Today I give thanks for my biological mother. She had the guts to ask her sister to raise her child. She knew it was in my best interest to put me in a place where I could have what she wasn’t able to give. She trusted her sister to provide for her youngest child.
I always knew I had 2 Mommys who were sisters. I never questioned any reasoning behind the decision or wondered why my ‘real’ mother gave me up. I knew she loved me and I knew she would always be a part of my life. Our relationship hit a few bumpy patches as I got older. That rebellious spirit didn’t hit me with her until well into my 20’s.
My biological mother shows me how to be a loving person in spite of roadblocks other people put up. From her I have learned how sacrifice is not about what YOU are giving up, but what everyone gains.