Tameka Foster Raymond Says Late Son "Fulfilled His Contract On Earth"

Tameka Foster Raymond often shares the inspiration her late son Kile Glover left on social media. The eleven-year-old passed away in July of 2012 when a Jet Ski collided with the inner tube he was riding on during a family outing at Lake Lanier just outside of Atlanta. “Two weeks after the accident, Kile died in a local area hospital.”

The fashion designer and stylist who was previously married to R&B superstar Usher Raymond and shares two sons Usher V and Naviyd Ely, will soon release her new memoir, Here I Stand… In a Beautiful State and spoke recently with Tamron Hall “to reflect on her life, her book and how she found peace and healing after the death of her son.” Foster Raymond also has an older son Ryan Glover Jr.

“Thank you to the @tamronhallshow for the amazing opportunity to discuss my book #HereIStand ♥️. #InMyBeautifulState

“I realize we all have a certain amount of time on earth,” said Foster Raymond. “Whatever our time is, we don’t know how much time we have. And I realized that he had fulfilled his contract. He had done what he was supposed to do on Earth, and I know it’s hard when people hear me say that because they go, ‘How can you say that? He was only 11.’ But he had made such an impact, and he had such good energy, and he was such a good person.”

Foster Raymond admitted to being in denial the first 10-years of her son’s death and would “host huge celebrations on his birthday, she notes, contending that she has just come to a more healed state in the past year.” Today, she realizes her son was a “whole angel.”

The book will also be a series honoring her son in which Foster Raymond announced via Instagram earlier this year around his birthday.

Here I Stand… In a Beautiful State will debut September 15.

Photo:  Tameka Foster Raymond/Here I Stand

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