My sweet sister Rachel (and best friend!) gave me a poem the other day that she had written for us. She has been a constant on our adoption journey, praying for us and Lilia. She is always coming alongside to listen and hope, and of course, be an amazing auntie to Emma who has needed extra special love lately. The poem brought tears to my eyes because she (as artists do) put my emotions and thoughts into a beautiful structure that expresses how I am feeling far better than mere words ever could. Here it is:
To Katie, In Waiting
This placental love that spans an ocean
in defiance of science
With careful ear can hear
the echo of your heartbeat in the
thrumming rain of Africa
in the child who has become your flesh
and wears the skin of your love.
And God who flung the stars into space
will reverse the plate techtonics
that drove these continents apart.
The umbilical cord shortens
The distant pulse dawns louder with each sunrise
as faith shrinks an ocean to a puddle
and stepping stones emerge above the waves
to lead you to the day
when eyes shall meet eyes
fingers to fingers
and you cradle your Heart once more
upon your chest.
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