My First Mother's Day Without Jared
by Kristine M. Neiman
Although we never heard your cry,
or felt your breath on our face,
heard your giggles, or saw your smile,
we know that you lived,
because your brief life has cast a spell on us
that has changed us forever.
We too, are mothers, for we feel the love,
even though you are not with us.
We choose to celebrate Mother's Day,
and not cast it aside, as if we didn't exist.
For we know that you were real,
and your life has made us
loving mother's today and always.
For My First Mother's Day Without Jared Charles
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