The One About Honouring Our Birth Mother

Today, at exactly 10h50, it will have been 2 years on the dot since I laid eyes on the most beautiful little girl. Two years since I became a mother. Two years since everything that I was changed forever. Two years since everything I thought I knew about love got turned upside down. Two years since I learned about sisterhood. Two years since I learned that adoption is love.

Today’s post is in honour of my beautiful baby girl who is a whole two years old today. Happy birthday my precious angel Ava-Grace, mommy and daddy love you so much more than words can ever fully convey. You are the light of our lives, our single greatest achievement as human beings, you are a beacon of hope and you radiate a light of pure joy that is irresistible to all who cross your path.

Today’s post is also about remembering and honouring our birth mother, for whom I will be eternally grateful and for whom I have a love so deep that it is not understandable by most.

Thinking of you today *I* ! We love you forever.

I friend referred me to this post and I was really touched by this excerpt, it really rang true for me:

To me the gift of life is the easiest to accept but the hardest to give!

B is for the bravery of putting your children first
I is for the interest you have in your children
R is for remaining true to what you believed is best
T is for the tears you shed
H is for the hours you spend pondering adoption
M is for the months you were pregnant
O is for the overwhelming and mixed emotions
T is for the terrific woman you are
H is for the honor you deserve
E is for the experience of labor
R is for the reward of choosing life

by Leslie Gallimore

For us too, our BM is the hero of our story, of our happy beginning as a family of three. We honour her today and everyday. She is in our hearts and in our minds, forever and always, there is not a single parenting decision we don’t make without considering the way we honour her in that decision, she is a silent and invisible but ever present member of our family.

God gave us a beautiful miracle and she is our angel and hero.


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  • Reply Julia

    Beautiful post. Happy, happy Birthday to your beautiful, miracle girl. Congrats to you and Walter.xxxx

    December 13, 2011 at 6:19 am
  • Reply Lena

    Happy Birthday Ava-Grace! WOW 2yrs old already! What a wonderful time fulled with love and surprises – May there be MANY many many more to come 😀

    December 13, 2011 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Sian

    A very lovley post. I definately think you have honoured your beautiful birth mother. Congratulations and well done!

    December 13, 2011 at 10:23 am
  • Reply liz

    Happy Birthday Ava-Grace!! Congratulations Sharon and Walter.

    December 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Maggieggie

    Happy birthday, sweet Ava-Grace! Inspiring post, Sharon. You have taught me so much about adoption and love and how intertwined they truly are.

    December 13, 2011 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Maggie

    That was supposed to read ‘Maggie’. Butterfingers!

    December 13, 2011 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Maggie

    And now my original comment is gone. Happy birthday, Ava-Grace 🙂

    December 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply Kimmie

    Sharon you always speak straight to my heart – beautiful!

    December 21, 2011 at 9:13 am
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