I Know Love…Remains

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The writer and her son, Miami.

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By Tere

I know love. I know it when it is new and hopeful.

I know it in my child, when I held him for the first time and in every moment since then.

I know it in lifelong friendships and in the sacrifices of my parents.

I know it in my sisters, in their unyielding support.

I know it in hardship, in weariness, after battles raged and won, and hurts inflicted and healed.

I know it in terrible darkness, and after, when light breaks through.

I know love can be found where and when you least expect it, and that when it suprises you this way, it is the sweetest kind of love.

And most of all, I know love remains, even when it goes.

Tere writes about her life — all of it — on the popular site, A Mom, A Blog, and the Life In-Between. She lives in Miami.

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By Contributor on February 16, 2011 · Posted in the habla habla

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Sue Valencia says:

Tere you are a poet. Thank you for such beautiful and heart touching words.
Abrazos,
Sue
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Tere says:

Thank you so much! :-)
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Maria de los Angeles says:

Beautiful, Tere! One of the best damn things I’ve read in a blog lately.
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Ana L. Flores says:

Que bello!
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Tere says:

Thank you, ladies!
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Amanda says:

My friend, you ate it!

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Lisa Renata says:

Beautiful.
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Tracy says:

Really beautiful!

Posted on February 17th, 2011

Tere says:

Thanks to the rest of you! I appreciate your words!!
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Monica says:

So lovely. And it resonates within me. Thank you.

Posted on February 23rd, 2011