Happy Memories of Loved Ones
I lost my son May 9, 2008 at age 18. I have shared my story of grief and healing with many, I thought it would be a great idea if we all shared a story of a happy time with our child or loved one, something that will make us smile.
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This is a wonderful idea. My son Richard got his wings on January 9,2008. It has been very rough and a lot of us are finding out our pain never goes way. Some of us hide it, some of us tell others off. After the 6yrs plus, I've come to be very peaceful with Richard in heaven. This world we live in now is getting worse. I miss Rich every day. and I talk to him every day. Sometimes he really makes me laugh. Just don't stop praying. Our Lord will always be with you and help you on your journey.
I lost my son in a car accident september 2, 2011 he was 18. They were coming back home from pismo beach. I remember that night like it was yesterday I found out my son died through facebook. We were having a Bar - B.Q. waiting for him to come back home then My daughter told me mom its all over facebook RIP RICHARD... I felt so numb and lost and helpless. Its been a year and its getting harder I miss him so much. I promised I will always keep his memory alive I made t-shirts for his 19th birthday made posters to give to his friends and took him a birthday cake to celebrate with family and friends. I never knew how much my son was loved there was so many people at his funeral his friends made videos on youtube and made a song just for him to play when it was 1yr he was gone. Thats what helps me put a smile on my face to know he is loved and missed by so many. On youtube RIP RICHARD HERNANDEZ I see his videos everyday all I have left are Memories. We even had to have a closed casket. I miss my sons smile. It hurts to read every ones story of losing a loved one. I wish we all didn't have to meet like this my prayers go out to every one who lost someone and god bless you...Debbie Hernandez Richards mom
I read your comment, the loss of your son Colby so close to Mothers day is heartbreaking. As a mom I can only imagine...Hope that day passes peacefully for you with many good memories of him.Just a thought , I know other survivors who release balloons w/o messages on anniversary days, perhaps that might be an idea for you and your family and friends this year.
Since that time I have been on what could be called an endless roller coaster of ups and downs, one day realizing how important it is to live each day like it is your last and make the most of everything that comes your way, the next day not wanting to get out of bed or leave the house. On these days, the internet has been a great source of comfort. Reading stories from others who have been through loss and manage to make it through another day has been inspiring. Several months after Colby died, I found The Compassionate Friends website and have been a follower since that time.
Through it all, I have come to realize what is most important in life.
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