In the letter below, Raymond talked about her son, losing him, and how she plans to get through her life now.
"On the days right before it, it never fails, I can feel my heart beating a little faster, my head feels a little heavier, and my knees slightly shake," she wrote in the lengthy note. "Ahhh, Sunday, May 10th, Mother's Day 2015. I never knew that this day of celebration would become so difficult to describe. Although, I am the proud mother of 5 boys, whom I (back in 2009;-) affectionately nicknamed my 'Five Heartbeats,' for the last two years, I have celebrated with only four. On July 21, 2012, my 11-year-old son, Kile Glover, succumbed to a traumatic injury from a horrific boating accident. As for my heart, the loss of my Kile has caused a strange, emotional arrhythmia. Now, my heart always skips a beat and even feels as though it has stopped at times."
The mother continued, "For me, Mother's Day has transformed into meaning something new. It is another day that I am simply grateful for the privilege of being a mother. It is important for every mother who is missing a child on Mother's Day to believe that the bond between mother and child is never broken. No one can ever take that attachment or eternal love away. Being a mother is stronger than death for me. I am wishing all Mothers, everywhere, love and appreciation for the gift you have in your children. Always remain grateful."
Raymond has four other boys, including two sons she shares with singer, Usher. Here they are photographed with their mother below.
A photo posted by Tameka Raymond (@tamekaraymond) on May 10, 2015 at 2:49pm PDT
The boys also joined their older brother in a cute snapshot for Mother's Day, as Raymond joined her eldest son of the four in the snapshot below.
A few of my heartbeats... Mothers Day brunchin' A photo posted by Tameka Raymond (@tamekaraymond) on May 10, 2015 at 1:58pm PDT
A photo posted by Tameka Raymond (@tamekaraymond) on May 10, 2015 at 5:31pm PDT
Happy Mother's Day Tameka, and to all the mothers out there!© 2019 Mstars News, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.