Sorrow pulls tightly upon my heart. It has taken over me. Words cannot presently spill from my mouth.
A woman long ago took me into her heart making me a child of hers even though I was not born from her. She gave me much needed love and attention. She led me when I lost direction. She held my had each time I miscarried. She advised me upon all things that mattered.
When she started to become someone else a person I never knew or saw, I knew that disease had taken over her, mind, body and soul.
Still, I love her because she helped give me strength and become a better version of me. It’s saddens me that in order to make other lives stronger, good lives have to suffer and eventually return to the soil beneath our feet. The only solace I have is knowing that now she sits happily in heave with papa and they will now live an eternal bliss.
In Memory of You©
By Felina Silver Robinson
In Memory of Mary Kangas who passed on September 2, 2022.