The Blessings of Motherhood: Seeing Yourself Reflected in Another


So, in case you can’t tell, the picture on the left is me at about 3-4 months old and on the right is my son, Silas around the same age. Do you see the resemblance? I do and it makes me feel so blessed and overjoyed. I know it may seem odd, but I was adopted at birth and I have no connection with anyone biologically. I wrote a post a while back about the beauty of adoption and how thankful I am for my parents and family. I don’t say the word adoptive in front of parents because that is not how I view my parents or family, they are all I have ever known. I found this quote by someone named Christina Romo and it says, “My birth mother brought me into this world, but it was my adoptive parents who gave me life.” I love this and I truly feel this way about my life, so I want to start off by saying that. You can click on this link, to read my post that focuses more on my adoption and how adoption is an earthly and heavenly gift.

As amazing and wonderful as my parents have been there has always been a curiosity in me about the biological side of things. Questions like, “Do I look like my biological mother or father?”,  “Do I have any brothers or sisters? And If I do, do they look like me too?” , “Do I laugh like them or have mannerisms that are the same as theirs?”

These questions remain unanswered and honestly they may never be answered, and I have come to terms with that. However, the most amazing thing happened. On October 23, 2012 the Lord blessed me with a sweet son of my own, one that will forever share the same blood as me. When I gazed into my son’s face for the first time in my life I could see resemblances. The eyes, that little button nose, and the sweet mouth mirrored mine. Especially in the first months of  his life. It was uncanny and I can’t even describe in words how amazing and wonderful it was to hear people say, “Oh my, he looks just like you!” Every time I heard those words I felt my heart rejoice. As he gets older he is starting to look more and more like his daddy, and I love it! No matter what though, there will always be parts of me that I see in him and it is such an amazing feeling. I get giddy at the thought of when I one day have a little girl and the thought of seeing those similarities when the time comes.

There is such beauty in adoption, but there is also great beauty in having biological children. I feel so blessed that both have touched my life and will forever hold a unique place in my heart.

I found another quote by someone named Valerie Harper which says, “However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” Another quote that is so true and wonderful. No matter how a child comes to be yours–whether its in-vitro fertilization, surrogacy, natural, adoption, foster parenting– they will always be a part of you and hold your heart.


Adoption quotes were found here,


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