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.