Motherhood



The longer I live, the more I am in awe of motherhood.

As most of you already know, I have been blessed with the grace of two mothers.

One who gave me life and then passed away when I was six years old, and the other who gently stepped in when I was eight years old and continued the role of motherhood.

And as far as I’m concerned, both of these women are my mother.

A few days ago while searching the Internet for Mother‘s Day photos, I not-so-accidentally stumbled upon a poem that was listed on an adoption agency website. And after reading these beautiful words, I realized they could actually pertain to ALL of us who have been blessed with two mothers. Whether it be through adoption, or through having lost our birth mother; the feeling behind the words pertain to the same thing….motherhood.


Legacy of Two Mothers

Once there were two women who never knew each other.
One, my darling, is your birthmom and the other is your mother.

Two different lives, shaped to make yours one.
One became your guiding star; the other became your sun.

The first gave you life, and the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality; the other gave you a name.
One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you aim.

One gave you emotions; the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile; the other dried your tears.

One chose adoption. It was all that she could do.
The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.

And now you ask me through your tears,
The age-old question through the years.

Heredity or environment, which are you the product of?
Neither, my darling, neither.
Just two different kinds of love.

~Author Unknown~


I would like to take this time to wish each and everyone of you fabulous mom’s out there, a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

And know that you are loved and appreciated.....X





Note: I will be very busy this week because of additional hours I’m working for Mother’s Day, therefore I won’t be posting again until next week or be online as much. However, I promise to do my very best and catch up with your posts in the evenings when I get home.

Thank you for understanding. Have a great rest of the week everyone!

48 comments

  1. Ron that is the most beautiful poem. It is true that there is nothing like a mother's love...no matter how old you are. I am trying to work on my own blog about this and it can be hard to put into words. I know how I feel being a mother and I know how I feel about my own dear mother. I have been blessed in both regards. Nature/nurture it doesn't really matter. It is the warm arms, the beating heart and the forever connected soul that is unlike anything else. Thank you dear Ron for sharing.

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  2. A beautiful poem, Ron. See you next week!

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  3. awh don't go making me tear up in the morning. take care. see you when i see you.

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  4. That poem is just beautiful Ron, thankyou for sharing it. We've already had Mother's Day here (March) but I wish all Mothers over the pond a Very Happy Mother's Day. :)

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  5. Beautiful poem. I have been lucky enough to have a really close relationship with my mother in law. I consider her my second mom and adore her. Being a mom is all in the heart. I tell that to my horses and dogs all the time. I like to think they can understand.

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  6. Great post. Lovely sentiments.

    thank you

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  7. Good Morning Susie!

    "It is true that there is nothing like a mother's love...no matter how old you are."

    You said it, dear lady!

    It's ETERNAL.

    "It is the warm arms, the beating heart and the forever connected soul that is unlike anything else."

    You put it so BEAUTIFULLY into words, Susie!

    As always, thank you for stopping by. You're such a lovely lady.

    Happy Mothers Day....X

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  8. Good Morning Nanny Goat!

    Isn't it a lovely poem? It truly says it ALL!

    Thank you for dropping by, dear lady!

    Happy Mothers Day....X

    Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Hiya V!

    Yeah, I know, after I read this poem I felt the same way.

    It's so beautiful!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

    Have a faaabulous week! I'll be stopping by in the evenings to catch up on your wonderful photos.

    X

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  10. Good Morning Akelamalu!

    Oh, you're so welcome, m'dear!

    Aren't the words BEAUTIFUL?

    And a HAPPY BELATED MOTHER'S DAY to you!!!

    {{{{{ Akelamalu }}}}}

    Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful week...X

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  11. Hiya Greg!

    You're so welcome, buddy!

    When I saw this beautiful poem, I knew I wanted to share it. I wish I knew who the author was.

    Thank you for stopping by! Always great to see ya!

    Have a great rest of the week....X

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  12. Thanks for sharing that, Ron. It is simply beautiful.

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  13. Good Morning Jen!

    Oh, I'm so glad to hear you have a close relationship with your MIL. That's WONDERFUL!

    "Being a mom is all in the heart."

    Absolutely, Jen!

    And I KNOW that your dogs and horses understand and FEEL it....X

    Thank you for stopping by today, my friend!

    Happy Mothers Day to you!

    Have a super week....X

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  14. Good morning Suziecate!

    Being the talented and wonderful poet that you are, I KNEW you would appreciate this poem!

    Isn't it beautiful?

    Always great to see ya, SC! Thank you for stopping by!

