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Attached is a pic. of my handsome son. Kenny was born 10/24/1984
& he died on April 18th. 2008 suddenly on a sunny spring Friday.
He was not the easiest of boys to raise but how many are. Yet he grew into this strong tall funny, hard working,lovable man.
2006 he hurt his back @ work he was certified in heavy equipment operations, Required surgery in Feb 2007 artificial disc replacement low back. he had a place of his own in the woods everything he always wanted, his german shepherd Rusty,a home and now a baby on the way.
2007 feb. surgery,june married,10/4/2007 a new son Ethan. Things were not simple nor easy with a new wife/baby. 2007 Christmas Wow what a blessing all of the family were gathered @ my home the family that watched Kenny grow up were present. Who knew this would be his last visit with the important people in his life. Not to mention his last Christmas on earth.
Winter was a bit bumpy for him but he was totally in love with his son. It was always the Kenny & Ethan show. Ethan was 6 1/2 months old when his daddy ; my son died. There are mixed stories from his widow, The sum of all of the stories long & short: The widow and my son were fighting most of the night of 4/17/08 & @ sometime ~ 11AM on 4/18/2008 Kenny took Ethan upstairs to nap, Sometime say~ 3ish Ethan awakened crying (probably knew his daddy had left him) The now widowed woman went up stairs to see why Ethan was crying,,,,, NOW SUDDENLY SHE APPEARS TO CARE ABOUT HER HUSBAND!!! SHE FOUND HIM DEAD!!!who knows how long he was dead but the EMS could not resuscitate him! 5p.m. I HIS MOMMA the last one called the last to arrive @ Kenny's home lots of cars & police lots of police! I will never forget when they finally allowed me to see my son MY BABY my baby! He looked like the last thing he did was kissed his son & told him I love you Ethan!.................oh i could go on on on........
Posted on October 14, 2012 at 8:08pm 0 Comments 0 Likes
Life that you had before you loose a child will never be the same again" surviving my new normal embracing his memories & savoring each & everyone of them
It is October a tough month for me Kenny would be 28 on the 24th
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SPRING IS UPON US IN THE MIDATLANTIC VERY SOON MY SON ETERNALLY 23 GONE FROM HIS EARTHLY BODY FOR 3 YEARS 4/18/2008. LIKE OTHERS I'VE READ ON THIS SITE ARE MET WITH THE EMPTINESS/LOSS OF THEIR CHILD NO MATTER THE AGE THEY'RE STILL YOUR BABY BE IT IF THE OLDEST, MIDDLE OR YOUNGEST. A GOOD CHILD, HONORY, FUNNY, SILLY, ADHD, ANGRY, QUIET, BOASTFUL…Continue
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This is my 3rd. Christmas without my son. The pain never goes away it becomes different. This year I did my usual December things @ the grave: solar powered wreath, A lady I work with was kind enough to set up Kenny's grave candles ( I HAD TO WORK:( )
Attended the gravesites annual Candle lighting ..very late and I did my regular visits. I also layed a new hotwheels tractor @ his stone. Kenny loved the dirt he even grew up and became certified in Heavy Equipment operating. I guess I…Continue
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Dear Karen...I just read your tragic story of the loss of your son Kenny. There are so many similarities in my story of losing my son. Although my son was older (39) he also died in his sleep, had the flu the day his passed but the autopsy report called it an accidental OD. He too worked in heavy construction and 10 yrs prior had a swimming accident and broke his neck. He had major surgery but was able to return to work to support his family within a year. But with that injury came the pain meds. He needed them to continue to do his job at work. Then a nasty divorce came and then the anit-depression meds were added to the mix. So between the meds, the flu, and undiagnoised sleep apnea he left (very peacefully) in his sleep. Then his (widow) X actully acquired all that he had, even though they had not been togther for 1 1/2 but she wouldn't sign the final papers. This is all water under the bridge now and out of that marriage came 3 wonderful grand daughters we dearly love.
In reading through your posts we too tell them all, "we love them to the moon and back!!!"....
For me going on 15 months, I miss him everyday, wake up to his pictures by my computer and go to bed saying goodnight to his smiling face. He was a good guy, best friend of his Dad (my husband) and just a loveable guy that never met a stranger. I think I will ask "why" forever, and never know the answer. I just have to learn to live with our loss, keep him in our memories and try to love his daughters forever.
Sorry for your loss....we will always wonder why our sons?
Susan Donny's Mom
Kenny is eternally 23, (my hope to see him again someday!)He died in his sleep and I miss him like crazy even today! Desiring to see his smile, here his laugh, feel his hug! However what I choose to do is live,fore through my memories he will live on.Sorrow,is PAINFUL SOMETIMES PARALYZING BUT.......... I am thankful to everyone Kennys' friends my family & friends. Often in the last 2 years I have not been my best. Also often I reflect on and terribly miss my Kenny his humor,funny,honoriness etc. . Most days I really just have to remember to keep breathing! THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE WHOSE LIFE KENNY TOUCHED
I'll keep you in my prayers. I can't wait to see my two uncles i never got to meet, one of them i was named after :) ... It will be a great time won't it, when we can live forever with our loved ones in peace! ( Pslams 37:10,11) thats my favorite scripture actually!
is Karen your first name? Your son was very handsome i am sure your grandchild is just as beautiful.
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