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My Own Child

Posted by bobaty (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 26, 09 at 14:10

I was on a few days ago and saw somthing about adoptive parents and step-parents being different that BP. I am adoptied so that really bothered me, my Mom passed away two years ago and while going through her stuff (as I am the only child) I found this little poem. I think that this will aply to SP and adoptive parents now just so every one knows I am a BM also of three wonderfull children and have SKs.

Did not plant you
But when the season is done
When the alternate
Prayers for the sun
And for rain
Are counted
When the pain
Of weeding
And the pride
Of watching are through
Then I will hold you
A shining sheaf
Above the thousand
Seeds grown wild.
Not of my planting
But by heaven
My harvest
My own Child.

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RE: My Own Child

Beautiful. I cried reading this.

RE: My Own Child

Me too everytime

RE: My Own Child


RE: My Own Child

Very nice, it shows her love for you. I would love any child, I don't see how people can favor a child over another. I really miss my sweet little boys.

RE: My Own Child

That is really beautiful.

I, too, have been most fortunate in having a stepfather who loves me like I was his own.

It certainly can and does exist. The key thing is going into the situation truly *wanting* to parent, being a "kid person". There are many many wonderful people who have a lot of love to give a child who didn't happen to come from their own DNA. The world is a better place for having those kinds of SP's and adoptive parents in it, they make an enormous difference in the kids' lives. There are several of them who post regularly on this forum, too.

RE: My Own Child

Thank you so much for sharing this! I almost just choked on my Diet Coke reading it, I really needed to see that today. =-)

RE: My Own Child

so true. My mom's dad wasn't her biodad even though he was the REAL dad. And he was my grandfather even though he isn't biograndfather.
Blood is not what makes us parents/grandparents.

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