Posted in honor of National Adoption Month: Choose the Adoption Option!
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 yours one;
Once became your guiding star,
The other became your sun.
The first gave you life,
And the second taught you 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 an aim.
One gave you emotions
The other calmed your fears.
One saw your first smile
The other dried your tears.
One gave you away…it was all she could 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, unanswered
Through the years: Heredity or Environment…
Which are you a product of?
Neither my darling, neither,
Just two different kinds of love.