As I was tucking Zoey into bed tonight, she hugged me sweetly and said, "I can't wait to be a mom." I was so touched because until 18 months ago, she was in an orphanage and learning to be in a family has been a process for her. I thought it was so wonderful to hear that she was identifying herself with a nurturing role and wanting to provide it to some children of her own.
That train of thought was short-lived as, with eyes sparkling, she looked at me and said, "Yeah. When I'm a mom I can stay up late."