The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.
I wish that I had known this
when I was pregnant with Christopher.
I wish I had known that
a mother's love never dies.
That it wasn't possible to
"just get on with your life as if..."
I wish Christopher's (adoptive)
mom wanted to know me.
I wish it didn't hurt
that she doesn't.
I wish that every girl/woman
facing an unexpected pregnancy
could know the above quote
and believe in it's truth.
I wish that adoptive/prospective adoptive parents
understood that the child they adopt does indeed
have another mother.
I wish that mothers were
not considered replaceable.
I wish that the bond between a mother and her child
was cherished and preserved always.
I wish that I was
Christopher's only mother.