It happened again today.

I was in Target. I heard a 2-year-old talking in the aisle next to me. (My ears are natural radars for a 2-year-old child).

She was saying “No! No! No!” in the most innocent, yet stern voice. Typical 2-year-old.

The young mom was frustrated. Every mom reading this has been there. It’s normal.

The mom started shaming the little 2-year-old. The child’s cries became a high pitched “Noooooo…”

My grief took over and I got nauseous. That happened in the first couple of years after you left when I encountered a toddler in public. It hasn’t happened in a while. It happened today. 👼🏻

I miss you. I miss you in the deep places of my heart that I honestly did not know were there until they were filled with the pain of missing you.

April 13 will be 5 years. I will never stop talking about you. Your life continues to make a positive impact on others.

I’m humbled that God chose me to be your Mama. He knew how sick you would be and He trusted me to take care of you. 👼🏻❤️

Love your children. Be patient with them.

Mitchell Bays Turner (2012-2014)