Thursday, August 28, 2008

Adoption Poem

A poem that was shared with me - from one adoptive mother to another [thanks Aunt Eileen!]. 

To my sweet Max: let me emphasize how much you are both your mothers!

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 yours one
One became your guiding star
The other became your sun

The first gave you life
And the second taught you to live in 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 gave you up - it was all that she could do
The other prayed for a child
And God led her straight to you

And 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



Becky said...

This is amazing!! Makes me love you and Emily even more. Tissues please!

Britt said...

Very cool poem!!

I am soooo glad you have one of these blog things, I was told a long time ago you were going to put Max's (amazing) story on here,and I was reading Kristen's today and saw you commented on one of her posts!! I read EVERY one TWICE!!! Max is getting so big, and so cute!! I can't wait to see him : ) Jen you are such a cool mom!!

Love Britt

four4now said...

Thanks for, ONCE AGAIN, making me cry.

Max - you rock.
Love, Aunt Kristen