This is dedicated to all the adopting moms out there. You are a source of encouragement for me!
This poem is from the book Toddler Adoption and it made me teary-eyed when I read it. Though I don't believe all the ideas in the poem apply to me and Kevin, I do empathize with a lot of it. Enjoy!
Song of the Waiting Mother
I'm pregnant, but my tummy isn't growing,
And no one ever calls me "Little Mom."
The public simply isn't overflowing
With questions that I'd handle with aplomb.
There are no special clothes to mark my waiting.
Nobody stops and smiles as I pass by.
The absence of a due date is frustrating
And looking at the nursery makes me cry.
When I'm overdue no one will worry.
The phone won't ring and ring as friends check in.
I can't induce my labor in a hurry,
My new life as a parent to begin.
Adoption is a worrisome endeavor,
And waiting all alone is not much fun.
To be "with child" a year seems like forever.
Dear God, we're ready! Please send us our son!