On this night two years ago this unknown woman to me began to bring a life into this amazing world! She pushed and panted and shed a tear or two as the life I hold in my arms today slipped from her womb. All these thoughts pass through my soul...Did she know what the next few days would bring? Was she prepared for what was to come? Did she know all along of her plans to share this new life with someone she'll never know? Was she convinced by another that her baby would have a better life with someone else and now does she search each face she passes to see if her eyes look back at her?
My questions will never be answered but maybe my prayers will. I pray today that the prayers I utter are passed on to my daughters birth mother. I pray for her comfort, her safety and most of all that her heart heals with each passing birthday of our daughter. May a peace wash over her and give her closure for whatever transpired in the days after she brought my joy into this world.
As I think back to the day my daughter was born, I was celebrating my own birth. It was an overly joyous day. It was filled with wonder for the near future. My daughter unknown to me at the time was the most talked about topic of the day. It was hopeful. It was blessed. For me my daughters birthday will always be filled with the memory of that day two years ago. It was amazing. I may have not physically brought this child into the world but in some strange way I was there to witness it.
Tomorrow I will wake up with the sunshine and thank God for the most incredible blessing He has given me! For without Him I know what happened two years ago would never be. Tomorrow I hope He brings my prayers to the woman on the other side of the world who is ending her day and gives her the peace she needs to know her daughter is so very loved and treasured! And helps her realize her choice was good no matter how hard it was or is to accept. Thank you my sweet friend who ever you are. We will celebrate our daughter together tomorrow!