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November 14, 2018

To a Dear Stranger: A letter from a daughter to her birth mother & adoptive mother

To a Dear Stranger,

Although a stranger you should not be 

You gave life to me.

Do you ever think of me?

As a child or the grown woman I might be?

Do not worry, I have not gone astray

A strong woman who can find her way

The greatest gift you gave to me,

Was a wonderful family at a time you could not be.

I am hoping your life has been happy too

Mine has so many stories, if only you knew.

All the dreams I want to share

Sometimes, they are almost too much to bear.

I am a mother now, would you believe?

If only you could see, but please don’t grieve

For you are always in my heart

And when I look in the mirror, I can see you

My dear mother, who gave life to me.

 

To a Dear Stranger

Although a stranger you will never be

You have raised me

Not once did you turn your heart from me

As a child, teenager or woman I could be

Do not worry, I have not gone astray

A strong woman who can find her way

The greatest gift you gave to me

Was a wonderful family at a time she could not be

I know I have caused heartache in your life

The stories we could share of love and strife

All the dreams we have shared

Without your love & guidance, I would not have dared

I am a mother now, much too young you feared

If only you could see, that you and her are here

For you are always in my heart

And when I look in a mirror, I can see you

My dear mother, who raised me.

Being adopted has been the biggest blessing in my life and I am to grateful to have an amazing family – biological and adoptive. Let us not be strangers in this world, let us love more.

For my beautiful, loving and inspiring mothers – Erin & Michelle

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