Wednesday, September 26, 2007

How did we get so lucky?

On Friday
my daughter's pre-K teacher
pulled me aside
we are studying families
what is the best way to discuss your family?

I waited...
history running through me
for the foot to fall
the nervousness about other families
what other parents might say
I waited...
and no foot fell
we want to use the words that Torin knows
That she is proud of - that all of you use.
Wow - amazing...
Mommy and Mama works for us
we just tell little ones
that there are many kinds of families
if you want we can also frame a discussion about sperm donors
what? Did I hear this correctly...
In the past we have talked about donors
for other families
for example a mom and dad family that needed a donor
Wow...she didn't say straight, or normal or regular..
Sure, we have always told the kids that we needed something
like "chemicals" from a man
that we did not have
to help make her
In the past, we have said, someone wanted
to help your parents become a family
and offered a gift to help
Stunned I smiled
I trust you
I am sure whatever you say will be perfect for the kids
and thank you
How did we get so lucky?
so blessed
so protected
When did the world change?
and faith
The world is slowly changing

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At September 26, 2007 10:10 AM , Blogger Jamie said...

Wow, how incredibly cool. The world is definitely changing. We're even finding that down here in the blue dot in North Carolina!!

At October 11, 2007 2:32 PM , Blogger MB said...

Right on. Love that story...

At October 25, 2007 2:12 PM , Blogger Clementine said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing!


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