"I'd go up to the cliffs and watch for you. I stood there day...after day...after day."
"Did you ever want to give up" Little Fox asked.
"Sometimes," Mamma said, rubbing Little Fox's cheek with hers. "But I trusted that God knew you, and knew me, and knew when we'd fit perfectly together."
Little Fox paused, "How come I couldn't stay with the mother who had me?"
"She must have had very big reasons to give you up. She must have thought it was best for you."
"Did she have fur like mine? Eyes like mine?"
"Most likely." Mama smiled softly. "She mas have been as beautiful as you are handsome. I think she prayed like crazy that you would be safe , Little Fox. I think she prayed for me as much as I prayed for her." Mama's voice got all whispery. "And God answered both our prayers"
Little Fox smiled and then thought for a moment. "Mama, will you be my forever mama?"
"Always and forever. No matter what," she promised. "This is where you belong. Here, with me, my sweet child. You are mine. The best gift in the whole wide world. I will always love you and treasure you and celeb rate the day you came, the day that God found us you."
"Every night, I prayed for you, my special child. I prayed that your bones would be straight and your heart would be strong. But most of all I prayed that someday you would love God."
"We had to wait and wait and wait," she said. "It seemed like forever. We got your nursery ready, and I made up your crib. But still, no baby."
"Did you wonder if God would every give me to you?" Little Cub asked. "On the outside, I mean"
Mama laughed. "I wondered. But I knew you would come soon."
"Umm, Mama? I was wondering...Did you ever want a different baby? One like Samuel the seal or Fredrika the fox?"
"Never," Mama said. "Never, ever, ever. Your papa and I wouldn't trade you for the world."
"Why?" Little Cub asked.
"Why? Because God gave us you."