Social Media Message December 19, 2023

Yesterday was really tough, and the night didn’t get any easier. It’s not just missing my son that’s hard; someone else I love is very sick. My heart felt like it was going to break, and I ended up crying all night. I’m told that crying is healing. 

I’ve found that talking to a friend and spending time at the farm helps a bit. It doesn’t make everything okay, but it helps me handle all these feelings that seem to get heavier instead of lighter. Maybe it’s just a bad day, and tomorrow will be better.

I wanted to share a poem that means a lot to me, especially on days like this. It reminds me that even though my son isn’t here with me, he’s still in my heart.

I’m There Inside Your Heart – Anonymous

Right now I’m in a different place  
And though we seem far apart  
I’m closer than I ever was…  
I’m there inside your heart  

I’m with you when you greet each day  
And when the sun shines bright  
I’m there to share the sunsets, too…  
I’m with you every night  

I’m with you when the times are good,  
To share a laugh or two,  
And if a tear should start to fall…  
I’ll still be there for you.  

And when the day arrives
That we no longer are apart  
I’ll smile and hold you close to me…  
Forever in my heart.


This poem helps me feel a little closer to him, like he’s still part of my day, every day. It’s nice to think he’s still around, laughing with me and being there when I’m sad. It makes me hope that we’re not really that far apart after all.

Tomorrow, I’ll try again, hoping for a better day. Sharing this feels like a small step towards that. 

Cam’s Mom