Hi Jerry, I think I finally found you. I would love to share my son with all of you. His name Marcus "Mark" Tyler. Mark was murdered Dec. 5, 1992. It dose not seem that long to me at all. Mark was my only son and died at the age of 26 yrs. old. He had a little girl at the time of his death that was only 6 weeks old. She never got to know her daddy except what she is told. Mark loved to fish, work on his car, play basketball. We all love Mark so very, very, much. I feel somedays as if he is going to walk in the door and say Momma I'm home but I know deep down that will never happend. I know with all my heart that I will see and be with Mark again. Their is never a day that I don't think of him. I would love to have a big old hug from him again and I know that day will come .
My name is Lisa. I lost my treasured son, Chad, to a car accident on 9/4/09. He was 18 years old and priceless. He died at the scene, and never got to see him alive again after I had woken him up that morning. My husband and three children grieve his loss every minute of every day. He was one of our four special kids. His connection to me was strong. He was an athlete who was a thrill to watch on the football, baseball, and basketball courts but most of all he was a simple, uncomplicated boy with a brilliant smile that was always on his face. Goodnatured, all boy, but compassionate.
If you could have told me I could have lived one day without one of my children, I would have said "NO". However, here we are in a world that suddenly makes no sense or has any meaning.
You mentioned a grief newsletter. While its only been 5 months and we are not in the terrible second year, could you please forward.
God bless you as you work through the loss of your precious child as well.
(tried to send this to your email, but it came back invalid). Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi, we don't know them but know they would be great. the Griefshare material is wonderful. We put out a Christian support newsletter for parents who have lost a child and if you would like to see a e-mail copy of our last one, you can email us and we can send you one. email@example.com Sorry about your loss and you are still in the first year. We have done a special issue a few years ago on Going through that first year and will email you a copy. Blessings, Jerry
I too live in Charlotte, NC (well Ft. Mill actually) and have attended a Grief Share class at my church, Good Shepherd UMC on 49. It was very very helpful and we may be joining it again for a 2nd time. My son Ryan died in an accident on 8/14/2009. I miss him more every day! Do you know Connie Henderson Garrett?
Lisa, that is why I named the organization that God gave me Footprints because when you are in your deepest pain, you want to know where God is, that is when you discover He is carrying you on those days you can't put one foot in front of another. Hope you have a blessed day today in the Lord.