Monday, January 11, 2010

28 years ago today...

a woman gave birth to a baby girl she knew she wouldn't be able to keep. And for that decision alone, I am eternally grateful. Never before on a birthday have I thought of her. Not until I celebrated this birthday with my children, one of which has a woman in her life who made the very same decision. Whether it has been a year and a half or twenty eight, I doubt that day is very distant in either of their minds. Today my birthday wish is for that woman, my birth mother, to be at peace, and know that I am thinking of her. I may never have the chance to meet her in this lifetime, but I will always keep her in my heart. No matter what her circumstances or place in life, she made the decision best for me so that I could be where I am today, celebrating this, my 28th birthday, with my husband, son and daughter. My appreciation for her has reached an entirely new level, as I am now a mother of a little girl, whose life was also forever changed because of a selfless act of another woman like her. No birthday will ever be the same from here on out, in a very good way, as I will always remember her on this day, knowing that somewhere in the world, she too, is celebrating right along with me.

Saengil Chukha Hamnida My Kyung!

4 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! That post was beautiful!

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  2. You gave me goosebumps, Kim. What a special connection for you and Zoe to share. She is so very lucky to have you as her Momma. :)
    Happy Birthday!!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday and such a sweet post!

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  4. Just beautiful... it made me teary. Happy birthday (late)! I'm glad we've "met" and that you are one of my friends. :)

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