Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Birth Mother's Day!

I just found out that today is officially Birth Mother's Day.  Today, I will be sending up prayers for the birth mother of our baby.  With our referral most likely coming to us in the next month or two, it is very probable that this woman has already given birth to our baby.  I have no idea what her circumstances are, how old she is, what she's like or what she looks like, but I'm deeply grateful that she has chosen to give her child life--and because she has, our hearts will be forever connected.

Once there were two women who never knew eachother.
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 one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love, and 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 sought for you a home that she could not provide,
The other prayed for a child and her hope was not denied.
And now you ask me through your tears
The age-old question through the years,
Heredity or environment--
Which are you a product of?
Neither, my darling--neither;
Just two different kinds of love.
--Author Unknown

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