    Happy Mothers Day.....X

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  15. sniff - sniff. so lovely and sentimental!
    Shhh, don't tell, but acting as a proxy agent for our family of canines (and 1 feline), I went to the store and got Cristy a mother's day card. Hopefully it will mnake her smile :)

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  16. Good Evening Diane!

    OMG....how FAAAAABULOUS!!!!!

    And I'm absolutely SURE it will make her smile!

    :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady!

    ALWAYS enjoyed!

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Have a grrrrrreat week....X

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  17. Very Nice Ron,

    Thank you for sharing my friend, there are a lot of Moms out there both biological and by choice, they are all special and all work in their own way to help us grow into the people we are.

    Thank God for them no matter which,

    Hope you don't have to work too hard Buddy.

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  18. have a wonderful week, dear friend.....this was beautiful in all the best ways, thank you for sharing it.♥to you, my dear, don't work too hard!

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  19. Howdy Jimmy!

    "they are all special and all work in their own way to help us grow into the people we are."

    Right you are, my friend!

    It was very challenging for my present mother to walk into a family only two years after losing their biological mother.

    She's a very SPECIAL lady!

    This is a time of year for me that gets very busy at work. But, hey...I'm so grateful for the additional hours. Yipeeeee $$$$$$$

    Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by, Jimmy!

    Have an AWESOME week.....X

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  20. Hellooooooo Linda!

    You're so welcome and thank YOU!

    This is a time of the year when I am especially reminded how truly blessed I am in having TWO awesome mothers.

    Wishing you a HAPPY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!

    {{{{{ Linda }}}}}

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend!

    Have a GREAT rest of the week!

    xoxoxooxoxoxox

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  21. As an adoptee, I can appreciate the sentiment. Very well said.

    Have a great week, Ron!

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  22. That really was beautiful. I'll have to share it with hubby because I know he'd appreciate it.

    (((((Ron)))))
    Have a great rest of the week and try not to work too hard this weekend!

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  23. Hiya Chrissy!

    I didn't know you were adopted.

    That's WONDERFUL!

    Everytime I hear you talk about your parents on your blog, I can FEEL the love you have for them. And they for YOU.

    (((( Chrissy })))

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear twin!

    Always a JOY!

    Enjoy your week...X

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  24. Hello Dear Peg!

    Isn't the poem beautiful?

    I just had to share it.

    So glad you enjoyed.

    Work hasn't been too-too crazy yet, but in few days I KNOW I'll be want'in to SLAP a customer!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Thanks MUCHO much for stopping by this evening, my friend!

    Always a treat!

    Enjoy your week......X

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  25. Thst was absolutely beautiful - Glad I stopped by here today :0)

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  26. Awwww.....what a wonderful piece you found. And how graced I've been to have two moms.

    Don't work too hard.
    Play a bit--consider it therapy for the soul.

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  27. Greetings ED~

    Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment. It's nice to meet you!

    Glad you stopped by too!

    I'll be sure to drop by your blog sometime this week!

    Enjoy your day!

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  28. Gooooood Morning Mel!

    Yes, dear lady....you too have been ((( graced ))).

    Isn't this a GREAT poem? It truly says it all!

    "Play a bit--consider it therapy for the soul"

    Will do, dear lady!

    Thank you for stopping by this morning!

    Wishing you a GLORIOUS Mother's Day!

    {{{{ Mel }}}}

    X to you and the bug!

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  29. Ohhhh. That's so beautiful. I didn't know you had two moms, but I think it's wonderful to be so blessed. I am very grateful for my mom; we didn't always get along, which makes our friendship now even more precious.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  30. Good Morning JD!

    Isn't it a beautiful poem? So glad you enjoyed.

    "I am very grateful for my mom; we didn't always get along, which makes our friendship now even more precious."

    {{{{{ "more precious" }}}}}

    Thanks for stopping by, JD!

    I'm STILL laughing about your last post. It was FAAAAABULOUS!

    Have a great rest of your week!

    Happy Mother's Day......X

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  31. Ron,
    What truly beautiful poem. I have tears in my eyes reading those words that read UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
    This my good man is not only a wonderful tribute to mothers but it is the story of your life. My mom is gone and still stays in my life through all she taught and all that she loved. When god needed another word for Love he invented Mother.
    Thank you and enjoy the sun.

    Dave

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  32. Mothers... they are precious, no matter what. My relationship is in a bit of strong winds at the moment. But I'm still loving her and waiting for better times.

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  33. Very beautiful post, Ron! I know how you love both women who touched your life.
    My Mom is gone now but I do have great memories of her and being a Mom and Mimi now myself, it's so fun to just make more happy times.

