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Grow in Heart, not in Tummy

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Ga tau kenapa, Bunda lagi mau nulis ini di blog Uni. Ga pa pa ya sayang. Bunda juga tulis ini di blog Bunda kok. Jadi kita kembaran posting tulisan yang sama di blog kita berdua.

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. [Oprah Winfrey]

Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy’s heart instead of her tummy. [

My life has been shaped by the decision two people made over 24 years ago. They decided to adopt a child. They got me, and I got a chance at the kind of life all children deserve. [Karen Fowler – Reflections on Motherhood]

The beggarly question of parentage–what is it, after all? What does it matter, when you come to think of it, whether a child is yours by blood or not? All the little ones of our time are collectively the children of us adults of the time, and entitled to our general care. That excessive regard of parents for their own children, and their dislike of other people’s, is, like class-feeling, patriotism, save-your-own-soul-ism, and other virtues, a mean exclusiveness at bottom. [Thomas Hardy – Jude the Obscure]

Was it the act of giving birth that made you a mother? Did you lose that label when you relinquished your child? If people were measured by their deeds, on the one hand, I had a woman who had chosen to give me up; on the other, I had a woman who’d sat up with me at night when I was sick as a child, who’d cried with me over boyfriends, who’d clapped fiercely at my law school graduation. Which acts made you more of a mother?

Both, I realized. Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life. [Jodi Picault – Handle with Care]

Bagus ya nak, quote nya. Makanya Bunda tulis di sini. Semoga Uni senang juga ya… We love you so much dear. You are the light of our life.

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