One thing some people don’t know about me is the fact that I’m adopted. Until recently, I really didn’t know anything about my birth parents, but due to recent health issues I have opened up some of the adoption records through the state of Tennessee. There was a lot of information contained in those records that helped me gain a clearer picture of what happened in the early days of my life.
After reading through the information that was available one thought occurred to me, “I am very grateful to my birth mother for deciding to go through with the delivery and not opting for an abortion.” Okay, I know that this might sound real “Tim Tebow-ish” but that’s okay, because for me, it’s real life.
Even though abortion was much more taboo when I was born and Roe v. Wade was many years away, it was an option and after reading through the adoption records, I noticed it had been considered. My birth mother would have no thought of it and for that, I am grateful. It probably would have been more “convenient” for her, given the circumstances to have taken the abortion route. However, God in his providence and sovereignty, made a way and directed her path otherwise.
Even though I don’t know her, nor do I know where she is, I want to celebrate my birth mother today and thank her for choosing life and allowing me the opportunity of a lifetime!
I also celebrate my adopted mother. Thank you for being moved by God to adopt and for preparing your heart and home for me long before I ever arrived. For loving me before you ever saw me, for raising me in a godly home, instilling in me godly principles and living out a godly life in front of me. Thank you for pouring your life, time and resources into my life that set me on a course where I could succeed. You gave me opportunities that you never had and loved me with an unconditional love that I will forever be grateful to God for.
So, I would like to wish Happy Mother’s Day to two Moms that I love, for two very different reasons.