And Yet This Happened to Me . . .
Genesse Boudreau Gentry 
I took motherhood so seriously.
I took nothing for granted.
I was always thankful
for what I had.
And yet this happened to me.
I chose to stay with them,
live through their lives closely,
put my own aspirations
on hold 'til they'd grown.
And still, this happened to me.
My life was spent caring
for two lovely daughters
who made my life special
in so many ways.
One day she was living,
alive, well and thriving.
The next she was gone
to a life we can't share.
I'm learning to struggle
though life and the grieving,
to find ways of being
that bring wholeness and peace,
and live with what happened to me.