Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hero

I finally watched Juno tonight. I have been wanting to see it since it came out last fall but for some reason never watched it. I think it's pretty appropriate that I watched it around my birthday. As I was watching the movie I was reminded what an amazing person my birth Mother must be. I can only imagine how hard it was for her to feel me kick inside of her for 9 months and then to put me up for adoption. It really shows me how unselfish she is and how incredibly strong she is.

I often wonder if she thinks of me and if she imagines what I look like and the person I have become.

A few weeks ago I was thinking about being adopted and I think I have always felt somewhat rejected by my birth Mom. Well, a couple weeks ago I changed the way I thought of being adopted. Instead of feeling rejected I felt grateful that I had two women I considered a Mother. Both women helped me become who I am today and I am so grateful for both of them.

I pray that my birth Mom has been rewarded in life for loving me enough to trust me with someone else. She is my hero.

5 comments:

Eye of the Rainbow said...

I love that movie Juno, I seen it when it first came out!! It was written very well. :) Glad you enjoyed it.

Lynilu said...

I haven't seen the movie, and it sounds like I'd better put that on my Blockbuster list.

I'm impressed with how you are changing your view of your life. I have always thought that adopted kids are the luckiest because they have proof of being loved ... loved by the birth mother who cared enough to give birth and allow the baby to go to a home that is better able to handle it, and by adoptive parents who chose to open their hearts to that baby. For you to see that now is good, indeed.

:)

Renaissance Woman said...

Loved Juno!

And it's nice that you can respect your birth mom for her decision. It really must be a hard decision.

Audra said...

I'm glad you were able to take away something positive from that movie. Dylan also had the same reaction. Her mother was 15 when she was pregnant, and knew that she wouldn't be able to give her the care a baby needs.

Monogram Queen said...

Very good perspective. At least your birth Mom chose to give you life and even though she screwed it up your Adopted Mom wanted to give you a start at life too. Hugs honey!