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Monday, February 06, 2006

Mothers Love

Once there were two women who never knew each other.
One you do not remember, the other you call mother.
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name.
One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim.

Two different lives shaped to make yours one.
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears.

The first gave you life, 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 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 Enviornment, which are you a product of?
Neither my darling, neither, Just two different kinds of love."

-Anonymous

2 comment(s):

welch said...

thanks Lori. I think I am going to send that to my best friend and his wife. They are the adoptive parents of one and working on adopting #2.

Kjj said...

What a beautiful perspective!