The SPECIAL ladies

2016-10-05 09:59
They have often referred to his special lady, and his biological mother will always be part of who he is.’

They have often referred to his special lady, and his biological mother will always be part of who he is.’ (Supplied)

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I have an adopted grandson who is the light of my life. He is a miracle child and answer to many prayers.

As he grew up he started asking questions about where he came from.

The question: “Did I grow in your tummy, Mummy?’ was answered so beautifully by my daughter-in-law.

“No, when Daddy and I wanted you so badly Mummy’s tummy was broken and Jesus put you in another lady’s tummy. You grew in her tummy until the doctors took you out and gave you to us. We were waiting for you in the hospital.”

I had produced a photo book of the first two years of his life, starting from the very moment he was handed to my son and daughter-in-law, so it was able to confirm the answer.

He contemplated the answer for a while then asked:

“What was she like, the lady whose tummy I grew in?”

“She was a very special lady,” was the reply.

“Good”, he commented and went off to play.

From there on they have often referred to his special lady, and his biological mother will always be part of who he is.

To all those “special ladies” who give their children up for adoption, please know that your sacrifice, and I can only imagine what that sacrifice is, benefits so many people. It has a ripple effect in so many people’s lives. Your baby is loved and accepted. He or she brings so much happiness into other families’ lives. Families who have waited and prayed for a baby for so long!

To all you “special ladies”, I salute you.

To you desperate people who have “broken tummies”, but who want to be mothers and fathers I say — do not despair. There are many private adoption agencies in and around KZN and there are state agencies as well who are desperate to find homes for little souls who are very keen to be loved.

Do not give up hope.

Marilyn Mills is a retired public relations officer and school marketer. She has just finished writing her first novel and is working on children’s stories with her sister-in-law, Liz Mills, the author and illustrator of African Nursery Rhymes and Rhymes and Verse from Africa.

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