This poem was shared with me by a dear friend (R.W.) who lost her son tragically. Only those who have lost a child would truly understand. I share it here because I have known too many friends who have buried their babies far too soon.

When you tell me how long its been
since your child's death and you're feeling so bad, I know.
When you worry that the pain in your heart will ever stop,I know.
When and anniversary is coming and you dread thinking about it, I know.
When you tell me your friends just don't understand, I know.
I know because I have been there and I also know it will be easier someday ~
I know you'll be able to share those happy memories ~
I know you'll be able to reach out and help someone someday ~
And then you'll say "I know".

~ Therese Goodrich

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