Happy Memories of Loved Ones


Happy Memories of Loved Ones

I lost my son May 9, 2008 at age 18. I have shared my story of grief and healing with many, I thought it would be a great idea if we all shared a story of a happy time with our child or loved one, something that will make us smile.

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Lost of my Son

Started by Beth Skaggs. Last reply by cynthia Pearl Oct 17, 2013. 3 Replies

I lost my son on August 2,2008. To remind me of him I had a quilt made of his clothes. It turned out so beautiful.Continue

memory of my son

Started by yvonne. Last reply by cynthia Pearl Oct 17, 2013. 4 Replies

I lost my son on July 5th 2009 iAM still griefing the lost of my child it seems like yesterday there is no good time for me and my husband since our son was murdered


Started by Stephanie Bruna. Last reply by Gaynell Leath Dec 18, 2011. 5 Replies

I am very new to this websit and am so far liking what I see. I lost my paternal Grandma to pancreatic cancer on 12/10/09 after she fought an 18 month battle. I am in an End of Life care health…Continue

Benjamin WHITMAN Jr.

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Comment by Troy on March 31, 2010 at 1:44pm
Hi Everyone,
I believe it is good to keep the spirit and memories alive of those we have lost that were dear to us.
My Pop died of COPD Dec. 29th 2009. He was a terrific father. He had a certain way about him, a fun loving nature and a special kindness that was always present.
When my sister and I were very young, we loved the fact that Pop could make candy come out of his ears! Usually around Easter time after our meal we’d linger at the dinner table and beg Pop to commence the awe inspiring miracle. He’d always be reluctant... to build the drama, of course. Then he’d lean back in his chair, squint, grunt and carry on a bit and then voila! CANDY! In his ear...a little foil wrapped egg would magically appear. We were so delighted... amazed and proud too!
Naturally this drama was a well orchestrated plan from both my Pa and Mother, who’s job was to produce a well timed distraction so my Pa could create the illusion. But, for a long time my sister and I believed it. Pa was such a great guy. I love thinking about him.
Comment by Janet Saylor on March 31, 2010 at 5:18am
Hello, My name is Janet, I lost my son to suicide August 19, 1999. Yes, I count everyday since, he was 25 years old, left a wife, & my beautiful granddaughter & I look at her & I see so much of him, so God has truly blessed me. He was so funny & was always making jokes, just like me. You never forget them & God blesses us with all the wonderful memories & I realize now that I'm so thankful to God for giving me him for 25 years & blessing me with that baby boy than to have never had him in my life. Some one told me one time that our children do not belong to us, they are only loaned to us from God. What we have once held in our arms, we now hold in our hearts forever. My many, many, prayers are with all of you, because I know what you are going through & in time & with God's help, you will receive, acceptance, peace & comfort & you wiil remember all the great times that God blessed you with. Much love to you all, hope I have said something that wiil help.
Comment by Susan - Donny's Mom on March 30, 2010 at 10:13pm
I lost my son (39) on Christmas Day 2009. I still don't how I am going to have another Christmas but we have a 4yr old grandson so somehow, someway we have to do a Christmas next year.
Now on to something happy....our family was always together, celebrating something. We shared the friendship of many people and my son was always at the BBQ cooking away. He cooked for us, cooked for his family and cooked at his job. Many people are missing his gift of cooking. One of the last and best memories was helping him cook for a Christmas party for his friends at our house. It was just Donny, me and his Dad. We cooked together for hours, then wrapped up the food and off he went to present the meat for the party. I will always have that wonderful last memory of all of us together, talking, laughing and being together. Who would have known in less than a week he would be leaving us forever.....
Thank goodness I took hundreds of pictures of our family in good times and they are around my computer for me to enjoy every morning.
Still miss my boy....forever will
Comment by Janice Hildebrand on March 30, 2010 at 8:17pm
I lost my daughter Elizabeth,19, on June 18th,2008. We had so many happy or funny times together but I am still grieving so much, it took me awhile to find something that made me smile. I used to drive her to college. Just the 2 of us. We listened to alot of music. I would start to sing this song that had the lyrics "sunshine in a bag". She looked at me and asked me if I knew what the song was about. I found out it was about smoking. We laughed. When I hear the song, it makes me smile. I still sing it, it has a good beat. It's nice to smile about good times. Thank you.
Comment by Vicki on March 30, 2010 at 6:13pm
I'm very lucky I have so many happy memores of my parents , I don't know where to begin , this could take all night . What I do know is that the end was sad but everything else was fun , my parents were a blast & that's what I hold onto . it's taken me a while to get here , but I'm back & so will all of you ,it just takes some time . so my best to all of you , keep those good thoughts & try not to dwell on the sad stuff (easier said than done ) Happy Easter to all . Vicki
Comment by Tammy Egberts on March 30, 2010 at 5:57pm
I guess if i was to share a happy memory of robby it would be his uncanny ability to make people laugh. he would call it his jokey mood..also, the birth of his son made him so proud, and happy..robby had any aura that would shine around him, and he didn't even know it..i remember when he was about 10 yrs old he got inot comic books, collecting them, and every day he would say "Mom can we go, and get me another comci book?" i really could not afford to do it all the time, but it sure made him happy...if i had to say one specific time i could not do it because he had alot of happy times accept in the end, he changed, the life went out of his eyes, and the happiness diminished, but we are talking about happy right??? of course it is difficult to think happy when you are grieving so deeply, but i tried.. i miss my son, and love him with all my heart. and know i will see him again...take care, and bless you all. tammy E
Comment by Karen on March 30, 2010 at 4:29pm
My 94 y.o. Dad died the end of Nov 2009 the result of a massive stroke he suffered the end of Sept 2009. I miss him more than anyone could possibly imagine. This may seem mundane, but just seeing him & mom on Friday nights for dinner with hubby Richard was one of the happiest memories I have of him. Course I have about 45 yrs worth of memories, but that's the most recent. I'm an only child BTW.

