Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Adoption poem

Kelsey is one of our favorite college students. She is a Fabulous Young Life leader who shows passion for God and her girls at LC above and beyond. She is spirited, thoughtful, fun and has an amazing depth in her Faith. She left a comment on our blog with a poem that was given to her Mom when her parents were adopting internationally. I absolutely loved it. So I had to share with my blog world in case you missed it. Thanks Kels!

Legacy of Adoption

Once there were two women, neither knew the other

One you do not remember, the other you call mother.

One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name

One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim.

Two very different lives shaped yours into one

One became your guiding star, the other was your sun.

One gave you emotions, and one calmed your fears

One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears.

The first gave you life, the second taught you to live it.

The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it.

One gave you up—it was all that she could do,

The other prayed for a child—God led her straight to you.

And now you ask me through your tears,

The age-old question of all the years,

Heredity or Environment, which are you a product of?

Neither darling, neither ... just two different kinds of Love.


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Anonymous said...

Dear Darcy and Aaron, Elizabeth shared with me this site. It makes me cry with joy for you ! She is a beautiful-radiant baby girl! We are sooo happy for this final trip for you and the completion of this stressful journey for you! We look forward to seeing her someday here in Spokane. We'll be praying for all of you in the continued transition. May God's peace and grace be with you in these days and weeks.

Krisi and Andy Sonneland, and our gang

The Boggs Family said...

No way Darcy, this is such a work of the Lord! I told my Mom about your adoption story and Lucia, (she was so touched!) and she found this exact same poem in a gift shop written on parchment paper and gave it to me last week to give to you. You were out of town, so it just seems incredibly fitting and totally of the Lord that you would have this same poem written on your blog from a friend in Young Life! I'll get it to you soon so you'll have a hard copy...

jones family said...

We can not wait to see your sweet Lucia in person! She just gets cuter and cuter. Avery says she is a great smiler and wants her to teach him to smile in pics, now he wants me to erase and Savannah is pretending to be hurt, gotta go
I love you all

Kelsey said...

awww thanks Darc!!

Laura said...

Perfect...I will share it with Elijah and Ava.


Anonymous said...

Got the shower invite, adorable! Can't wait to meet her. Safe travels to you and Aaron. Bet you are all so excited! Take care,

Anonymous said...

Hi, just wanted to write and say congrats. You do not know me but I graduated from Whitworth College in 1983 and have lived and worked in Guatemala since 1995. I also was the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala from 1996 to 2001 so if I can be of help to anyone down here, let me know. My office number in Guatemala City, is 2361 7949. Thanks
Scott Robberson