by Pradeep (Philippe Mignon)
Founder Empreintes Vivantes for Sri Lankan adoptees, Belgium
One more day without you.
But this day is special because if I believe my adoption papers, it’s your birthday today.
And today I don’t care if they’re wrong.
Today you would be 69 years old.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you.
Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you.
Not a day goes by never to return.
Not a day goes by without giving me hope.
But not a day goes by without taking it from me too.
Maybe one day we will meet again.
Maybe one day you will turn around.
And that day, I’ll be there too, and I won’t blame you.
May you take care of yourself while I find you.
Wherever you are, whatever you do I love you mom.