Monday, May 09, 2005

The Day After

I had a great mothers day! Not a guilty feeling to be seen!

I meant to post this poem yesterday, but the day just got away from me. It's a poem that I carry around with me in my scriptures. I thought it was appropriate for this week that we're thinking about 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, the second taught you to live 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 an aim.
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first smile, the other dried your tears.
One gave you up, it was all that she could do.
The other prayed for a child, and was led right 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.
Happy Mothers day to both!


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful poem. I have not read it for years and was very moved by it. I hope your mothers day was wonderful. I agree with your earlier blog - I don't like hearing about all those "perfect" mom's it bugs big time.....

Jenn said...

That is such a beautiful poem. Really speaks to the heart. Thank you for sharing it and I enjoyedyour blog!

David Schantz said...

I saw this while blog surfing, then it kind of got away from me. Now that I've found it again I'd like to say it is a wonderful poem.
I was born in 1950 and put up for adoption at birth. My adoption papers show my birth Mothers name and says father unknown. I really know nothing about my birth Mother but the way the papers read I assume she was unwed. Think of how she would have been looked upon by the public in 1950. I'm sure she could have managed to get an illegal abortion but she carried me full term and gave birth to me. I was adopted by a loving family. Both of my adoptive parents have now passed away. I don't know what became of my birth Mother. I do know that I feel very lucky every Mothers Day knowing that I was loved by two wonderful ladies.

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