Thanks for listening.

Comment by jennifer on March 30, 2010 at 1:44pm
my 2yrold son caden was murdered on april22,2009..There are so many memories of caden i dont even know where to start..I remember the 1st time he walked,his 1st tooth,how his face would light up when he would see me..The only bad memory I have is the day he was killed..There are nothing but good memories of him
Comment by Diana Sanchez on March 30, 2010 at 12:49pm
My son was murdered by a coward with a gun on November 21, 2009. You all have an idea of how I feel right now, only 4 months later. I have a lot of happy memories of my son, he was a funny guy. When he was about 6 years old, he caught me putting a dollar under his pillow for his tooth. He said "aha, there is NO toothfairy!" I couldn't think of what to say so I told him that I would tell him the truth if he promised to never tell anyone. I told him that we needed extra money so I took a side job as "the toothfairy" so in reality he was really lucky to have his very own toothfairy at home. Of course no 6 year old kid can keep his mouth shut so he proceeded to tell his little friends at school. I got a call that day from the principal wanting me to pick him up because he had started a fist-fight with a kid who called him a liar.
Comment by Shannon on March 30, 2010 at 11:39am
My older Brother Steven, my only sibling, passed away on March 19, 2009 at the young age of 24 in a tragic car accident. Although he is no longer with me physically, I can’t help but to smile, and shed a tear when I picture his quirky grin. He was known for his grin! Growing up we always shared such a strong bond - he playfully picked on me, yet was my protector and my rock, but it wasn’t until we were older where our bond flourished. One of my happiest memories of Steve was when he came to visit me in the city the day before my graduation from college. While I was attending a required breakfast, he decorated my apartment with 100+ congratulatory balloons so I couldn’t even walk in when I got home… he was so proud of his little sister. What made this so funny was that he took the time to write on each balloon with some of our favorite quotes and memories… oh man. Haha he was too funny, and was by far my biggest fan. I am just so lucky to have had a Brother like him for my 22 years. God bless.

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