An unknown birthmother a world away, made me a mother. For that, I am forever grateful. Three stories intertwined by God's grace...a mother giving life to a baby, a baby girl needing a family, and a couple's heart desiring a daughter. This is what makes me a mother. This is my story. This is why I'm honored on Mother's Day, and why I honor my daughter's birthmother this day as well.
In his book China Ghosts, Jeff Gramage reflects on what he would say to his daughter's birthmother. I couldn't have said it any better than he. "I want to tell her: Your child is alive. Your child is well. Your child is loved. She is healthy and strong and smart and beautiful. She is all that anyone could want for a daughter. You would be so proud....Let your heart rest....You have done your part...I promise that I will do mine."