I WANT TO SHARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE POEMS, 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 you one.
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.
The first one gave you life, and 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 a nationality. The other gave you a name.
One gave you a talent. The other gave you aim.
One gave you emotions. The other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile. The other dried your tears.
One sought for you a home that she could not provide.
The other prayed for a child and her hope was not denied.
And now you ask me, through your tears,
the age-old question unanswered through the years
Heredity or environment, which are you a product of?
Neither , my darling. Neither. Just two different kinds of love.
If you go to http://www.thereisnomewithoutyou.com/ there is a picture of Kalab on the slide show. She is on the home page slide show and on the foster mother link's slide show. She is the one with the two pig tails in the blue skirt and blouse. Quite a cutie. If you've never read that book. It is a must. It is the story of one womans mission to help Ethiopia's orphans. It is the story of HIV, poverty, political unrest, crimes against humanity and more. It is one of the most eye opening books I have ever read. I recommend it to everyone.
We leave to get Adam and Lauren tonight for Spring break. Pray for our safe travels and peace among our children. I am off next week to spend time with the kids. I am looking very forward to it.