Sunday, May 9, 2010
Today is mother's day. I am so thankful for my mother, grandmothers, and mother-in-law! They have all been such amazing models for me and so supportive through all of my life. I am also very thankful for my children who allow me to be their mom on good days and not so good days!!! This year though, I am very aware of a young woman on the other side of the world, who so loved her daughter that she gave her to another amazing woman named T. so that her daughter could be fed and cared for because she was unable to provide for her. She sacrificed everything so that her daughter could live. She made it possible for me to become that little girl's other mother! I pray that she knows her daughter is safe and healthy and extremely bright and full of life!!! I pray that she is safe, that she is happy and that she has found peace in knowing that she saved a life that day in June. I have never met her, but I owe her everything and I love her from the bottom of my heart. She will always have a place in our lives and in our hearts and mother's day will always have an extra special meaning for us. Maya has two mothers, one who gave her life and one who is doing her best to help her live life and live it to the fullest!! What a wonderful day this has been for us, even though there is an element of sadness and loss, we celebrate the love and sacrifice and hopefully, learn more what it means to love.