Author Unknown

Dedicate to Nancy, my adopted sister whom I have yet to meet and hug but for whom I keep a candle lit in the window of my heart to guide her here.
Mary D.

Once there were two women
Who never knew each other
One you do not remember
The other you call Mother.

Two different lives
Shaped to make yours one.
One became your guiding star
The other became your sun.

The first gave you life
And the second taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love
And the second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality
The other gave you a name
One gave you a seed of talent
The other gave you an aim.

One gave you emotions
 The other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile
The other dried your tears.
One gave you up -
It was all she could do.
The other prayed for a child. 
And God led her straight to you.
And now you ask me 
Through your tears, 
The age-old questions 
Through the years;
Heredity or environment 
Which are you the product of? 
Neither, my darling - neither  
Just two different kinds of love.