Whoever said that looking like your mother all comes directly from your genes was fortunately mistaken.
I was blessed with a beautiful biological mother, no doubt…But I was given the greatest gift when God picked the mother that would raise me. The mother that I would call “mom.” The mother that so many kind strangers and friends would say “you are beautiful just like your mother,” little did they know I’m adopted Whenever someone said this Momma and I would just look at each other, smile and say “thank you.” Not once did we say “well thank you but you know, I’m actually adopted, so I got my looks from someone else…” That didn’t matter because Momma gave me something much greater than her looks- she gave me wisdom, advice, a foundation of truth, love, grace, hope, forgiveness and she gave me a home– a strong Christian home. She gave me the opportunity to thrive and an environment of Godly parents and wonderful community. For that, I will always be grateful. I will try every day to never take that for granted.It’s funny– people say “when you start to spend all (or a lot) of your time with the same people, you start to look like them.” Well, I doubt they were talking about your parents…because a lot of us look just like our parents but my this case they were right. I can’t help but think that not only did God know the perfect plan for me with the right family– He also gave me the amazing gift of having green eyes, brown hair, my momma’s style and a shy, considerate demeanor similar to hers so that when people said “you look just like your mother,” I could do just what I have always done– smile and say “thank you.”
Now, for THAT, I will always be grateful…and I will never take it for granted. If there was one person I always want to take after it would have to be and will always be my Momma.I love you, Momma. Happy Mothers Day week xoxo
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