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Saturday, May 12, 2007

My Child

A woman labored to bring you into the world...I was not there.
A woman offered you your first nourishment...I was not there.
A woman held your tiny body and rocked you to sleep...I was not there.
Not there in body but oh, I was there with you.
We were joined together on the day you came into this world, joined by that sweet, invisible red thread. Held tightly together by circumstance, by love, by pure magic.
It would be years before I saw your face, years in which we both endured heartache. You longing for a forever family, me, longing for YOU. I knew you long before I held your hand for the first time.
Yes, there was another who brought you into this world but I am your Mother in every sense of the word. I love you unconditionally. I will love you forever. You are my child.
My child...

20 comments:

Gretchen said...

I love this tender, amazing post. You have such a way with words, my friend. Happy, Happy Mother's Day. Thanks for mothering us all when we need it and for accepting our mothering, as well. (((hugs)))

PEA said...

Absolutely beautiful! Happy Mother's Day dear friend! xoxo

Andi said...

Oh what a beautiful, loving post...just like you my sweet Sue! How very lucky and blessed your children are...and you...to have found your way to each other.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jen said...

Happy Mother's Day Sue!

Rhoda said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, dear Sue. You're an amazing lady & I'm so glad we met.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Sheila said...

Congratulations on finding your chosen children.
You are an inspiration to us all.
Your unconditional love shows in the confident smiling faces of your children.
I'm proud to know you.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY..
love and big hugs
Sheila
xx

Jolene George said...

What a wonderful sweet post Sue. You are such a terrific mom and I can promise you that your kids would agree whole heartedly. Your love for each other in unconditional.

Naturegirl said...

Beautifully written so much heart and love....Happy Mothers Day dear heart!
hugging you NG

The French Nest said...

Beautiful Post!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

This one brought tears to my eyes. What a blessed girl she is to have you for a mom. A most warm and happy Mother's Day to you. (((hugs)))

Betty Jo said...

Happy, Happy Mother's Day Sue! Your post is sooooooo precious and straight from your loving heart. It brought tears to my eyes. xoxo

Pamela said...

tickles down my spine, and trickles in my eyes.

Robin Sherwood frecklefarm said...

Happy Mothers day,
best
Robin

Chris said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

The Decorated House said...

Your sweet children know how lucky they are to have the wonderful parents they have. And of course you know how blessed you are to have 2 such fantastic kids. The joy is that you found each other.
Hope you had a great Mother's Day!
Donna

PAT said...

Hello dear Sue...You speak from your heart! This post is amazingly beautiful!! Thank you!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet, SWEET poem. I tell you, people who adopt children will have a special place in Heaven!!!

Hope you had a Mother's Day that was as wonderful, sweet and special as you are!!!

Southern Heart said...

Sue, that was lovely and touching, and brought a tear to my eye. I hope that you had the most wonderful Mother's Day ever!

Andrea

"Early Bird" said...

Such a lovey tribute...both this one and the one on Mothering...you are such a sweetheart!
:)

smilnsigh said...

Beautiful... Beautiful... Beautiful.

Mari-Nanci