Jen is such a talented writer. As you read, you may notice how sensitive and personal her thoughts are, but because we both love the transparency of open adoption, she gave me permission to share her thoughts with you.
A beautiful familySo promising and newThis is what I have come to think ofEvery time I see youA troubled beginning forgottenIn the light of a better tomorrowSurrounded by love and opportunityNo room for fear or sorrowI hope and pray that one day you seeThat this truly was no sacrificeThough it may have hurt to let you goTheir joy, to me, was worth that priceYou were no mistake or accidentGod blessed us all with your life for thisA family is no longer missing a pieceAnd you will end every day with a hug and kissSome days are still quite hard for meSometimes I begin to worryI wonder if you will come to hate meOr if your memory of us will be faded and blurryI pray that as you growIn both maturity and yearsThat you will find your place in this worldAnd this gift you were given will become clearA little boy with the wonderful fortuneOf not just one family, but twoOne the Lord chose to bring you to the earthAnd one to experience the delight of raising you
Jen, your openness, bravery, and love never ceases to amaze me. I always hoped for the most open of adoptions, and prayed to be chosen by someone who I could build a relationship with. You are the answer to so many prayers.