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At 7:41pm on December 27, 2011, Alicia Rodriguez said…
Hi Shannon just stopped to say hi. Well xmas came and went.another one without our Angeles. Iwas reading where you say you felt.Tommy's cheek on you're forehead makes me cry everytime i read it.Don't get me wrong i like to read it one's in a while i wich i could have an experience like you.Than you for sharing it with us.well now another year is comin.miss my jesse so much.my bday is on1/2.and his not here to see me get older.miss you jesse and love you so much son.i know you're missing Tommy.He is so handsome.i still haven't found how to put Jesse's picture. Well Big Hug to you. And a happy New year.Alica Jesse's Mom
At 11:28am on December 24, 2011, Susan - Donny's Mom said…

You, your son will be in my thoughts the next few days.....along with my son and my family's loss......not looking forward to today or tomorrow.

Susan

At 10:44am on December 10, 2011, Ronda Lee Malailua said…

Amen to that Shannon! I too am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad I ran across this site! We all need each other. Your son is very handsome!

Thank you all for the encouraging words and for being here for me, I will try to be here for all of you!

God bless us all! Ronda

At 2:01am on November 8, 2011, Theresa Sweaney said…
My dear Shannon.  My heart hurts for you at this time of year, knowing it is when you lost your boy at Christmastime.  Know that I will be praying for you continually throughout this season.  Lord bless you, and may he deliver us all from the pit of despair and bring healing into our lives.  Theresa
At 10:29am on October 31, 2011, Janet - Todd's Mom said…

Shannon,  Thank you so much for your note about how Tommy and Todd were so much alike.  It's such a difficult thing to explain to people, how they can be so amazing and intelligent and yet so innocent about surviving in this world.  Many people who knew Todd said he was too good for this world.  I fully believe that was true of Tommy too.  Maybe that's why they were taken from us at such young ages.  Before she passed, my husband's mother said that she believed Todd was taken so young was to save him from something worse in the future.  I can understand what she meant.  One time Todd was falsely accused of causing and leaving the scene of an accident.  When Todd and I went to the police station to explain, the police treated him like dirt, while joking around with kids who were there for yet another drunk driving arrest and/or drugs.  I thought, "what kind of world is this where my innocent son who didn't even drink was being treated as though he was guilty of some heinous crime"?  Thankfully, my husband and I found a wonderful attorney to represent Todd, and these charges were dropped. But it left me thinking, "what if we hadn't been able to be there for him?"  The police were so mean it seemed as though they wanted to toss Todd in jail, which is a horrifying thought for someone so innocent and who has never been in any kind of trouble whatsoever.  I used to think that his friends, who are wonderful, would "look after" him when we were gone, but who knows if they might have been too busy with their own families to do what we did?  Parents always have the time for their children, no matter how old they are.  I'm so grateful that I could be there for him, and for the time we had together.  What you said about Tommy experiencing his life with eyes wide open and everything was Awesome so describes how Todd lived his life.  I'd show him something new and he'd say "Cool"!  If I cleared off the kitchen counters and made everything neat, he never failed to say, "Mom, the kitchen looks awesome!", as though I had something magical.  I cry when I think I won't hear him say those words again....I can't believe it; I don't want to believe it.  Life is too hard without him and his wonderful personality around to make me feel better about everything that happens in life.  We went through so much together, good and bad, but mostly good.  It feels good to be able to talk about him and your son Tommy.  Good people, kind, intelligent, gentle and caring, the kind the world needs more of. 

Thinking of you and Tommy and hoping you're having some kind of peace today,

Hugs,

Janet

P.S.  Hope you don't mind that I copied and pasted your note to me.  Your words made me feel so good I want to remember them always.

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Janet...   Tommy and Todd could have been twins...  I see such an identical personality and sharing the same passions and interests and personality it is unreal...  They were in fact... too good for this earth.  I know it... I absolutely know it..  People like them... do not understand why there is mean or cruel people.   Tommy never met a stranger or had a judgmental bone in his body.   He was just experiencing life in a eyes wide open view and saw everything as an Awesome thing in life.    He was not understood by many....like you I seemed to help him far too much to other peoples eyes.. but I knew in my heart he needed it..    He was so amazing and intelligent.. yet so much like a child in understanding what it would take to survive in this world.      

