Tomás K. Hughes
March 18, 1976 - March 27, 1997


A Letter of Love to My Son

by Barbara Freeman, Najette Abouelhadi, Bethany Pereboom, and Laura Yawney
Vocals by Meagan McNeal, Leah Dexter, and Takesha Meshé Kizart-Thomas


There was a good spirit on you.
Did I love you more than the Lord?
In your twenty-one years on earth,
I couldn’t have loved you more.
Patient, intelligent, my perfect counterpart.
Love of my life, precious one.
The greatest gift from up above
Tomás, my only son.

Visit my dreams,
Tell me you’re safe,
Light up the room like you used to,
Call me from above and I’ll say,
“Mama will always love you.”

It’s hard to dance with two left feet,
Couldn’t even roller-skate.
Instead, you were marching on drill team,
Little cadet leading the way.
Let me hold your hand, walk you ‘cross the street but,
Soon you’d become Mama’s support.
Got to Grandma’s house all by yourself,
Didn’t hold my hand anymore.

Visit my dreams,
Tell me you’re safe,
Light up the room like you used to,
Call me from above and I’ll say,
“Mama will always love you.”

– Instrumental –

Memories slip away but we remain:
Dear Tomás, this is a letter of love to you, from Mom.
Here we remain, your daughter Kadejah, your grandsons Demonte and Kemonte.
The greatest gift from up above
Tomás, my only son.

Visit my dreams,
Tell me you’re safe,
Light up the room like you used to,
Call me from above and I’ll say,
“Mama will always love you.”

Visit my dreams,
Tell me you’re safe,
Light up the room like you used to,
Call me from above and I’ll say,
“Mama will always love you.”