In many ways, Pamela Kay Klopfenstein's story My Heart Will Forever Go On reveals that she is like any other mother: loving, accepting, and exceptionally giving. It also reveals, however, that the seemingly impossible is possible: that even after we are faced with the worst tragedy of our imaginations, we can begin to live again. 'As a parent who has lost a child', writes Klopfenstein, 'I am pretty sure about one thing: when we fully become used to the idea that our children are never coming back to us, when we realize that we have no control over life - when it ends or begins - we wake up living in a different world. We are not the same people we used to be.' Informed with a wisdom that only comes from surviving the loss of one's own child, Klopfenstein's story offers practical advice about raising children with special needs in between lines of sincere empathy and enduring love. Readers will find truth in her poetry and poetry in her prose. After bringing a sting to her readers' eyes, her story is sure to sit on a shelf in their hearts like a friend who is always there.