Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day thoughts

Mother's Day ramble - thinking about all the significant moms in my life...

For my own mom, especially for all the ways she taught me how to love.

For my mother-in-law, who has "adopted" me and mothered me for nearly 18 years (!)

For each of my children's birth mothers, who gave them life and had to let them go. Without them, I wouldn't be a mother. Tears, when I think about that.

For their foster mothers, who gave from their hearts and asked nothing in return.

Finally, to Alex and Sam:

Not flesh of my flesh
Nor bone of my bone
Yet nevertheless
Still my own.

Never forget for a single minute
You didn't grow under my heart,
But in it.

-Author Unknown

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