BOY: Oh, you saw me crawling over all those moms at play group? And, keening for 6 weeks every night with colic?
GOD: Yes. I also saw your parents drinking a lot of Jack Daniels.
BOY: So, you see! I need a sister, right?
GOD: Seriously?
BOY: Yes, GOD, I really do. My parents would LOVE it. Oh, OH... and my mom could carry us under each arm like footballs! She'd have awesome, pumped-up, arms.
GOD: You've got a point.
BOY: I thought you would get that.
GOD: Yes...well, I think this calls for a very special GIRL. 
BOY: A sister who will adore me?
GOD: Yes. And, whom you will adore.
BOY: Great! I am ready.
GOD: But, be kind to your Mama. She might get a little nutty.
BOY: That's OK. Nutty moms ROCK!

And, with that...GIRL was conceived. And, love overfloweth...
A few of my favorite Mothering Posts that describe the journey:

Photo of JCK holding her BOY and pregnant with GIRL- May 2004

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  1. I did not know this story! I totally believe it. Also... we have that exact GIRL bathing suit. Did we get it from you?!?!?

  2. Glad to hear I rock. I absolutely LOVE that photo of you holding BOY.

  3. I love your beautiful blog I really liked your article as it is very interesting to read thank you.


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