A most beautiful gift of love


It has been a difficult couple of weeks, trying times, emotional roller coaster, then this beautiful poem arrived today from another mother who lost a beautiful daughter to homicide.

Len Carver is a blogger, telling her story in words and poems at My Own Heart http://wp.me/P1SDTo-2 you should stop over to read some of her poetry and the story of her daughter Kylsta.

I’VE LEARNED TO LIVE…
February 7, 2013 by lenwilliamscarver

I’ve learned I am stronger than I ever imagined I could be
I’ve learned I am weaker than I ever imagined I could be
I’ve learned to live each day since the loss of you
I’ve learned that when my world is spinning out of control
To lean into the curves so as not to fall to the ground
I’ve learned to live each day since the loss of you

I’ve learned that even when there is so much pain
I have to hold it all together I cannot go insane
I’ve learned to live each day since the loss of you
I’ve learned through all the tears I have cried
That crying does not ease the pain tho I have tried
I’ve learned to live each day since the loss of you
I’ve learned that framed pictures are not the same
Memories are allright, rather hear you call my name
I’ve learned to live each day since the loss of you
I’ve learned that no one understands my grief
Except another mother with a cemetery wreath
I’ve learned to live each day since the loss of you
I’ve learned a life can be taken with the blink of an eye
And only God knows the when, where and why
We didn’t get to say I love you and good-bye
I’ve learned to live each day since the loss of you

Dedicated to Shirley Sanservino and Brenda Lewis

11 responses to this post.

  1. How beautiful! There can be no greater pain!

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    • I have to agree there is no greater pain than losing a child – regardless of the age. Len Carver lost an adult daughter to as yet has no resolution to the cause. Yet she is such a generous person that she spreads her love to another mother who has lost a child. Her words are so heartbreaking, knowing her pain, as she reaches out to those of us who understand.

      God bless you and other mothers who are grieving the loss of a child.

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  2. Yes…beautiful poem…only another bereaved parent can begin to understand such a tremendous loss…

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  3. Posted by jonnie on February 8, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Beautiful…

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  4. You are so welcome my friend, these are hard times for those of us that have lost our precious children but know someday in Gods time we will be reunited. I thought to give you a piece of my heart for all you have been through and for all you have been to me. ~Len

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  5. This is beautiful, Shirley. XOXO

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    • I was so shocked when this message came to my personal email…Len is an understanding friend, she can make the words work in her poetry, so talented.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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  6. Thank you Len, the most beautiful words, a gift I will always treasure. Only another mother can understand the extreme grief as the loss of a child.

    God bless you my friend.

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