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Usher’s Ex Wife Pens Emotional Mother’s Day Essay on the Loss of Her Son


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Mother’s Day was bitter sweet for Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond, the woman who gave birth to their two children together.  Having lost her 11-year-old son from a previous relationship, Kile Glover, Raymond has penned an open letter nearly three years since her son’s death from a jet ski accident.

“I have always heard that a mother should never have to bury her children. I absolutely agree. I am living the unimaginable,” she wrote on Madame Noire. “Every day feels like an odd dream sequence, but I muscle through and I will say that it has taught me to live, love and enjoy life to its fullest potential. I have also learned to never, I mean NEVER, sweat the trivial or meaningless things.”

Raymond concluded her letter by reminding mothers to appreciate motherhood every day of the year. “Being a mother is stronger than death for me,” she wrote. “I am wishing all Mothers, everywhere, love and appreciation for the gift you have in your children. Always remain grateful.”

In July 2012, Kile was struck by a jet ski while riding an inner tube on Georgia’s Lake Lanier. After sustaining a severe head injury, he tragically died of heart failure.

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