Thursday, August 18, 2011

A mother's unspeakable loss

Rubi Esperanza Rios

by Celia Lupercio

my Rubi my jewel
my daughter my heart
my hope to move forward
the creation to this unconditional love

i miss you i miss you

as you are not
in my arms nor in your crib
not eating dinner nor playing with your sister
not at the park or with your tias
not here not now

but gone

i will love you until forever
and treasure ever moment that we had together
i will get my strength from up above cause you're with Jesus and in his arms

i miss you my baby
my Rubi jewel

but i will meet you and you will lead me
just like in the dance you saw us perform
the night before you went to heaven
oh how i miss


my baby

August 11, 2009 - July 31, 2011

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  1. I don't have words to express how very sorry I am. I do not know the details of your circumstance, but in the end, does that even matter? Loss of a child must be the single greatest heartbreak known to man. I do know that time heals all wounds. There will always be a scar, and you will be forever changed, but there is hope for happiness, somewhere, somehow. I have not experienced this, so my words come from very different experiences, but I think and hope and pray that they are true. I do not know you, but I feel with you, hurt with you, and grieve with you. Thank you also for visiting my site and for your powerful words there.

  2. Thank you for sharing your heart. Horrifying. Beautiful.