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At 9:28am on June 10, 2011, valerie moore said…

dear shannon,  thank you for such a heartfelt message to all of us ...we appreciate your input as well, and i know personally, you have shined a light on some of my days... here is how things have changed with me after i lost dusty.  i always went to church, but never felt the real connection with God.  i felt good when i went,but that was it.  i was attending church off and on until dusty passed into the gates of heaven.  for quite a while,  i hated God for taking my only child away.  i wanted to die. i have had little to no support. i live with my husband and his mom and they are there as much as they can be.  but, my real mom, 3 sister and 1 brother, all disowned me and dusty because he was a drug addict and i had tried cocaine a few times (been clean almost 4 yrs) still have no contact with siblings, very little with my mom.  anyway, i knew i had to make a change or i would end my life. i asked God to come into my life, i was desperate. i now, have joined a church, i have that true connection that feels so good , i still have some bad days, still more bad than good, but the Lord is guiding me and i understand now, that our Lord took my dusty, because dusty was leading a chaotic life with his drugs and dusty needed some peace.  i am thankful dusty passed in his sleep.  i am thankful i had dusty for 25 years, he packed alot of living in his short life.  he was amazing. he tought me more about living than i would have ever known.,   thank you for listening ..  thank you for asking us to share our stories.  love and hugs, valerie.

At 9:28am on June 10, 2011, valerie moore said…

dear shannon,  thank you for such a heartfelt message to all of us ...we appreciate your input as well, and i know personally, you have shined a light on some of my days... here is how things have changed with me after i lost dusty.  i always went to church, but never felt the real connection with God.  i felt good when i went,but that was it.  i was attending church off and on until dusty passed into the gates of heaven.  for quite a while,  i hated God for taking my only child away.  i wanted to die. i have had little to no support. i live with my husband and his mom and they are there as much as they can be.  but, my real mom, 3 sister and 1 brother, all disowned me and dusty because he was a drug addict and i had tried cocaine a few times (been clean almost 4 yrs) still have no contact with siblings, very little with my mom.  anyway, i knew i had to make a change or i would end my life. i asked God to come into my life, i was desperate. i now, have joined a church, i have that true connection that feels so good , i still have some bad days, still more bad than good, but the Lord is guiding me and i understand now, that our Lord took my dusty, because dusty was leading a chaotic life with his drugs and dusty needed some peace.  i am thankful dusty passed in his sleep.  i am thankful i had dusty for 25 years, he packed alot of living in his short life.  he was amazing. he tought me more about living than i would have ever known.,   thank you for listening ..  thank you for asking us to share our stories.  love and hugs, valerie.

At 6:33pm on June 7, 2011, Cathy said…

Shannon, thanks for reading about Charlie.  I know how much you must miss your son, Tommy, for I miss Charlie so much. Tommy is so handsome and has such a radiant smile. I speak in the present tense of all of our children because they still live, just not here with us.  It's easy to see how much enjoyment you must have had when he was with you.  I always enjoy looking at his pictures and his beautiful smile. I'm glad your other son, Torrey, has found God and it's helping him to cope. I couldn't make it without trusting God to get us through this. It has really changed our lives forever.  We don't fret over the small stuff anymore and we're quite irritated by people who do. My daughter-in-law (Charlie's wife) is still struggling. They were married 6 years and were best friends as well. Please pray for peace for her. She lost her dad unexpectedly from a severe cerebral hemorrhage just a month and a half before losing Charlie.  We heard the very same words about how they determine if someone is brain dead for both of them. It was so hard to believe we were hearing those exact words again with Charlie and so soon after her dad's death.  My son's birthday is July 2 and it's coming fast. I have never dreaded my child's birthday but I must say I'm not looking forward to that day as I know it's going to be so hard for me. We always relive the birth of our children on their birthdays and I'm sure I will do just that.  I don't have a lot of time to post on this site, but I do read your posts often and I pray for each and everyone here for we're all in this together.  God bless!

Cathy ~ Charlie's mom (www.333technologies.com)

At 11:17am on June 7, 2011, Susan - Donny's Mom said…

Yes, sadly we lost Donny on Christmas morning.  But, at the time our grandson was 3 so I couldn't just skip it the next year.  I had to "make" myself put up a tree, and one very emotional moment was when every year since Donny was in Kindergarden, he made a gold star with popsicle sticks and gold glitter (his teacher was Jewish) and traditionally that was the ornament I put on first every year.  So wow that was the hardest....  but I did it and we all made it through that day.  Some of our wonderful friends came and surprised us in the early morning with santa hats on and a basket of breakfast goodies to get us up and a little in the mood.  We also had a sleep over with one of his daughters, Tami my daughter and our grand son.....so that helped too.  We did a "blessing" for Donny and told him he would always be with us forever....that was sad.

So I think whatever works for your family you have to do.....there is NO easy way, especially the 1st one.....very hard!!!!   My heart goes out to you and for sure we will be thinking of our sons that whole day....Donny is always in my thoughts...everyday!!!

