One of our MGC community members, Melanie Myers, recently shared a poem she wrote to her loving mother, Barbara Heinz, for the one year anniversary of her death due to stage four breast cancer.
She wants touch grieving hearts who feel like she does to let them know that they are not alone. She hopes that her mother is looking down on her with pride that she is using her pain and sorrow to help others.
Thank you Melanie for sharing your heart and a bit of your mom with us!
A Letter to My Angel - By Melanie Myers
I think about you all the time, I often call your name.
I know I couldn't save you but I still feel I'm to blame.
No matter what I try to do, I can not ease the pain.
People say that it will take some time but things will never be the same.
The guilt I felt, the tears I cried the day I watched you pass, I
know if you were here right now you would probably kick my ass,
but as I lay awake at night and think what I should do.
It also makes me realize how much I'm just like you.
You always were my hero, you were always my best friend.
I told you I was with you from then until the end.
You always were the strong one, you knew just what to say.
I lost the biggest part of me the day you passed away.
I feel so lost without you, I know I must go on.
But I don't know where to go from here, now that you are gone.
I held your hand, I dried your tears, did all I could to calm your fears.
But now that you're not here with me, I don't know what to do.
This life is almost to much to bear, now that I don't have you.
With everyday that passes I only miss you.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 25 January 2023
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