Sunday, May 11, 2008

MOTHER ENCHANTED: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Adopting children is one of the greatest joys ever known. It is a miracle. It is God's handiwork up close. However there are challenges. Adopted children come with this sense of not belonging anywhere. A sense of not being wanted. That is their truth at their core, someone...a Mother did not want them, for whatever reasons. So I decided to create for them their own divine, mystical story of being purposely chosen to be my children. It is our own enchanted story:

Margeaux: So you wished for 4 children?
Me/Mom: Yes.
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
and
God bless me.

16 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

That is so beautiful Lovebabz! What a blessing you are.Happy Mothers Day!

Rich said...

That is beautiful. They are a blessed group of children. Happy Mother's Day.

pserendipity said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Lovebabz said...

Hey Sister MizR,
Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day too!

Brother Fitzgerald,
Thank you very much, but I am the blessed one!

Soror Pseredipity,
Thank you and I hope your Day was wonderful too!

alto artist said...

What a beautiful, perfect day! Your children are amazing gifts. Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

--aa.

Tony OH said...

Happy Mothers Day Babz and you truly are Gods special Angel...May he continue to Bless you immeasurably.

Peace and Blessings

Lovebabz said...

Hello Alto Artist,
Thank you. It was indeed a perfect day!

Hello Tony OH!
From your lips to God's ear! Thank you for the kind sentiments!

laurie said...

Aww. You made me cry. In a good way. ;-) Hoping you had the loveliest of Mother's Days.

Rex Venom said...

Very loving moments!
Rock on!

Lovebabz said...

Happy Mother's Say Laurie! I hope you have a lovely day too!

Rex Venom,
Thank you so much. I love when you come by...it makes me feel cooler than I am!

The Artist In Me said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Ahhh...what a wonderful dialogue to have with your children. What a blessing!Keep up the good work, inspiring others to do the same!

Sharon said...

Okay so as I sit here with HAPPY tears streaming down my cheeks I only have this to say...

"I have never in life been exposed to a more enchanting birth story. You are my Mommy Idol!"

Luther Vandross and Gregory Hines sang is best, "There's Nothing Better Than Love!"

Lovebabz said...

Hello Sister Artist,
Thank you for the kind words adn all your support!

Hey Sharon,
Welcome back!!!!! You were MISSED!
Mommy idol...you silly woman! You would have told a much better story and you know it!

Anali said...

Oh this is such a beutiful story! Belated Happy Mother's Day!

sista gp said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day 4 times over

The moon has always sparked my interest. I had no idea why until I wrote this one evening.

Piecake said...

Really, truly, beautiful.

Happy Mother's Day (belated)