75: Sacrifice

75: Sacrifice

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!


A Birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.

~Skye Hardwick

I watch her grow

through a Facebook page,

her first steps,

first everything,

all through videos.

Seeing her eyes,

the same as mine,

wishing she were in my arms.

Her laugh,

strange to me,

echoes through speakers

across distance to reach my ears.

Her mother,

her real mother,

the one she’ll grow to know,

smiling back,

a picture perfect love

that I sacrificed

to give her a life,

her mother a life,

they wouldn’t have otherwise.

~Penny C.

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