You are our son
Handed to us moments after your birth
We looked into your eyes to see questions deep and mysterious forming
How do birds fly?
Why do I have to eat vegetables?
Can I stay up later?
Who are you?
Let’s answer the last question first
We were chosen by:
Someone who cared enough to make certain you would have a loving home
Someone who wanted you to have better than they could offer
Someone who thought your father and I would be good parents
That, dear son, is who we are
As for the other questions
We will find those answers and more, together
Your curiosity and our desire to help you make sense of the world will help us bond
We will grow through this life together, as a family
While we may not have brought you into this world
From the moment we took you in our arms, we became your parents
And in our hearts, you have always been and will always be our son, forever
©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben
In celebration of the recent birth of a baby boy, released for adoption to a childless couple. I have known the adoptive mother for 2 decades and becoming a mother after many years of struggle with fertility issues, is as great a miracle as the birth of this beautiful boy! God Bless us, everyone! I would share his picture, but I am respecting their privacy at this time.