He title says it all. She died late 2017, and I wrote this to say at her memorial.
She took us in a while ago,
Two lost kids with nowhere to go.
She did her best to banish her fears,
And became our mother for eight long years.
You never realize how much you care about something till it's gone.
A frightening sensation seems to overtake you,
One that seems to linger for more than a eon,
And is worse than any illness or flu.
But what she left behind is more important than what she took.
As long as we know the exact places to look.
If I look deep into the depths of my torn heart,
I realize we will never truly be apart.