|I Have Been Changed|
|By Julie Branch|
|In loving memory of my sweet son, Justin Paul Branch Stillborn July 31, 1991|
|It becomes clearer every day
that I have been changed
by the life of my son.
As time passes and
his life is but a misty memory for those around me,
his life has more meaning for me.
I find it a little easier
to sift through the significant and the non.
I find other people’s joys and sorrows
more meaningful and understandable.
And somehow, because of him,
I am going down a path
that is clearer and brighter
and this makes me love him more.
And think of him more.
And yet, I still regret,
that it is he
who has changed
the meaning of my life,
and not I who have helped to mold his.
|November 17, 1993