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Mother Bridge of Love July 21, 2007

Filed under: Barefoot Books - titles,parenting articles — paulabrown @ 12:56 pm


This title is out next month, it’s a beautifully illustrated version of a well-known poem about adoption. It is geared primarily towards adoption from China but also tackles general issues around adoption, step-parents etc. Proceeds are going towards the Mother Bridge of Love institute which is run by XinRan, author of the Good Women of China and Sky Burial, an institute helping to bridge the cultural gap between China and the West and specifically helping adopted children. http://www.motherbridge.org There won’t be a dry eye in the house!

Once there were two women
Who hardly knew each other
One you do not remember
The other you call mother
Two different lives shaped to make yours one
One becoming your guiding star
The other became your sun
The first gave you life
And the second taught you to live in it
The first gave you a need for love
And the second was there to give it
One gave you nationality
The other gave you a name
One gave you the seed of talent
The other gave you an aim
One gave you emotions
The other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile
The other dried your tears
The age old questions through the years;
Heredity or environment –
which are you the product of ?
Both my darling – both
And two different kinds of love!


One Response to “Mother Bridge of Love”

  1. Sanne Says:

    beautiful! very touching.

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