Sunday, May 09, 2010

Alternative Momhood

At the hospital yesterday, one of the nurses was wearing a gorgeous scrub top: blue and green batik with a sea-turtle pattern. When I complimented her on it, she told me a wonderful story.

Several years ago, she and her husband vacationed in Mexico. One evening they were strolling along a beach which happened to be a sea-turtle nesting site. The baby turtles were hatching, and someone called out to them, "Hey! Want to help us carry baby turtles to the water?"

So the nurse and her husband helped baby turtles reach the safety of the ocean, as birds alert for tasty pickings circled overhead. Of course, other hazards awaited the babies in the water, but their human friends had given them a head start.

I love this story. All of us can parent younguns somehow, even if it's just on the spur of the moment. Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:18 AM

    Happy Mother's Day to you too - I'm glad to know from your next post that it was a healing one and not a hurtful one.

    Peace (and good luck with the class and the grading,



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