    Hubs birth Mom, oh I must get her gift in the mail!! Sheesh! I think it'll be a day late. :(
    How I adore her and soooo miss seeing her too.

    And his adoptive mother... you know, Mommy Dearest wanna be, is getting some flowers. I'll be a good little DIL though and not pick out anything too wilty. ;)

    Have a great week! Hope your customers are all well behaved! xo

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  34. Aw. WOW. That was an amazing poem. And THANK YOU for the Mothers Day wishes!

    Don't work too hard!
    xoxoxo

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  35. Hiya Mr. Dave!

    Yes sir, that's exactly what I thought too...the story of my life. Perhaps that's why I felt so connected to this poem.

    It TOTALLY speaks...."unconditional love."

    "When god needed another word for Love he invented Mother."

    Absolutely, Dave!

    "My mom is gone and still stays in my life through all she taught and all that she loved."

    Me too.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, my dear friend! You ALWAYS add much!

    Have a wonderful rest of your week.....X

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  36. Bonjour Susu!

    "Mothers... they are precious, no matter what."

    So true!

    I too have gone through "strong winds" with my mother, but I think that's only natural for many parent/child relationships.

    "But I'm still loving her and waiting for better times."

    And there will be.

    Thank you so much for stopping by today, dear Susu! I'm so glad we've met!

    Enjoy the rest of your week.....X

    Ciao!

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  37. Good Evening Crystal Chick!

    I can tell, just from what you've posted on your blog in the past few years that you ADORE being a mother and that your children and grandchildren adore YOU!

    I actually sent my mothers card in the mail last week because I thought Mother's Day was LAST Sunday - HA! At least she got it EARLY this year.

    "And his adoptive mother... you know, Mommy Dearest wanna be."

    HAHAHAHA....OMG, that's exactly what I thought of my fathers mother...."Mommie Dearest!!"

    Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by today, neighbor!

    ALWAYS a happy moment when I see your comment!

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you.....X!

    I hear this weekend is going to be GORGEOUS!

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  38. Hello Meleah, my Libra Twin!

    Isn't this an amazing poem?

    It says it ALL!

    Wishing you a FAAAAABULOUSLY Happy Mother's Day!!!

    {{{{ Meleah }}}}

    Thanks for dropping by, girl!

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  39. I love the heart in the sky
    reminds me of something I read a long time ago - "when you become a mother you wear your heart outside your body for the rest of your life"

    beautiful post

    Hope sends big giant hugs to Uncle Ron

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  40. Good Evening Dianne!

    "when you become a mother you wear your heart outside your body for the rest of your life"

    OMG...that is SOOOOOO beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes.

    As soon as I saw the heart in the sky photo I KNEW it was the one I wanted to use for this post. So glad you felt the same thing I did!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, dear lady!

    Wishing you the bestest and Happiest Mother's Day ever!

    {{{{{ Dianne }}}}}

    And here's a hug for Hope too....

    {{{{ Hope }}}}}

    X ya's bunches!

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  41. How lucky you are to have two wonderful mothers and how lucky two mothers were to have you as their son.

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  42. Hiya Nitebyrd!

    Awww...thank you, dear lady!

    And how lucky your children are to have YOU as their mother!

    Cause you ROCK!

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, Sis!

    Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy your day tomorrow!

    X ya!

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  43. This is a profound post and poem, Ron.
    In poetry there is always truth and a deeper meaning. I enjoyed this post very much. Life would not be the same without the Feminine.

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  44. Good Morning F.A.F.~

    Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment. It's very nice meeting you!

    So glad you enjoyed the poem.

    "Life would not be the same without the Feminine."

    I agree, you're absolutely right!

    YAAAAAY MOM'S!!!!

    Please stop by anytime. You're always welcomed!

    Enjoy your day!

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  45. Ron,

    This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful and such a heart-warming tribute to the two most important women of your life.... I know how you feel... I second all of it...
    My mom is in my heart forever... and I'm so blessed to have my wonderful step mom in my life still...
    Thanks for a lovely post about our beloved moms!

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  46. Good Morning Leesa!

    Yes, I know you "know" exactly what I mean, my friend.

    "My mom is in my heart forever..."

    Me too....X

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Leesa!

    Hope you had a super weekend!

    Have a FABU Monday......X

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  47. Thats an awesome photo of a heart RON!..
    just catching up.. it's been a bit!
    ~smile~

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  48. Hellooooooo Lady Sorow!

    GREAT to see ya, dear lady!!!!

    Isn't it a beautiful photo? When I saw it, I just KNEW it was right for this post!

    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    ((((( Sorrow )))))

    XO

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