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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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Melanie started on her journey with yoga in August 2010, when her health issues and obesity became unbearable. Her doctor suggested that the only possibly activity she could pursue safely was yoga. After a month of struggling, she finally had a moment that ignited her journey towards a life of wellness, happiness and health.
She now owns a Yoga & Pilates studio, where she teaches while holding down a ‘day-job’ and while writing her first novel. A self-proclaimed book-nerd, and lover of words…she is creating a life she loves….one word, one breath and one day at a time.

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