Legacy of an Adopted Child

"Once there were two women, who barely knew each other. One is in your heart forever, the other you'll 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 how to live it. The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it. One gave you nationality, the other gave you a name. One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim. One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears. One gave you a family, it was what God intended for her to 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 a product of? Neither my darling...neither, just two different kinds of love". - Unknown

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of our friends and family who we love dearly!!! Dennis and I have been extremely blessed to have such amazing women in our lives who have shown us the unconditional love of a mother. On the top of the list of amazing women, of course, are our Mom's. We can't even begin to explain our love for them and the gratitude that we have for all that they have done for us, not only individually as their children, but also for us as we have started our own family. Today is special for me as it is my first Mother's Day. When I look back to this time last year, I thought I was going to be the mother of a little boy named Alexander. But, God had another plan and through all of the sadness and questioning and fear, we were given another blessing and gift in Logan. Even though it has only been 7 months that we have had him home with us, I can't imagine life without him and now understand God's plan that seemed so hard to explain at the time. It feels like Logan has been with us forever. I am so thankful and honored that God chose this child for us. I just pray every day that I am the mother he needs me to be for Logan. Today has been a day of reflection for me. I have reflected over the past 7 months on how much Logan has blossomed and know that he will continue to amaze us every day. I have reflected over how much our lives have changed for the better and know that this is only the beginning. I have reflected on how blessed we are to have such a supportive family, who is always there for us and the love I see in their eyes when they are with Logan is breathtaking and indescribable. I have reflected on how none of this would have been possible if it were not for Logan's birthmother. In our home today, we have celebrated two women - two mothers. We will never forget Logan's birthmother and will make sure that Logan knows how much she loved him. She chose to give him life and a family who could give him the life she wanted for him to have, that she could not provide. She gave us the child that we had prayed for and dreamed of for years. She made me a mother. For that, I am forever grateful. Happy Mother's Day!