Saturday, November 23, 2013

National Adoption Day

Adoption is near and dear to our hearts.... we are reminded of it everyday when we stare in awe at our little Charlotte. We celebrate today, and all the orphans that found forever homes, and pray for those that haven't... yet. We are so thankful that our hearts were opened to the idea of adoption years ago... I can't even stress enough how Charlotte was meat to be a "Davis" through and through.

This past summer, my mom passed along this poem to me. It's from a "Dear Abby"... and basically is a poem that is treasured by adopted children... it was too sweet, to not share on this day:

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 you one.
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.
The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love.
The second was there to give it.
 One gave you a nationality.
The other gave you a name.
One gave you a talent.
The other gave you aim.
 One gave you emotions.
The other calmed your fears.
 One saw your first sweet smile.
The other dried your tears.
 One sought for you a home that she could not provide.
The other prayed for a child and her hope was not denied.
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.

- Author Unknown
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  1. So sweet. I can't stop crying~ happy day little one~

  2. So precious! I'm so happy you get to be the second type of love! ;) Happy day! Matt good continually bless your family! ♥

  3. Awww... thanks for sharing. She is beautiful and definitely meant for you and Jason... so blessed to be able to follow her/your journey.

  4. Judah's birth grandma shared that poem with us. So grateful for the way God has blessed and built our families through adoption.

  5. What a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing your story with her.