We are so blessed to have him in our lives. After 6 years of infertility and struggling to have a child of our own we finally went down the avenue of adoption and our scrummy little man is our blessing from that. We were told we had been chosen as his parents when he was 3 weeks old and got to bring him home at 5 weeks old. I have always felt in my heart that he is my child in every sense of the word, but there is a piece of me that acknowledges the huge sacrifice that his birth parents (especially his mother) made so that our family could be so blessed. We are in contact with his birth parents and see them about 3 times a year for a catch up. I know that his birth mother still struggles with the decision that she made to give him up, even though she knows it was the best thing for him and that she struggles to look after herself day by day without adding a child into the mix. I feel a very special bond with his birth mum and I have wanted for so long to do something for her to let her know how much her sacrifice has meant to me as a mother. This week I found exactly what I have been looking for on 123stitch and bought it straight away to do for her. I plan to stitch it twice, one for her to give to her for christmas and one for my son to hang in his room with a photo of him with both of his "mums". I hope they both treasure it.
The poem on it reads
"Once there were two women who never knew each other
One you do not remember, the other you call 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 the need for love, the second was there to give it
One gave you a nationality and the other gave you a name
One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you aim.
One gave you emotion, the other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears
One gave you up, it was all that she could do
The other prayed for a child and God lead 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"
I havent got a lot of stitching done this week, managed to get the backstitching done on the right hand side of dog 4 and dog 5 has legs and a scarf now. I have set myself the goal to have his design finished by 22nd March so that I can start the SAL, it might take a few hours of evening stitching but I should get it done :)
Have a wonderful stitchy week everyone, I have been doing lots of blog reading this week and your projects are fantastic, thank you for sharing your amazing talent with the blogosphere :)