As a baby at my breast,
I promised you my very best,
You gave my life so much meaning,
Fulfilled hopes that I'd been dreaming.
Every little baby smile,
Made my life so worthwhile,
There was so much joy,
Having you as my little boy.
Lullabies and nursery rhymes,
Children's songs and playtimes,
Your favorite blanket and all your toys,
There was so much that we enjoyed.
As you grew,
The joys grew too,
Of course there were difficult times,
But we were able to find.
Our love would always overcome,
What had been troublesome,
I never thought I'd have to say,
I had a son but he passed away.
At twenty-two your thoughts and plans,
Were so very close at hand,
The future you envisioned,
Never to come to fruition.
Eight months short of graduation,
We were planning for the celebration,
The culmination of years of studies,
Perseverance, ideas and worries.
I mourn for the future that will never be,
But rejoice in the gift you were to me,
For every day you were here on earth,
From the moment I gave you birth.