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Okay…I Admit It – A Poem

Jan 17, 2014 | Blog Posts, Grief & Loss, Hope & Inspiration, Poetry, Transformation

Okay…I Admit It by Sandy Richards

I silently cry in the shower
I struggle to share a smile
I miss you something fierce
I’m a mom who’s lost her child.

I feel you in the sunshine
I see you in the rain
I hear your voice in the windsong
I’ve changed, I’ve changed, I’ve changed.

I escape in memories of days gone by
I dream of days to come
I’m not the woman I once was, but…
I will always be your mom.

I talk to mighty angels
I imagine you in my mind
I wonder who you’d be today
I’m a mom who’s lost her child.

Okay, I admit it. I’m working hard at this sorrow thing, but it is not always easy. I guess that’s why they call it grief work. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had to do. I understand that I am not alone on this journey and my wish is that you never have to walk down this road. But if you are on the path of grief recovery, know that there will be ups and downs and times that you want to give up. Keep the memories of your child alive, and in turn, you will continue to live.

Thanks for reading!

– Sandy Richards

Sandy Richards is a devoted mom and celebrated author whose experience of losing a child has allowed her to connect, inspire and heal with other grieving parents through her memoir A Far Cry ...From Home and her blog. In addition, Sandy strives each day to inspire children to read, imagine, and smile through her award winning children’s books and ongoing volunteerism in her local school district. Sandy lives with her husband, Joe, in Milford, MI.