CHANCE: Mommie, what is a birth certificate?

MOMMIE: (surprised of the question, but she answered him anyway) A birth certificate is a piece of paper that is made when a baby is born. It is a proof that everything about him or her is in that paper.

CHANCE: Like…my name, the day and the place where I was born, your name, and…and…the name of my daddie too?

MOMMIE: Yes, Chance. That’s all written there.

CHANCE: Mommie, do I have a birth certificate? Can I see it?

MOMMIE: (choosing the right words so a toddler could understand) Chance, when you came to mommie, and when I saw you for the first time, I instantly fell in love with you. All mommie did was to hold you close to my heart. I did not even think of looking for your birth certificate. It might got lost when you ride in the airplane. But you know what? Everything about you is written here, in mommie’s heart.

CHANCE: (although somewhat disappointed) It’s ok, mommie. It is just a piece of paper. It can get lost, or get wet in the rain, or blown away by the wind. I know that everything about me, they are all written in your heart, and will never get lost.

MOMMIE: That’s right, Chance. You will always be in mommie’s heart. And everyday, mommie will write some more about you, and keep it inside my heart so it will not get lost.

CHANCE: I love you, mommie!



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