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Monday, January 26, 2009

Beautiful Words

I wanted to post a few of my favorite adoption poems and quotes. I'm still (yes, nearly two years later:) ) working on Lily's lifebook, so I'm always searching for the right words to include. Here are some of my favorites:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life.But those who make their journey home across time & miles,growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among usby God's very own hands.--- Kristi Larson


I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.---1 Samuel 1:27

Not flesh of my flesh,Nor bone of my bone,But still, miraculously my own.Never forget for a single minute,You didn't grow under my heart, But in it.- Fleur Conkling Heyliger


Our children are not ours because they share our genes...they are ours because we have had the audacity to envision them. That, at the end of the day...or long sleepless night, is how love really works.--- Unknown


LEGACY OF AN ADOPTED CHILD
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 you tears
One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do. The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you. Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of? Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.----
Unknown

Did I miss some of your favorites? I'm always in the market for new ones, so feel free to share! :)

6 comments:

Jess said...

I don't have any to share, but I'm always sad that there's not more fitting things for more OPEN adoptions. Do you know of any?

I'd like to put emphasis on Ava's adoption making her special...it's a thing to celebrate, and I think the same of Ethan and his being created with IVF (I was a IF treatments--lite--baby and I was always proud of the stories and I'd like the same for them) but I never find anything that doens't exclude too much for my liking.

I know that openness is pretty new and even many "open" situations are less open than what we have, but...come on, I'm under the impression that birthfamilies now are more and more involved. :)

Karalee said...

You're so right about the lack of open adoption stuff. I just did a big search to try to find you something good and came up pretty empty handed. With as many adoptions that are so open now, you'd think people would get on the ball:) I'll make it my mission to post anything I can find - just for you and Miss Ava:)

Debbie B said...

I really like the first one. Never seen that one.

Here is the Openly Adopted Child's Legacy poem. Bit long sorry. Very similar to the other one.


Once there were two expectant mothers.
One carried and cared for you beneath her beating heart
She became your Birthmother.
The other carried the hope of you within her.
She became your Mom.
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As the days passed, and you grew bigger and stronger,
Your Birthmother knew that she could not give you all you needed after your birth.
Meanwhile, your Mom was ready and waiting for you.

One day your Birthmom and your Mom found each other.
They looked into each other’s eyes and saw a friend.
Your Birthmom saw the life your Mom could give you.
Your Mom saw how much your Birthmom loved and cared for you.
They decided that what you needed was both kinds of love in your life.
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So now you have two families,
One by birth, the other by adoption.
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And you have a home where you can get:
your questions answered,
your boo boos bandaged,
your heartaches soothed,
And much needed hugs.
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And a place where you can find:
answers to your questions,
your image in the mirror,
a part of yourself,
And much needed hugs.
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Two different kinds of families
Two different kinds of love
Both a part of you.

Karalee said...

Thanks Debbie! There ya go, Jess!!! :)

~Jess said...

That last one brought tears to my eyes :-)

littlezen said...

Let me take a moment to grab tisses...