May 11, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue
My adoptive mother will always be my Mom and since I will be sharing today with her, this letter is for the woman I’ve never met.
I can only imagine what today must be like for you, knowing you have children out in the world you’ll never meet. Today, I wanted you to know that I’m thinking of you.
I went many years as a child being bitter that you gave me up for adoption, and then I grew up. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to be pregnant at 16. I can’t imagine what sort of judgement you faced from your family and friends. I can’t imagine carrying a baby for 9 whole months knowing you’d have to let me go. I can’t imagine the decision was easy for you. And I can’t even begin to imagine what you’ve gone through since.
Because I have come to understand what a difficult choice it was to carry me to term, I am pro-choice. But damned if I don’t thank my lucky stars every day that you chose life. As a teenager, you turned your life upside down for me when you could have taken a much easier route.
I just wanted to say Thank you. Thank you for making such a tough decision. Thank you for giving me a chance with a family who wanted children. Thank you for knowing that this was what was best for me.
I have wonderful, loving adoptive parents. I’m married to a wonderful man. I’m a writer. And I’m happy.
You may not have raised me, but you still gave birth to me and made decisions to give me the best possible chances in life. For these things, I want to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.
Your Birth Daughter