Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Legacy of an Adopted Child

I saw this poem the other day and loved it!

Legacy of an Adopted Child
Once there were two women, neither knew the other
One you do not remember, the other you call mother.

One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name
One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim.

Two very different lives shaped yours into one
One became your guiding star, the other was your sun.

One gave you emotions, and one calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears.

The first gave you life, the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it.

One gave you up—it was all that she could do,
The other prayed for a child—God led her straight to you.

And now you ask me through your tears,
The age-old question of all the years,
Heredity or Environment, which are you a product of?

Neither darling, neither ... just two different kinds of Love.


Rachel Richards said...

I haven't had the honor of meeting you yet, but I sure do love your heart! I am a high school and Baylor friend of Trent's. Neither one of us knew we were both in Friendswood, but we were both at the National Day of Prayer at the park, small world!
I love this poem. My husband and I are in the adoption process right now...the waiting stage! We have a blog as well: http://www.richardsbabyjourney.blogspot.com/

Blessings to you,
Rachel Richards

Naomi said...

Oh yes I love this too and read it somewhere but have not been able to find it again. Thank you for posting it!

Hope said...

I love this! Thank you for posting!

Jenn said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing!

Hunan Mommy said...

I read this somewhere the other day, and it is so neat. I was also going to put it in somewhere as I plan on printing off the blog at some point. Cool to include. Thanks for sharing!