I stole this from my friend Laurie’s blog today.  Laurie is an amazing mama to four beautiful kiddos and I appreciate her more than she probably knows.  Please visit her blog, Adoption Creates Families when you get a chance.  You will not be disappointed!  Thanks for posting this, Laurie.  I love it!

A baby is placed in a well-woven basket
It moves with the current
carrying its little fruit
from one woman to another
who plucks the bundle from the stream,
whose arms are ready to tend,
whose body has remained empty
of what she is in need of carrying.
I stand at the river that brought my son,
and think of the woman upstream.
How she could-in the middle of hardship
and loss-trust a basket, water,
that a person would find her child,
lift him up, raise him for many years
the descendant of two mothers,
each who labored,
each who was faithful
to the river.
-Margaret Hasse

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