Francine Bretz
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Nov 20, 2012
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"Happy Heavenly Birthday Tiffany"
Nov 20, 2012
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"Francine, will you email me about 10 photos of Tiffany so that I can make a collage for you? Thinking of you and Tiffany. {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}} Atonsgirl@aol.com"
Nov 20, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"Today has been a difficult one, at this moment I look at the clock and the memories come back to two years ago, wondering why my daughter wasn't answering her phone, why I hadn't wasn't seeing any facebook posts, calling her siblings…"
Sep 22, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"The 2 year mark of my daughter's passing is coming quickly, this Saturday September 22. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her, for that matter throughout most of the day my thoughts revolve around her. I can say that I am able to…"
Sep 19, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"Bonnie, I don't think they will ever go away, it wasn't supposed to happen! We weren't supposed to be grieving the loss of our children. You definitely are not alone in your feelings. We just have to take day by day, hour by hour, it…"
May 12, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"Thanks Susan! I just hate these feelings. I miss Tiffany and those 'what ifs' just creep right back in. I don't think I need any medications for it but I sure wish I could learn how to handle it and not fall apart. I know everyone…"
May 7, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"I am hoping some of you can offer some insight...I have three other adult kids and since my daughter has died I get really anxious when I don't hear from them. I am sure they want to enjoy life as an adult without having to let their mom (me)…"
May 7, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"Lori, From what you are saying I wanted to give you my opinion, right or wrong, on what this nurse said to you. I really don't feel she was saying that your son was abusing the drug, but pointing out to you how helpful it would be for you to…"
Mar 29, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"Tami, Thank for this site of support that you have created for us all to speak to each other, no matter what we have to say. A place where there is no judgement and where we all know how each other is feeling. I hold you in my heart today and pray…"
Feb 22, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"Yikes....I misspelled family's...I hate misspelled words!  LOL"
Feb 17, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"Lori, I am sorry for your loss, and you are not losing your mind. The feelings and emotions you are having are normal, I hope so anyway because they sound exactly like my first months after losing my daughter. You will continue to have those days…"
Feb 17, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"Isabella, I am so sorry, you have nailed it with the comment you made about being on a never ending rollercoaster. The waves are going to hit you and there will be nothing you can do, let it happen, be sad and cry if you want to, despite others!…"
Jan 27, 2012
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"I have to clarify, it wasn't my sister who made the comment, she has been my rock. She was like another mother to my daughter and is grieving just as I am. She and I were just speaking about the comment being made by other people. If everyone…"
Dec 30, 2011
Francine Bretz commented on Tami's group Loss of a Child
"confused that...YIKES! The first picture is my daughter and I before her pre-radical hair days, the last one was what she looked like before she passed on."
Dec 30, 2011

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4 months

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 9:22pm 4 Comments

Four months have gone and passed and I have not resolved that my daughter is gone. I miss her so much that I ache, I want to scream and just lash out at something. The what ifs are stilling hanging around me, the guilt for not doing things differently or not recognizing what was going on enough to do something about it. My daughter died of something that was totally preventable and I didn't recognize it, as a healthcare professional I should have seen what was going on in my own daughter. I had… Continue

My daughter Tiffany passed away 4 weeks and 3 days ago. I still can't believe that this happened and that she is gone. I keep waiting to wake up from this nightmare. Everything I do and see reminds m…

Posted on October 23, 2010 at 7:20pm 4 Comments

My daughter Tiffany passed away 4 weeks and 3 days ago. I still can't believe that this happened and that she is gone. I keep waiting to wake up from this nightmare. Everything I do and see reminds me of her. When I am alone I do nothing but cry. I go into stores where there are things that remind me that she isn't here, like kid's things, it reminds me that I won't ever have the opportunity to help her name a baby, I won't have the opportunity to cradle my grandchild, her child in my arms. I… Continue

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At 6:58pm on November 20, 2012, Tami said…
Happy Heavenly Birthday Tiffany
At 6:57pm on November 20, 2012, Tami said…
Francine, will you email me about 10 photos of Tiffany so that I can make a collage for you? Thinking of you and Tiffany. {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}


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At 2:29am on September 10, 2011, Tami said…
Francine, I make little fairies, if you will email me and let me know colors Tiffany loved, I will make you one, you can hang it in the garden, or from the rearview mirror of your car as your guardian angel, they are made from wire and embroidery thread and material, I had one in my yard for a long time, but they last longer out of the elements, would be my pleasure to make her for you..... Tami
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At 12:29pm on January 28, 2011, Sharon Eickenroth Mitchell said…

Francine...left you a lengthy post on your October post...i ache for you..:(

At 9:36am on January 28, 2011, JoAnn Brozowski said…

Dear Francine - my son Tyler, my only child, died one year ago on January 26, 2010.  If you had told me three weeks before that my son would die from a drug overdose I would have laughed.  But it happened.  And for an entire year I cried and screamed at him for not coming to us for help or telling us what was going one.  But I have learned that it was his choice to make.  It doesn't make it any better or any easier, and I still can be wracked with guilt and remorse, but it proved to me that it can happen to anyone.  I share your pain and I want to tell you that after a year it has gotten slightly better - not good, not even halfway decent, but not as totally horrifying as it was.  i pray that you will find peace and love as you walk this dark path with us.  Know that others are ahead of you and sadly, others will be following you.

JoAnn

At 5:32pm on January 20, 2011, Melinda Ellen Guinn said…
It's been 10 months and i don't have that "it just happened" feeling any longer. It's still a huge emptyness in me and I know I'll never get over it. I'm reconciled to this pain, but it does get less painful. So I guess it took OVER 9 mos. to feel better. After dr's scrip she refilled even though she didn't want to. Candace is 30 and I didn't see her in 2 years although we spoke on the phone. She was always busy w/the girls, no time for Mom.
At 5:25pm on January 20, 2011, Melinda Ellen Guinn said…
Maybe she'll come to you in a dream. I dream about Candace but she "came to me" when I was awake.I felt her standing behind me and she rubbed my arms up and down. I was so flabbergasted I couldn't even speak to my Baby! I hope Tiffany (nice name) does "show" herself in a way that will comfort you.Maybe if u speak aloud to her and ask her. I don't know.
At 5:25pm on January 20, 2011, Melinda Ellen Guinn said…
Maybe she'll come to you in a dream. I dream about Candace but she "came to me" when I was awake.I felt her standing behind me and she rubbed my arms up and down. I was so flabbergasted I couldn't even speak to my Baby! I hope Tiffany (nice name) does "show" herself in a way that will comfort you.Maybe if u speak aloud to her and ask her. I don't know.
At 8:20am on December 11, 2010, Carrie L said…

Hi francine though i know we are really not in the mood for happiness I thought I would write and tell you how sorry i am we are in this situation. our children are our everything and everyone around us thankfully has not experienced this but yet it leaves us so alone. love to you and hope you are ok. carrie L

At 7:05pm on November 3, 2010, Susan - Donny's Mom said…
Thank you for your posting today on the main website. I will take your challenge! sometimes it is all too much reading these posts.....our lives are too long to be so sad all the time....a happy thought of our children is a good way to try and start a day. Can't hurt for sure.
Great suggestion! thanks again and hugs to you and your family
 
 
 

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