Friday, May 8, 2009

Legacy of an Adopted Child

There are several times a year that I think about a young woman I have never met. One who changed my life forever. This young lady, now an adult woman gave birth to my son. Through the selfless gift of adoption, she gave me the most precious gift; one that brings me joy each and every day of my life. His name is Jonathan.

Legacy of An Adopted Child
Author Unknown

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 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 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.

This Mothers Day I would like to pay tribute to the courageous, young women who give the precious gift of life first to a child, and then a family. Your sacrifice of love has changed the course of each of our lives. May God give you a special blessing this Mothers Day!

4 comments:

Crown of Beauty said...

What a touching post, Lisa. Adopted child stories always touch my heart deeply. One of my very close friends has an adopted child she loves so very dearly. An adopted child is special because he was chosen. And so are we.

Happy mother's day to you, LIsa.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Adoption is something that is special to me because my little brother (age 38!) was 5 weeks old when we adopted him. I think of his mother often. On his birthday each year - I think of her and wonder if she thinks about him. I am thankful that she allowed us to be his family.

Your son is a very blessed young man to have you and Randy for his parents.

Yolanda said...

A beautiful tribute and many women/men are blessed by those that sacrifice their hearts to allow their children a better home life.

Blessings,
Yolanda

Tammy said...

So beautiful!

I'm thankful for the mother who gave me life and my mom who showed me eternal life (Jesus).

I was adopted,too.