This poem is dedicated to my beloved grandmother in heaven, Freda Paulse. I have been missing you since 1996. And it is also dedicated to all the moms out there in heaven.

You touched our lives
In every way
Your smile
Shone through
Many layers of pain.

When you embraced the heavens
I vowed
To hold you close to me

You are with me,
In my heart
And everywhere I go.

Before you flew away
I made a promise
To never forget your smile

And so another year passes by
But you’re still in my heart.
Through the seasons
In the living years
You are still with me.