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!