Love On Manifesto

We believe. We believe and know that the love we have for our children
who have died has a depth with no end, an expanse with no width.
It spans time, space, life and death.
This love is our very real and tangible connection to our children.
It's because of this fierce love that we know our children, now in spirit, are with us.
This love invites us and gathers us into a continuous relationship with them.
Our children are present, pushing us, guiding us, and helping us find our way.

Because we have faced the death of our beloved children, we awaken to see more.
Our stories are our strength. So we walk with purpose. We will make our days count.
We will morn, cry, miss, laugh, love and do. We will create goodness.
We will contribute to this world in a way that only we can.

We are mothers of beautiful, beloved children. These souls, our children, shine bright.
Therefore we will shine bright too. We will walk in light. We will spread love.
Our pain will be a lamp of compassion for others. We will hold this lamp of love high.
Some days it's but an ember. Some days a wild flame.
Through it all, we love on. We believe."

{jessica lindberg}