Susan

At 3:33pm on June 6, 2011, Alicia Rodriguez said…
Hi Shannon my name is Alicia my son passed on 7/12/09 miss him so he was 28he wen to hospital for stomach porblems and he passed away i know they overmedicadted himhe went to sleep and never woke up.i wich there was something i could done
You're son has avery nice smile.im so sorry for you're loss. Your im my Prayers. God bless you. aliciasuarez54@gmail.com
At 8:54am on June 3, 2011, valerie canosa said…
Shanon, Thank you, my Saraly was beautiful! I too last night had a horrible night, all I did was look at her pictures from begining to the one of the last imagage I have of her.. Today 22 Fridays was the last time i saw her alive, and all I could do is remember everything before that horrible day... It's hard I have no idea how I will continue.. I'm a mess, and I know you are too, there simply are no words to describe what we feel or what we are going thru... I was called selfish by a family member beacause they say she was not all I had, I realy dont have in me right now to fight or explain myself, it's simply hard.. Hope to talk to you soon! I send you a very tight hug full with love, sadness and understanding!
At 8:41pm on May 24, 2011, Forever Bobby's Mom...Deb said…
Thank you Shannon...
At 5:33pm on May 22, 2011, Forever Bobby's Mom...Deb said…
I long to see my Bob in my dreams... glad you had that experience Shannon... so sorry for your loss..
At 12:20am on May 18, 2011, Theresa Sweaney said…
I so wish that would happen to me, for my son Charles to visit and speak reassuring words to me.  Thank you for sharing your story.
At 2:44pm on May 14, 2011, Marina Angel said…
Hi Shannon Mijo has appeared to me in "dream-like state like u described- also in many "signs" from the skies- if u go to my page and view "all comments" u will se some of the pics I have posted . I know ur tommy and mijo are best buddies now Keep the faith PEACE lov Marina
At 10:55am on May 14, 2011, valerie moore said…
dear shannon,  your posting was so comforting to me.... i have had a really bad week, missing dusty, questioning alot of things, etc..  your posting brought up my spirits and really put things into perspective.  may the Lord bless you and your family,  love,  valerie
At 2:29pm on May 11, 2011, Susan - Donny's Mom said…

So well said on the main posting today.  I appreciate someone having the right things to say to get on more of a positive stream.  I get down when the postings go down and I loved what you posted today.... I do feel so bad for Pat and know she really has gone through a lot (more than me) but gosh we need to help each other bring out spirits UP....

Again, thank you for turning the feelings to more positive thoughts.

Susan   Donny's Mom

At 9:27pm on May 7, 2011, Paula G, Jimmy's Mother said…

Hello Shannon, just to let you know I'm thinking of you on this Mothers Day.

Hugs and prayers,

Paula

At 5:52pm on May 7, 2011, Wendy said…

Dear Sharron,

Thank you for your letter. Your son Tommy and My Matthew are in heave together being prepard for something great for God to call them home so early, Tommy was a very handsome young man, my heart aches for you and my prayers will be with you,

Matthew's old (no battery or chip in it) started playing the night I found out about my son's death, such beautiful heavenly music. never heard anything like it on earth. that was my sign from Matthew. I am so sorry about your loss of Tommy, but they are not lost, they are HOME waiting for us. God bless and keep you.

Wendy

At 10:15pm on May 6, 2011, BONNIE said…

Thank you so much! Now Mother's day approaches and I am so sad.  All the hopes and dreams I had to see grandchildren, to see her get married. All dashed in a dreadful, foggy, dark night right after a thundershower on the highway. It is so unfair, yet I guess there is a reason for everything.

 

At 4:09pm on May 6, 2011, Terri - Autumn's Mom said…

Shannon,

Thanks for sending the poem to my page.  It really says how we feel, doesn't it??

My internet has been down most of the week, so I haven't been getting on here much. Also, this week was another difficult one for me. 

My niece (Autumn's roommate) had a baby on Wednesday.  She named her Brenna Autumn.  It was a bittersweet moment.  Both are doing well, and that's good.

We have a wedding next month, I'm not quite sure how that's going to be.  Some days I cry out of the blue and others I do okay.  I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

You asked me if I thought the devil had anything to do with this.  Honestly, that never even occurred to me.  I feel we choose our destiny before we're born and learn from that life and continue on.  I don't really give the Devil credit for anything.  It is what it is, is basically my new philosophy on life.  Or, when it's your time, it's your time.  That's just my personal feelings.

I'm glad you were able to have a moment with Tommy in your sleep.  That is very important to me.

My ten year old dreamed a couple nights ago that my husband was sitting in the kitchen and Autumn came in the door and he said, "Autumn, you've been gone so long."  And Autumn said, "Well Dad, that's the what happens when you have your own apartment."  And then my son quit talking and started crying.  I feel so bad for him.  He's really sensitive and not talking about it.  My nine year old will briefly talk about losing Autumn and my 17 year old is just angry all the time.

I really hate what my life has become!

I hope you are hanging in there and Mother's Day goes by quickly for you.

Hugs,

Terri

At 7:45am on May 6, 2011, Carrie L said…
hi shannon thinking of you ... carrie
At 3:26pm on May 5, 2011, Janet - Todd's Mom said…

Hi Shannon,

You mentioned that you hadn't cried for a couple of days, and then you did when you thought about the actual events that happened that terrible night last December.  That has happened to me a few times for a day or two, a feeling of numbness that makes me feel as though I'll be able to live through this, and then, when I least expect it, all of the unbearable feelings of sadness, pain and loss come back and I cry so much harder, all over again.  I really think it's some kind of survival mechanism that I have no control over. 

I hope you are feeling a little better today.

Hugs,

Janet

At 6:21am on May 2, 2011, Jim Miller said…
Thank You, He was a good looking Boy.
At 12:27pm on April 30, 2011, Marina Angel said…
Hi shannon mijo has appeared to me in many ways since his "leaving suddenly" like it has been said u can't demand-it just happens-ur Tommy is very special now and forever Amen w/ much love Marina

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