Sunday, May 12, 2013

To our birth mother on Mother's Day

My Facebook post for today....

To our birth mother: Thinking about you today and the courageous decision you made entrusting Ryan May and I with the gift of your son. This is my 5th Mother's Day today because of you. I looked at Samuel this morning and thought, "I can't believe he's mine." We honor you today and we are eternally grateful.

I am raising him and that takes grace and perseverance and endless patience and energy. But she chose to allow someone else to care for him and teach him and love him and that takes strength times one million. She is, and will always be, our amazing birth mother.

I would wait all over again...for one thousand years...to unwrap the beauty of these precious gifts that call me mama.