I know at least in adoption "world" yesterday was Birth Mother's Day. I haven't really caught on with that and usually use today to really acknowledge these important women in our lives. Three women, two of whom I don't know and have never even met, but yet who each were the reason for my three blessings.
Couldn't imagine my life any different than it is, but yet I know that if we lived in a perfect world, there would be no adoption but that of God adopting us into His family. People wouldn't be addicted beyond the capability to care for their children, people wouldn't be so poor that they can barely feed themselves, let alone a newborn child, children wouldn't die from treatable and preventable causes like drinking dirty water, and people of the world would view one another as family and help and take care of those in sickness and/or need.
But it is what it is for now.
And so for today I celebrate the three reasons I'm able to be called "mom, mama, mommy, etc".
(Gotta love 'em, they made me breakfast in bed and used the ENDS of the bread for my toast. I guess cooking lessons are due! :) )
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