You are that little baby I lovingly carried for nine months,
That little child who was so kind, caring, and sweet,
That beautiful youth with so much potential and promise,
Those were wonderful years that made being a mom so easy.
Now, you are lost to an addiction that many don’t understand,
While they don’t see the love and promise you have inside of you, I do,
I loved you at every stage,
And I’ll continue to love you at every age,
I don’t know why we were given the experience of so much pain,
But I’ll stand by you in the sunshine and the rain,
As I look around me on this Mother’s Day,
Seeing other moms enjoying the fruits of their labour,
With children who are now independent and living a good life,
It makes my heart ache because that should be us,
It just seems so unfair when I love you so much,
However, I realize that we are on a different journey than other families are,
But, when we come through it, we will be even stronger,
I am proud to be your mother because I know your heart is good,
I look forward to the day when you find your way back,
And we are living life as we should.
~ Rose Barbour
Personal note to all of my children: I will ALWAYS love you and am so proud to be called your mom.