At Thanksgiving
By Jill Hechtman, Age 11 
For my Brother 
Though you’re filled with sorrow and
pain over the loss of your child you can
be thankful for…
The memories you hold close
The time you shared with your child;
no matter how short it was
The things your child taught you
The friend and family
that are there for you
And you can be thankful also for…
The smiles of other children
They are not our missing children,
no, but they still smile.
The Day My Brother Died