Margeaux: So you wished for 4 children?
Khalil: How did you know you wanted to wish for 4 children?
Me/Mom: On a night when the moon was its fullest, I went outside to say my prayers to God. I said God I know there must be beautiful children who need me. Send them.
Briana: You went outside in the moonlight, is that how you learned that poem? And you taught it to us?
Me/Mom: Well, I learned the poem many years ago, but had forgotten it until that night. When I prayed and wished and hoped for you. And yes everyone should know at least one moon poem (smile).
Gregory: So how did you know 4 was a good number to wish for?
Me/Mom: I didn't know at first. God put that number in my heart. But I didn't know that until the very last child arrived...you.
Margeaux: Are you happy you got your wish?
Me/Mom: I am beyond happy. God chose me to be your Mother. You chose me to be your Mother. I chose to be your Mother. Some Mothers can't be mothers. They are not able to take care of children, so they depend on other Mothers to raise them and love them. I am your Mother, you were born in my heart. I will always be grateful to the women who gave birth to you because they trusted me to love you in their stead.
Margeaux: What does stead mean?
Me/Mom: It means in their place.
At this point of our enchanted story they begin reciting how they came one by one with their own story and it always ends with and God sent us home to be with our Mother who wished and prayed for Us 4 under a full moon one night long ago...
I see the moon
the moon sees me
God Bless the moon
God bless me.