Two Mothers

Once there were two women
Who never knew each other.
One mom MILES away,
The other your nearby mother.

Two different lives
Shaped to make yours one.
One became your guiding star,
The other became your sun.

The first gave you life
The second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love
And the second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality,
The other gave you a name.
One gave you a seed of talent,
The other gave you an aim.

One gave you emotions,
The other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile,
The other dried your tears.

One had to let you go
It was all that she could do.
The other prayed for a child
And God led her straight to you.

And now you ask me
Through your tears,
The age-old question
Through out the years:

Am I hers or am I yours?
Which are you the product of?
Neither, my darling – neither,
Just two different kinds of love.”

– Author Unknown

Today I celebrate the mother who made me a mother. We love you!