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Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Moment I Became A Mom

I remember the moment I became a Mom. At placement the case worker asked me if I was ready to be a Mom. I couldn’t even get the words out of my mouth so I just nodded yes with tears streaming down my face. I stood up and walked over to a very emotional, courageous, young girl. I watched while she held her baby tightly, tears falling on her daughter’s head. I watched her kissing her baby and telling her how much she loves her. Then the moment came. She gently handed over this beautiful baby girl and placed her in my arms. It was one of the most amazing and spiritual moments in my life. In just that one moment I became a Mom.

Becoming a Mom was not a easy road for me. I endured several surgeries and medical procedures to then ultimately not be able to ever bear any children. It was always a dream of mine to be a mom. Since it was such a long journey I do not take my role as Mom lightly. It is one of the most important roles in my life.

I am beyond grateful for the opportunity I have to be a mother. Being a mother has been so much more than I expected! I love hearing my children call me Mom. I treasure their hugs and kisses. I enjoy hearing their excitement over the little things. I love seeing the world through their eyes. I’m grateful that I can hold them when they are hurt to make it all better. One of my favorites is talking with them in their beds at night. I love hearing them laugh and play. I enjoy seeing them accomplish something challenging.

I do not take for granted this incredible gift of being a Mom. I know it came because of the sacrifice of two incredible women. I know their hearts ache at times for these beautiful children. I want them to know that I will always be eternally grateful for the gift they gave their children of a family and me to be a Mom!
- Jess Moon, United For Adoption Board Member

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