Home and heart open to those born of others
Never knowing the physical nature of bearing a child
You have birthing pains all your own
The incessant questions
Just trying to figure it out
Sort it out
Find the rationale for
How come you gave me away?
Why wasn’t I good enough to keep?
What did I do wrong?
Small one, you are enough for me.
You are as my own flesh and blood.
I love you
Parents who adopt
Mom and Dad
Note: Today's post is a thank you letter to all parents who adopt children. People that know me well know that I am adopted and that I have relationships with both of my biological parents and their families. The feelings expressed do not represent feelings that I experience or feel at this time in my life. I thank my own biological parents for having the courage to make what I understand was a difficult but necessary decision. I am who I am today because of the choice they made - thank you.
|My sister, Suzanne, and I were adopted together by Richard and Teri Takano.|
Tuesday's Quick Write was hosted by author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. Amy is the author of Forest Has a Song, a poetry book for children.
To see Amy's prompt for today's posting, please follow the link to Kate Messner's website.