14 September 2008

I Could Be a Mom

A few years ago, I was pretty sure I didn't want to have children...and I was very firm in that...

Cutting oranges for half-time at the football game.

Yesterday, making food for complaining kids and not totally hating them in the end.

Listening as they spoke (quickly and in Swahili) with excited tones about PhotoBooth...loving the high, squeaky, joy-filled laughter of 14- and 15-year-old boys.

Today, searching for one of the Oasis kids who is in a boarding school now--just to hug her and say hello.

Listening to Chris and James laugh and joke while playing soccer out front...

These things make me want to be a mom...make me want to enjoy the good moments (and remember them to help me get through the rough times!)


Jessica Torres said...

Yes, you could totally be a mom! And a good one!

Mama Oasis said...

Allison...I AlWAYS wanted to be a mom. I thought my life would be about volunteering in my kid's classrooms at school, baking cookies and helping with homework.

Then, somewhere in my mid-forties, after trying for years... one day I woke up and I realized in amazement...that it was too late and I would never be a mom. Devastation!

But, then..not too much later, I found out that God had another plan for me...a better plan than I could have EVER imagined for myself. And...I don't think anybody would dare to tell me that I am NOT a mom now!

So, who knows what is in store for you...you may or may not have your own biological kids. But, the truth is that you don't have to grow them yourself to be their mom. So, fear not, my friend...You WILL be a mom...I have no doubt about it. And let me tell you....there is NOTHING on earth that can compare with a kid (even a big ex-streetboy kid) looking at you and saying "Mom...."

Love you....thanks for "mothering" my boys and girls in my absence!

Suefalla said...

YOu totally can borrow my kids when you are back home to get a taste of being a mom to swissalino kids.

I totally believe you are gonna be a great mom one day, I mean you even love kids who are not yours!

Julie Hibbard said...

If you are a mom...what does that make me? Yikes!
You will be the best mom to the most perfect, smart, articulate, loving, happy little children.
And, in the mean time, you are getting PLENTY of practice on mothering all those children in Kenya.
And on Chris!

PETE Di LALLO said...

I never doubted it for a minute!