I am yet to be a mom, but tonight I felt like I got to experience what it is to be a mom and to put a child to bed.
|Left to Right: Mackenly and Carlos|
After dinner tonight at the mission I showered and got ready for bed. I went to our staff lounge and was awaiting a telephone call, so I decided to wander downstairs to our clinic. We were having a movie night with the kids on campus. I first noticed that one of our MC kids was literally passed out asleep on the concrete. Through the room of children, I spotted Mackenly. Mackenly is one of the kids I have recently been bonding with recently and spent some of the day hanging out with. I saw him sitting on the side wall with a space next to him and so I went over to sit next to him. I started scratching his back and he immediately laid down on my lap and within minutes he fell asleep. So I picked him up and carried him back to his room where one of the nurses/mamas of the MC took him.
I came back and picked up Carlos who was fast asleep on the concrete and carried him back to the room and into his bed. As I walked into his room, I had to help Mackenly set up his bed and blew him a kiss goodnight and whispered “Bon We”, which is good night in Creole.
It’s moments like those that make me excited to be a mom one day. Moments like those that allow me to love like a mother to these motherless children of the Miriam Center. It’s those moments that make me thankful for the love Christ has shown me that allows me to love these children as He loves me. I am truly thankful that I get to pour and invest into Mackenly and Carlos.
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