My name is Barbara and I lost my only child Joe. It was 6 years and over 7 months ago in 2010. It's been difficult this holiday for both my husband and I. My husband a computer IT computer guru knew our son Joe's password on Face Book. When I became his friend one of his friends from high school asked me how I was able to become his friend. I didn't know lots of Joe's friends. but learned he had and still has nice friends. I connected with them on his wall as well as my wall and on face book pages. So many have written things about Joe and often give a thumbs up when I post a letter to Joe. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your precious son. I understand what you have posted about your son. But one thing is how was this photo you have here his last selfie he took? Can you please explain I'm confused because then I read that your son was 35 years old. My son Joe was 42 just like Elvis and Trumps brother Frederick who were also 42. Accomplished with so much life ahead but it wasn't to be. It's truly all our misfortune to live with and bear. If you want to talk about anything click on my name and I will help you. You're not alone here. Post whatever and whenever you want to. We can support you during this road that many of us have gone before you.
Kathleen, thank you for your kind words for Bernie and me. This is a rough week. I am right back in the Hospice with him, feeding him his horrible pureed lunch every day, and staying 'til the end. That pic of Nick is great, always worth a second look.
Melinda must think that we don't all see these messages! She does wail, but she has a good heart. I keep asking her not to wail on the main Comment Wall. Do you know that every message there AUTOMATICALLY sends out HUNDREDS of emails to all Members? Maybe no one has mentioned it yet. If you have a small message, less than 140 characters, please use the Latest Conversations column which does not email everybody.
What a cool picture of Nick, Kathleen! I believe his Spirit is with Candace and connected to the others, like Bernie, on this site.They're all having a great time together and I know they don't want us to dwell on their absence. I need to do that because David, Bernie's Dad is getting tired of my, what he calls "wailing". Actually I didn't think I was that bad. I told him I'll try to be more positive because she left 4/09/10 and I guess I do need to get past it, although it'll ALWAYS be with me; I just won't moan as much here if that's what I did.(but I didn't think I did)
Kathleen, what a handsome guy Nick is! I lost my only son Joey, I am in my 7th year of this nightmare, I know all to well what you are saying when you say you wish people would talk about Nick, all of my sons friends have moved on, are starting families, we feel like they have forgotten them, even though they were a big part of their lives....we are the memory keepers, we will never forget, they matter and we still love them. Talk about Nick all that you want, we will listen!