Linda Kohls
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  • La Crosse, WI.
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At 7:10pm on January 6, 2011, LiamsMom said…



I saw a message from you asking for a poem posted in December. I've copied and pasted one that I saw - not sure if this was the one.

Here's the poem:

A message from donna smith to all members of Loss of a Child on Grief Support at LegacyConnect!

I just want to share a poem someone gave to me te other night. 'When Tomorrow Starts Without Me' When tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me: I wish so much you wouldn't cry The way you did today, While thinking of the many thing We didn't get to say. I know how much you loved me, As much as I love you, And each time you think of me,I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand,That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand said my place was ready, In heven far above, And that I'd have to leave behind All those I dearly love. But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When god looked down and smiled at me, From his great golden throne, He said, This is eternity, And all I've promised you.:Today for life on earth is past, But here it starts anew, I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, And since each day's the same day There,s no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things You knew you shouldn,t do. But you have been forgiven And now at last you're free. So won,t you take my hand And share your life with me? So when tomorrow starts without me, Don"t think we're far apart. For every time you think of me. I,m right here in your Heart.
At 10:18pm on April 12, 2010, Linda Kohls said…
"Cheryl" I read you text about losing you son. It is extremely hard. It is horrible to think I will not see him again. Jeremy was a kind and caring person. He had genuine concern for others and was sensitive to others feelings. When his daughter was born he told me he didin't realize how much you could love a child and how much love grows. I want to keep his memory alive for my grand-daughter. She is only 6 and was the lite in his Life. Hope time will make this pain more bearable. Linda-54601
At 6:14pm on February 27, 2010, Linda Kohls said…
I know what it is like to wait for them to walk in the door or call. My son has a 6 year old daughter and I saw her with my x-daughter-in-law today. She said I will never see Abby by myself. I told her I lost my son I don''t want to lose Abby also. I can't so this.
At 5:14pm on February 27, 2010, Jenny Ruselowski said…
i too think sometims that john will come walking in the door and say hi mommy like he used yo when he was being goofy. or sometimes i wish that he could call me like he used to just to find out if i could get him something at the store or when i was coming home. i too go through the day in a daze. it is hard to go on but our kids need us so we do what we have to i dont think i will ever be truley happy again but i am learning to smile again for my kids. i hope you will too some day. i agree reading other peoples stories is heart breaking but it can also help us to heal our selves.

i am always here to talk anytime
At 12:39pm on February 24, 2010, Jenny Ruselowski said…
i totally understand what you mean when you say your heart feels so raw. I never understood depression before now. I never understood how it hurt i mean physically hurt now i do. your heart feels like it is coming out of your chest. I just want to curl up into a ball most of the time and sleep in the hopes that John (my son) will come to me inmy dreams. it has only been 2 months since my son passed and every day is hard. the only reason i get up every day is my other two boys. they still need me. John was only 17. I am here any time you want to talk I get on at least a couple times aday and check my email and facebook.

take care contact me anytime you want to talk.
Jenny R
At 10:25am on February 24, 2010, Connie Citrola said…
Linda, I just read your posting and yes I did feel exactly the way that you do. I lost my daughter on Nov. 23, 2008 and at first the feelings are very raw. My heart felt like it was torn out of my chest and when it felt like it was in my body, it was so weighed down with grief. She had a brain aneursym and was gone withing 24 hrs. She was brain dead for another day and we donated her organs. Unless one experiences the loss of a child no one can understand. This is my second child in heaven. My firstborn only lived 4 hours 33 years ago. As sad as that was, it was much worse to have had someone in your life for 30 years before they were taken. My thoughts are with you and know you can always contact me if you need to. Regards, Connie

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