Many, many years later, the Israelites still lived in Egypt. A new Egyptian pharaoh had made them into slaves, but the number of Israelites continued to grow. So the evil pharaoh ordered that all Israelite baby boys be thrown into the Nile River!
One Hebrew mother could not bear to drown her beautiful baby boy. So she wove a sturdy basket in the shape of a tiny boat, and covered the outside with pitch and tar to make it watertight. Then she kissed her baby and set his basket afloat in the reeds along the Nile River. This was where Pharaoh's daughter bathed each day. Later that day, the princess heard the baby's cries in the reeds. "Bring me that basket," she said to her handmaidens. The baby's sister, Miriam, waited nearby. "Poor little thing," said the princess. "He must be a Hebrew baby."
"Shall I fetch a Hebrew woman to care for him?" asked Miriam hopefully. The princess agreed, and Miriam ran home and got her mother. The baby boy was spared! And his very own mother took care of him.
"I shall name him Moses," said the princess, "for I took him up out of the water." And she raised him as her very own son.
Love you more than a bunch of Roses, "Mammy"