Saturday, March 24, 2007

Legacy of an adopted child


Once there were two women
Who never knew each other
One you do not remember
The other you call, "mother"

Two different lives
Shaped to make your one
One became your guiding star
The other became your sun

The first gave you life
The other taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love
The second was there to give it

One gave you a nationality
The other gave you a name
One gave you the seed of talent
The other gave you aim

One gave you emotions
The other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile
The other dried your tears

One gave you up
It was all she could do
The other prayed for a child
God lead her straight to you

Now you ask me through your tears
The age old question through the years
Heredity or environment
Which are you the product of?

Neither, my darling, neither
Just two different kinds of love

Author Unknown


This hits every string in my heart at this strong moment. The unknown is ahead. Is there a baby waiting for us? We will move when God says go.

In a deeper part of my heart the words touch somewhere sweet. Two women came together to see that I had a home. A birth mom and "my" mom, forever, I am in love. Two women, one love.

3 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

That is beautiful! Hubby and I are at a crossroads of sorts- wondering if we should have another baby or adopt, the answer isn't clear right now, and we are excited to find out just what is ahead!

Steph

Karina said...

That is soo exciting! I have wanted to adopt a Korean girl but the cost are sooo high........

marcie burleson said...

That was awesome!!!