On Mother’s Day, Sybrina Fulton thanked the people who have reached out to her, and told of her anguish at the loss of her son, Trayvon Martin.
The Miami native sent a plaintive message on Twitter Sunday, referencing a poem by Maya Angelou, as well as her faith.
The tweet read:
As I send you this message, my heart hurts and my eyes are full of tears for my beloved son Trayvon. Truth is, I am so sad today but I know I must stand for my Trayvon and future Trayvons. Although I am down today, it reminds me of Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Still I Rise’. So hopefully after church and spending time with my Mom and family I will feel better but for now, I am saddened. I would like to thank you all for your flowers, cards and the wonderful online messages.
George Zimmerman, 28, faces second degree murder charges in the killing of Martin, 17. Police have said Zimmerman claimed self-defense in the slaying.