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Because it is National Adoption Month and Prematurity Awareness Month and because I can’t imagine how much better my life could possibly be not seeing this beautiful smile everyday and enjoying the warmth of his hugs, reveling in his quiet wisdom and laughing until I cry over his jokes…and because that is one helluva a run-on sentence I give you this poem by Terri Banish.

You might want to go and get some kleenex now.

If before you were born, I could have gone to heaven and saw all the beautiful souls, I still would have chosen you.
If god had told me, “This soul would one day need extra care and needs.”, I still would have chosen you.
If he had told me, “This soul may make your heart bleed.”, I still would have chosen you.
If he had told me, “This soul will make you question the depth of your faith.”, I still would have chosen you.
If he had told me, “This soul would make tears flow from your eyes that could fill a river.”, I still would have chosen you.
If he had told me, “This soul may one day make you witness overbearing suffering.”, I still would have chosen you.
If he had told me, “All that you know to be normal would drastically change.” I still would have chosen you.
Of course, even though I would have chosen you, I know it was god who chose me for you.

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