Friday, February 27, 2009

A Mother's Love Thirty Years Apart

I had been meaning to add these two pictures to the blog for awhile now.

In the first picture, that is my mother holding me. As I had previously said in my earlier post today, I only have one mother and that is her above. I am a couple months old, if that, in this picture. The picture below that, is me holding Gabriel in Guatemala on our first visit down there in May 2007. He was two weeks old at the time. When we tell people that Gabriel is adopted, they usually respond with "Oh but he looks just like you!" Yeah, I know. It's funny, isn't it? I've also been told that I am just like my mom which is oh so true even though she's blonde and I'm a brunette.

For those that might be wonder why I said I have only one mother, that is my personal opinion and to each their own. My birthmother gave me life and I am grateful for that, but my mama (and dad) raised me. There is a big difference in my eyes.


Leslie said...

What great pics!!!! My daughter looks alot like me and people havent asked if she's adopted with me alone!..Im half MExican so that might be why!! LOL


mesa said...

what a sweet post. I love the pictures! I love the way you feel about your one and only mom. :)

Carrie said...

Great post and wonderful pictures. You are all so blessed to have been a part of something so wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos...I forget how tiny G was!

Kelly said...

lovely post, Maria.