Thursday, September 27, 2012

Somebody's 7 . . .

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

. . . And I'm a mushy mixture of happy and sad. Seven years ago today I became a Mother (happy) and yet it's all going by waaaaaay to fast (sad). Having said that, I am forever grateful for the opportunity to love this little one with all of my heart & soul. I would have never had that chance were it not for the kindness of others. 

So I think it's appropriate to celebrate adoption today as well. Thanks to Sweet Peggy for sharing this special poem with me nearly three years ago:

Once there were two women who never knew each other
One you do not remember, the other you call Mother
Two different lives to make you one
One became your guiding star; the other became your sun
The first one gave you life and the second one taught you to live it
The first one 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 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 thorough 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
-- Anonymous

I love you Kendra Ann,
Kristin xo

20 comments:

ArtSings1946 said...

Oh, this brought tears to my eyes ... how bittersweet and beautiful. Both you and your sweet little girl are so lucky to have each other and also to have had an angel who was able to set her free, that must have been so very hard.

Love always and Happy Birthday Kendra Ann !

laurie said...

oh my gosh its hard to type with tears in my eyes, she's lovely, just perfect!

Carin said...

This brought tears to my eyes too. So, so wonderful. Happy birthday Kendra! xoxo

Terri Neggers said...

Oh, your daughter looks so sweet and beautiful! And what a lovely poem....I'm happy/sad for you too!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday to your darling daughter, and what a lovely touching poem!

Gina Sismilich said...

happy birthday to your sweet little girl. Seven is such a wonderful age - my grandson is 7 and he is such a wonderful boy. What a blessing these children are.

Daniele Valois said...

She is such a lucky, awesome dino girl!

Carolyn Dube said...

Happy Bday to such a cutie! I miss those days when my kids were that age. Don't get me wrong there are amazing things at every age but I agree with you how fast it goes!

Joyce said...

So wonderful. Happy Birthday Kendra!

craftattack said...

Happy day to you both, the little lady is growing so fast, but I think your amazing love will really last for ever! Hugs, Valerie

Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kendra!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful! Happy 7th birthday, Kendra! Happy celebrating, Kristin! Love... Love this poem...made me mushy.

missy k said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Kendra look so very happy and so very beautiful.

I have to say that poem is so special... it made me weepy... but in a good way.

Have a brilliant birthday weekend :)

Karenx

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Such a cute photo. (Belated) Happy Birthday wishes to an adorable girl!!!

Janelle said...

Have a great year with your little lady, she has such a sweet face. You are a lucky mama.

stefanie stark said...

This is a wonderful poem for a wonderful daughter and her wonderful two mothers. I must admit to beeing rather moved. All the best to both you and your pretty daughter.

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