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Lost But Now Found

Charli Mills asked to address a DEEP WISH this week for her Flash Fiction challenge at the Carrot Ranch

She felt her knees giving away as she walked up the crumbling concrete stairs. What on earth was she thinking anyway? Rejection might be only a few moments away which was not why she was there.

It took a minute for her to figure out that the door was a push and not a pull. Once inside the building, there were more stairs. She could run. Now would be the time.

The older woman in the wheelchair watched the younger woman come down the hall. As their eyes met for the first time, she whispered, “Candace, I’m your mother.”

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Who Are You

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.