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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.

mind games

How much fun do you imagine you could have, if you could imagine having fun

How much love do you imagine you could find, if you could imagine finding love

How much imagination would you love to have, if you knew how much fun it could be

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben