To My Birth Son

A poem.

Kacey Bailey October 01, 2014
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When I look in the mirror,
I don’t see me.
I see who you could
possibly be.

I see your eyes,
I see your face,
I can see my heart,
vacant of your space.

I ached to think of what I brought you,
but you have made me nothing but proud.
Your life has been a blessing,
the silver lining in my cloud.

Your absence in my life,
is a reality I must endure.
But my mood was never a factor,
Your life quality was the allure.

And now I see your smiling face,
your cleverness and grin,
while you hold my physical features,
you’re unique from outside in.

Your parents are kind, and gentle and sweet.
You were meant to be raised by them.
And yes, I miss you, dearly, my child.
You are a lifelong gem.

So, while I cry from your void.
It has all been justified.
Your family and is happy and full of love.
So I hope your joy will abide.

Love,
Your Birth Mother,
Kacey
A birth mother

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Kacey Bailey

Kacey is a birth mom of five years. She placed when she was 21 and has since received her bachelor's degree from Utah Valley University and married her college sweetheart. After years of building her career, she moved into writing and found a love in adoption advocacy. Working from home where she can raise her family is her favorite way to spend her time. Since adoption has created such defining moments in her life, she spends her time advocating its benefits and helping other birth mothers in their journeys.


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