Because You Are My Mom

When I decided to continue the conversation with my daughter about why I kissed her when I met her I turned it back on her. I asked her why she kisses me, shares her drinks with me etc. She said well that is because she loves me I asked her why she loves me and her answer was short and simple “because you’re my mom”. That was the best answer I had ever heard.

I never really thought too much about what not sharing my things with the kids. I mean as soon as I met them I started sharing things with the kids. I never would walk up to a stranger’s kid on the street and ask if they want a sip of my soda but I have no problem at all with doing this with these three kids of mine. I think as soon as I was told they were going to be ours I immediately started sharing food with them. I never once gave it any consideration to the fact that I was sharing with people I was not related to by blood.

So when Rebecca answered because I was her mom I said that was why I kissed her when I met her. The answer was simple and it was true the day I met that sweet angel I knew I was her Mom just like when I met her brothers I knew they were my sons. It was not that fast on paper but it happened in an instant in our hearts and minds. This was a fact I did not carry them in my belly, my DNA is not running through their veins but they are my kids in the most important way; I love them deep in my heart, all in my mind and there is no changing that.

There are many things that I may not be able to give my kids because they are adopted. I may never give them a kidney (even before I got cancer) but maybe I could, I may not be able to tell them about their biological parents or their biological grandparents but I can tell them about us and about our parents their grandparents. I have seen way too many sad stories on the news about biological parents doing horrible things to their own kids and that is one thing I can promise I would do for my kids I would give my life for them and would do everything in my power to protect them from as much as I can.

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About Tammy Woolard

My name is Tammy and I am 40 year old mother of 3 wonderful children who came to us through domestic adoption. Although we did not have any fertility issues we chose adoption because there are so many kids that did not ask to be born but truly want a family to love. We did research on adoption choices and decided on domestic adoption through CPS. You would be surprised the differences between each agency. The adoption process is nothing like you see in the movies. I am also a 5 year breast cancer survivor. When I was diagnosed my kids were 3, 5 and 7 I did so much research I may have driven my Dr. a little crazy but that is ok it is my body not his.