Though I’ve never had my own children, you are my children.
Though you didn’t come through me, you came to me.
Though you were all grown when you entered my life,
you still needed me as a child needs a mother. And I needed you. I fed you, and comforted you when you were scared.
I laid with you in kennels and on floors when you were sick.
We played with toys, and ran through the grass, splashed in the ocean,
took walks and long car rides,
flew on airplanes and visited f