Many of you in the adoption world have heard of the book "Motherbridge of Love". This is one of my all time favorite adoption books, and I wanted to share this special poem to those who might not have heard it. I came across the book while cleaning Chloe's room the other day...
Once there were two women who never knew each other
One you do not know, the other you call mother.
Two different lives shaped to make you one,
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.
The first one gave you life, the second taught you to live it
The first one gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it.
One gave you a body, the other taught you games,
One gave you a talent, the other taught you aims.
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears.
One found a home for you, that she could not provide
The other prayed for a child, her hope was not denied.
And now you ask, of course you do, the question others ask me too,
This place or your birth place-which are you a daughter of?
Both of them, my darling-and two different kinds of love.