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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I lost my son on August 2,2008. To remind me of him I had a quilt made of his clothes. It turned out so beautiful.Continue
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I lost my son on July 5th 2009 iAM still griefing the lost of my child it seems like yesterday there is no good time for me and my husband since our son was murdered
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I am very new to this websit and am so far liking what I see. I lost my paternal Grandma to pancreatic cancer on 12/10/09 after she fought an 18 month battle. I am in an End of Life care health…Continue
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Next week will be eighteen months since I lost Bernie. What still makes me smile is if I was singing in the kitchen or wherever, he would say in his deep voice, 'If you're singing for me, you can stop.' I know he was just yanking my chain, as we shared a lot of music together. I miss him. Can't wait 'til we meet again.
I Myself lost my son Jared this last year of 2012..of cancer.. we didnt know he was very sick until the last weeks of his life..he didnt seem like he was in pain.. due to him being Autistic.. he was 27... very nice sweet young man with a lot of love he gave us..His birthday is coming up on Jan.4....Christmas was very hard without him....I grieved very much for him.. like he just passed away yesterday..seems like it..I know hes not in pain anymore or suffered like he did..I loved him with all my heart and soul as any mother loves her child unconditionally...Life goes on as they say..Time will tell.....
My mom was an amazing person. (She died 10/18/2010.) I know for sure that all 3 girls and one boy considered her an astounding mom AND a best friend and confidant.
I have dreams that we're just having a regular day - we may not even speak - we may be just doing laundry or grocery shopping or working (we ran a business together)...it is so odd...it's just like when she was alive. Is that odd? If it's a dream, I don't want to wake up or I get confused about which one is reality. I guess it is my mind's way of coping with my loss, of its want to connect with her always. I have so many great memories. Has this happened to you or anyone you know? I am not sure if this is normal. (I like it - except for the reality confusion thing.)
It is very close to the anniversary of the death of my daughter. She often joked around. I can think of the night before she died how she joked around with me. It was really nice to think we had such a good time. The following day she also was very happy. I told her she looked beautiful. She said that she knew and twirled around. She left for a test. I did not know it but found out later she had stopped at the bank to deposit her paycheck. Her mood was pure bliss. Perhaps that is what heaven is like. When I had a near death experience I remember wanting to stay but I was not in heaven only at the entrance. I was told I had to go back and my work was not done. I believe in her short life she accomplished a lot. She was a good sister, friend and daughter. She was an A+ student ready to graduate at the University. I could not have been prouder of her. She played on the clarinet and the piano. She loved gymnastics, swimming and socializing. Vibrant and full of life her countenance was heavenly. I am grateful for all of my children each one was very gifted and talented. Now I have an angel in heaven.
My girl used to make jokes and tease and giggle. I can remember vividly some really nice moments in her life. I still cry though because it seems so permanent but I guess life is eternal.
One thing she would do that was silly was she had the snow dance that she would have us do in the winter when she wanted to get the day off school. The strange this is the few times we did it-it worked and they cancelled school. She would come in the room all excited and say "mom, let's do the snow dance!" Then she would jump up, bounce back down in and wave her arms up and down and her fingers waving in a motion like she was making rain or snow. She would do it over and over rotating. She told me we had to face north south east and west..I guess it is like a rain dance.
I have funny memories of Chad! Always making us laugh until our tummys' hurt. He had a Forrest Gump imitaion that was hilarious, and he sounded JUST like him. He had these funny faces he made at his nephews too. It wasn't just family that he made laugh..all his co-workers said he had a way to make them smile, even when they were upset. He did that to all who knew him. At one point in his life he was just getting an apt. all by himself, and he had to eat spaghettios alot, and raman noodles, and he even made jokes about that! He was happy no matter what he had as far as material things too. He was just a man with a great big heart full of LOVE. That's why I "know" he is in Heaven. Nothing but Heaven would be for Chad. I can't help but believe he is with my Dad (who loved to cut grass on his riding lawn mower) and they are seeing who can cut "golden blades of grass" the fastest. Of course, my Daddy will always win those races. Chad will just say, "Paw Paw, you did it again." "Let's go fishin." :)
I love you son..with all I have..
I lost my brother April 23,2012. Tom was an Eagle Scout when he was a kid, and he went into the Navy after graduating highschool. My big brother would wake me up early before anyone else was up, and he would say "hey, lets go make omletes." or "Lets go clean something for mom" . We would go to a famers market and he would always get chocolate crousaints. The last time we went, it was just him and I, and we went by some flowers and Tom said "lets get some for mom" and we picked out some pink gerber daisy plant. Then he introduced me to his favorite coffee place and his favorite coffee, which became my favorites also. Tom was a good brother, still is a good big brother.
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