A poem written by an AOW birth mom:
Not Enough Words
My heart stopped the first time I heard yours beat,
You have no clue my love, how many struggles we over came
It was a great feat.
You gave me courage and hope when I had none,
Everything that I can claim,
You helped me over come!
At night I’d sing to you and you’d sing back,
The prayers I couldn’t pray,
You held the faith that I lacked.
Maybe you were my Guardian Angel, my Shepard through the dark and the pain,
I don’t think I’ll ever lose you,
Inside of me you’ll always remain.
I may not get to see you grow or see your first step,
I may not come to birthdays or be there when you’re upset,
However, my heart and mind and spirit will be with you every single day
Just like I was guiding you in every single way.
The hardest thing I ever did was having to give you away
And the second hardest thing was not being able to tell you all I had to say.
I will always love you.