So many mothers are feeling the devastation of losing their children as "the system" that was designed to protect them fails and even facilitates their abuse. Robin has so beautifully expressed the pain and helplessness I'm sure so many mothers feel. Thank you Robin for being so vulnerable and willing to share with others so they won't feel alone. 

For Mothers of 'Lost' Children

by Robin Karr

It's impossible to know that your child is still OK
To protect your child was your job, so you think you failed in every way
When your child is no longer with you and still so very young
You can't help but think there must more you could have done
You turn the music up and sob while in your car and the shower hides your tears
You know you can't survive this kind of loss another day, another month, another year
Yet, the years go by and you realize you're still alone
Although you did all you knew and could, your child did not come home
The child you carried and brought into this world has gone away
There's nothing left to do but pray and pray and pray
How evil are those who desire nothing more than to destroy the mother-child bond
You continue to seek justice, but the gutwrenching pain goes on and on
No matter how huge the loss, you have no choice but to start another day
Without your child that gave your life meaning in every way
You lie down at night and think of your child and feel so all alone
There is nothing in this world you want more than for your child to just come home.

 

We have had success getting judges to do what's right when we can get their attention and one of the most impactful ways is for adult survivors to call or email the judges telling them the impact their own abuse has had on their lives. If you're willing to make a phone call that may help save a child's life of abuse, please complete our volunteer form under the Get Involved tab and check "Family Watch Program."  Thanks in advance for your help.