Don’t all grown up ladies celebrate Mother’s Day?

This past week we have been working on the Mother’s day projects at school. As one of my sweet girls was finishing hers up, she says,” I was thinking that maybe you would like a surprise for mother’s day. Would you like that?”

I smile and say,” But I”m not a mother!”

Sweet girl #2 says,” But you are married.” (Here we go again…..)

I then explain a few terms,” When you are married, you are a wife. You’re not a mother until you have a child.”

Sweet girl #1, ” So you don’t get a surprise on Mother’s day?”

As tempted as I am to put in a plug for a free gift, I clarify one more time,” I am not a mother. I”m a teacher, but not a mother. I am giving a present to my mother for Mother’s day, but I don’t have a child to give me a present for Mother’s day.”

“Oh. So you don’t need a surprise for that day?” askes sweet girl #1 for clarification.


“Well, you are kind of like our mother,” says sweet girl #2.

Ah, but not so much as your own mother, I think to myself. I am a trusted caregiver yes, but not actually a mother. Not this year, anyway….

One more detail….

She’s due in August, which means she’ll take her time picking, but also, if we are it, we will have a little time to prepare too!

Our agency says what yours does, Rachael–don’t do too much beforehand, and things will all fall into place. They recommend the 3 C’s– carseat, camera, clothes to be ready to take to the hospital. Then they say “Call your mother or 1 good friend ….when you get home with the baby, it will all be there. If it isn’t , call us and we have extras you can use!”

So there you have it! It’s all way too surreal. I’ll be sure to keep this “posted”….

Other random thought pertaining to this:

We have no girl name. We have a boy name, but no girl name!

If we need a girl name, I guess it’s a good problem to have!!

Someone Thinks We’ll Make Good Parents!!

OMG!! Talked to our case worker today–someone is seriously considering us for her unborn child!!!

Our caseworker wanted to give us a little background on her, in case she does pick us. She’s considering us and two other couples. Wow! Wow! Wow! We’ll know in a few weeks if we were picked. I can’t believe it is happening so fast. Now I know that nothing is for certain, and even if she did pick us it still might not go through. But this tells us that people are looking through our album and liking it!! (we are 2 kick-ass yearbook editors, afterall)

So overwhelmed right now–we have NOTHING for this child except a botle of detergent. Nothing to wash, no diapers, no car seat, nothing. I know it will all come together as it is supposed to–but this summer? Really? How Amazing!!! Anyone out there reading this, please pray for us!!