Artwork by: Rebekah Schultz, 21

You are Still With Me

When I lost my mom it was devastating and it was a hard thing to take in. Something that helped me cope was to talk to a picture of her and hold her ashes. This made me feel close to her and that she was in my spirit. I would hold her picture or her ashes close to me and tell her: “Mom, I just ask you to watch over me and point me in the right way in life and to make you proud. You and I were a team, a mom and son team that nobody was taking apart. I love you so much it hurts me every second of the day that you are not here with me. You are with me it’s just I can’t see you. I will always love you”

Prompt by: TJ West, 19