Just for today I will try to live through the next 24 hours
and not expect to get over my child’s death,
but instead learn to live with it, just one day at a time.
Just for today I will remember my child’s life, not just her death,...
and bask in the comfort of all those treasured days and moments we shared.
Just for today I will smile no matter how much I hurt on the inside,
for maybe if I smile a little, my heart will soften and I will begin to heal.
Just for today I will reach out to comfort a relative or friend of my child, for they are hurting too, and perhaps we can help each other.
Just for today I will free myself from my self-inflicted burden of guilt,
for deep in my heart I know if there was anything in this world
I could of done to save my child from death, I would of done it.
Just for today I will honor my child’s memory
by doing something with another child
because I know that would make my own child proud.
Just for today I will offer my hand in friendship
to another bereaved parent for I do know how they feel.
Just for today when my heart feels like breaking,
I will stop and remember that grief is the price we pay for loving
and the only reason I hurt is because I had the privilege of loving so much
Just for today I will not compare myself with others.
I am fortunate to be who I am and have had my child for as long as I did.
This life hasnt turned out the way i expected or wanted it to but I am lucky to have had 6 amazing years with Jack, i am lucky to have been his mum and to what it was like to feel his love. Some people are not as lucky as me.
Everyone gets so busy and stressed at this time of year but just for today, take a minute to appreciate what you have. Like me, there will people who arent as lucky as you xx