Thoughts of you today

May for me is a time of great reflection. I am able to reflect on my jouney to motherhood and more importantly the woman who gave so much so that I might be called mom. Today I celebrate my daughter's mother.

Lauran, not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I think of you when my daughter laughs and when she cries. As I watch her playing and as she lays warm and safe in bed each night. I am so thankful that you were willing to make this sacrifice for her, and more selfishly, thankful at the blessings I have received from being her mom. Although we may not be in contact, I think about you often. I wish I could share with you the wonder of this amazing child. To tell you how proud I am of her, and of you. Instead, I will say and extra prayer for you today. Wherever you are, I pray that the grace of God is upon you. I pray that one day our paths will meet and I can thank you from the bottom of my heart for this blessing we call Alex.

A Mom Because of Her
Written in honor of my daughter’s birthmother
On our first "Mother’s Day"

The joy I feel today is somehow mixed with pain,
A title once hers, now offered up for me to gain.
You see, I became a mother in a not so usual way,
At the loving hands of someone else, I celebrate today.

I am now called Mother, because she made it so;
She sacrificed her role with love, and let her baby go.
Now cards and flowers are mine, and happy wishes too;
Will you remember her as well, or will you have no clue.

She too is still a mother, even on this special day
Though no longer in her arms does her baby lay,
But forever in her heart remains a love so strong and pure
And as I enjoy this day, I remember I’m a mom because of her.

~Susan Reardon 2004

Happy Birthmother's Day, Lauran!


Lisa said...

Once again reading your posts has brought me to tears. I wish you the most wonderful Mother's Day. I am so glad that we have found our wonderful friendship and that I am going to share your journey with you and your family to bring your baby home.

Shell said...

As usual, your writing made me cry too Sue.

You are a remarkable woman.