For some becoming a mom is easy. For others it takes a lot of work, patience, and time. And there are the moms whose arms are empty.
Our family tree grew with a branch grafted from another five years ago. There are circumstances from the first year of Olivia’s life we’ll never know, but we do all we can to reinforce our love and work hard instilling the best values we can. I can’t, and won’t, romanticize the unknown. However, if I had the opportunity, I would love for the woman who brought her into this world to know that she’s a beautiful, bright, inquisitive little girl who sees the good in everyone she meets, the wonder in all she does and is loved by so many. I believe it takes a village to raise a child and I have an extraordinary group of friends who have loved my child as much as they would one of their own and I’m very appreciative.
I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and to those who have cared for and loved a child. You are just as important to our lives as sunshine and rain.