As I'm talking to other grieving mothers, especially those mom's who only have angel babies, some have often asked: I carried a baby, I gave birth to a baby, but my baby is no longer here on Earth. Am I still a mother?
For a short time, I struggled with this question as well. But after thinking about it long and hard, I know I am still a mother. I still have a child, maybe Ana's not here, but she is still MINE. And that makes me a mother. I was sick every day with Ana. I was tired. I was bleeding. I felt her inside me and I gave birth to her. Nothing will ever take that away.
I found this poem which might help others like it has helped me. I know Ana is here with me.