Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Mother's day gift

Mother's Day was upon me and I was in labor that day.  I remember it so well.  As I lay in the hospital I heard a nurse coming onto her shift remark,  "Is someone having a baby today?  It's a great day to have a baby!"  Well you must have heard that because shortly after that you came into the world.   I still have the rose made out of pink netting that the ladies auxillary brought to me.  Memories. 
Brian Joseph Daulton, May 10th, 1981 - September 24, 1985.  Born on Mother day, died on my birthday. You were the sweetest boy these eyes have seen.  You flew through life with every flag unfurled.  Your life....  I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

You died when you were only four,
I always thought there would be more.
More time to laugh and run and play,
More love to give another day.

You were so young and sweet and fair,
Your shining blue eyes and your blonde hair,     
Taken away without a cause,
Taken away so now I pause,
To look back and remember when
The days were full of my Brian.                                                

Love you forever,


This is one of the last pictures we have of Brian.  I wanted to share it with you.  Although his death affected me profoundly it also taught me lessons that I've never forgotten.  The broken hearted are close to the Lord.  He ministered to me (when I would let Him) and He drew me closer to Him as time went by.  He has restored my soul and given me compassion and opened my eyes to see life differently.  To treasure life more.  To reach out to those who are hurting too, for we all have pain.

It is one of the reasons we adopt I'm sure.  We want to be a part of God's redemptive work.  He welcomed us into His family through adoption.  We are just doing what God does for all of us.  Adoption.   It's a gift in so many ways.

Here is my mother's day picture today.  My children gathered around me to bless me on this special day.  God is good!


Happy Mother's Day!       Love, Jane


  1. Happy Mother's Day to one of the greatest Mom's I know!!

  2. Love the picture. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.