Friday, March 4, 2011

The Legacy of an Adopted Child

I promise, I don't typically copy and paste things on the blog. Usually it is my own original crazy thoughts. But both the Invisible Mom and Legacy of an Adopted Child touched my heart this week.

A friend, an adoptee herself, posted this on Facebook and i just had to share it. It says so much of what I hope my children will hold true in their hearts one day...

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.


  1. What a sweet post. :)

    The appointment went very well as far as I can tell. Measuring right on target, weight on target, and heartbeat strong at 152. He got really rambunctious right after drinking the glucose stuff!

    The glucose testing was ick, but my doctor said if I don't hear back this time, then it's a good thing. I haven't' received a call yet, and hopefully won't on Monday!

  2. You're so welcome, Reba. :) Glad you're enjoying it and passing it on. I'll send other adopted stuff your way. (To others reading this, I'm the adoptee she mentioned, haha) Hope you're doing well and I'll answer any questions you have.


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