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"Adopting one child won't change the world; but for that child, the world will change."

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Forever and Ever

Last Sunday was Homecoming at our church. Billy and I seated the kids at a large round table while we went through the line to make them plates. A lady at our church sat down at our table. Zippy was standing in the seat of her chair yelling across the room to me and pointing at the lady. I quickly let Zippy know it was ok and that lady could sit with us. The lady later told me that when she sat down at the table, Zippy turned to her and said "I already have a Mommy!" while pointing across the room to me! On the surface her statement was really cute but then again the core of it is really sad. So far Mommies have been easy come, easy go in her short life. I guess in kid terms, we showed up at the park one day and now we are their parents. So, it does make sense that Zippy would be concerned when a sweet, smiling woman sits down beside her at church. It looks like I will have to keep telling her each night when I lie down in bed with her that I will be her Mommy forever and ever.

1 comment:

  1. She looks like a little angel standing there on the stairs in white! What a blessing to have her in your life.
    I can well imagine that hearing her say that would have actually been pretty heart wrenching. She will hopefully understand soon that you are her mommy for good now.
    Hugs and take care!