At 10:40am on October 29, 2011, valerie moore said…
dear shannon,  may God bless you as well.  i love reading your posts.  i am very sorry for your loss.  i lost my only child, 2 yr 2 mos ago. i am struggling.  i am a born again christian, but still struggle immensely.  i consistenly have trouble finding peace. i have no friends and this journey has been a long, lonely journey.   just wanted to stop buy and let you know how very much i enjoy your postings.  hugs, valerie
At 10:19pm on October 26, 2011, Alicia Rodriguez said…
Hi shannon jut here to say hi and how you're doing.sorry not so good quation but how do i ask you. I know we well never be the same.i miss my jesse soo much.don't know what tp say.we just go on living but never the same again my son well forever be 28.Hugs to you.Alicia Jesse's Mom
At 2:08pm on October 10, 2011, valerie moore said…
hi shannon, i would love it if we could gather as many of us as possible/.  we would finally  be around people that REALLY knew pain--  i live in san antonio texas if anyone lives around here, let me know,  dusty's mom. valerie
At 9:29pm on September 28, 2011, Anita Chavez-Daveys mom said…
Thanks Shannon for your kind words.  We celebrated Daveys 25th birthday in August and then had his angelversary in September.  Too close, as yours will be.  If you are anything like me, you will be numb on those days.  I do pray for you everyday as well.  NO one should have to go through what we are going through.  I thank God everyday for this site and all the Facebook friends I have that are in this situation.  Without everyone,, I would be more of a basket case than I am right now.  When it first happened I felt so alone, but we all seem to pull together and it sure helps.  I feel bad for those that don't know about this group and are trying to do it on their own.  Love and hugs to you...xoxoox Anita
At 9:29pm on September 28, 2011, Anita Chavez-Daveys mom said…
Thanks Shannon for your kind words.  We celebrated Daveys 25th birthday in August and then had his angelversary in September.  Too close, as yours will be.  If you are anything like me, you will be numb on those days.  I do pray for you everyday as well.  NO one should have to go through what we are going through.  I thank God everyday for this site and all the Facebook friends I have that are in this situation.  Without everyone,, I would be more of a basket case than I am right now.  When it first happened I felt so alone, but we all seem to pull together and it sure helps.  I feel bad for those that don't know about this group and are trying to do it on their own.  Love and hugs to you...xoxoox Anita
At 6:48pm on September 26, 2011, valerie moore said…
shannon, hope to see you more often here. i always learned alot from you.   hugs,  valerie
At 6:32pm on September 19, 2011, valerie moore said…
hi shannon,  nice to see you back here.  i pray you are doing as well as you can be. we are all thinking of you... peace, hugs, valerie
At 9:37pm on September 18, 2011, Susan - Donny's Mom said…

Glad to see you back.  Thanks for the encouraging words today.  Hang in there the best you can....that is all we can do.

I am missing my son pretty good lately.....just so much he is missing here.

Susan.....keep in touch!

At 6:44pm on August 18, 2011, Susan - Donny's Mom said…

Haven't heard from you in such a long time.....how are you???  Missn' your weekly posts.

May you have some sort of peace today ....

 

susan   Donny's Mom

At 2:41pm on June 26, 2011, Terri - Autumn's Mom said…

Shannon,

Just wanted you to know on think of you today!  Sending hugs your way.

At 5:40pm on June 19, 2011, Laurie said…
Thank you for your words of encougment. I have not been here for a while, just so hard.
At 5:40pm on June 19, 2011, Laurie said…
Thank you for your words of encougment. I have not been here for a while, just so hard.
At 9:26pm on June 13, 2011, Cathy said…

Shannon,

Thanks for the info regarding the balloon release. I need to be making plans as July 2 is approaching very fast. I guess I'll see if I can find one of those portable helium tanks at Wal-Mart and make sure I have latex balloons for the environment. I hope today has been good for you. I must say if I didn't have my job I don't know if I would ever get up in the morning.... I'm very thankful that I stay busy most days. May God bless you this evening.

Cathy ~ Charlie's MOM

At 6:22pm on June 11, 2011, valerie moore said…

dear shannon,

there is a nationwide grief group, bible based called GRIEFSHARE.  i started going to the one here last year,  couldnt handle it, but when it starts again, i plan to go. it was being held at a church here in san antonio.   hugs to you.  valerie

At 10:44am on June 10, 2011, Brett's mom said…
thank you shannon...it does suck we have to be here on this site and meet others like us...i am soooo sorry for your loss too...our sons were almost same age...i have walked around the cementary in area of bretts grave and there are so many young ones a few 16 or 17 or 20 but there were over 6 or so at age 22....i remember saying to my husband wat is it about 22 yrs old, look at all these young men and they were boys...all husband could say was guess if ur not married by that age this is wat happens...cuz u party to much and it makes them make wrong choices...it was so horrible to see so many right there at the age of my son...again thank you and i know i will go thru these feeling for a while and i know i will never get over this loss

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