Thanks for writing Mary Ann, Good to hear from you.... I am so very sorry to hear about your 2 friends who past, wow I don't know what I would do if I lost someone else close to me right now... so sorry friend!!!! I'm glad your keeping busy, it seems like when I'm busy my mind still gravitates tord Sean, I don't think I can ever stop thinking about him. I wanted to ask you if your on facebook?? I am, if you are I would like to be friends with you on fb.... let me know???? lets please keep in touch. God Bless u & your family. write soon. Love u Ronda
Hello Mary Ann, It's been a while since we have spoke last, just wondering how u are?? How is your family?? I'm just about the same, living day by day that's about it.... Still so lonely without Sean, missing him every minute of the day!!!!! I'm sure u feel the same. let me know how everything is ,okay? Hug's to u friend, love Ronda
Hello Mary Ann, I lost my son December 7, 2010. Life has not been the same since. Everyday is a struggle. Today would have been his 44th birthday. How old was your son? We all can stand together and take strength from each other. I truly understand and I will put you in my prayers. "hugs" Paula
Hi how are you doing? I am coming up on my Jimmy's birthday April 28th and I find myself slipping into the deep abyss. I miss my son, I hate my husband and the drinking and mean things he says. I don't seem to have the energy to move forward without him even tho my son would have loved for me to leave him. I heard my son today. I was sitting in the living room and I heard him say "Mom" I know I heard it and it made me cry as does everything else. I hope and wish for you to be getting by ok I think about you often,
Hi Mary sorry I haven't got back with you my daughter and grandsons were visiting this weekend. And yes I got a sign the other day I was in my closet and I have a lot of Andy momentos on the shelve in there, well I was getting my clothes for the day and this Teddy Bear that has been in there since mving here started playing Jingle Bells and this Bear you have to squeeze it's hand to make it play, well when I picked it up one of his medals he recieved in High School Football fell right in front of me, I truly believe that was a sign. What I really miss is he would call me at least two or three times a week just to say What's popping Mama he always seemed Happy and I truley miss that. His Wife and children are all settled in their new home she had to move he passed in the house and she just could not bear being there any longer so I'm happy for them, she sends me pictures of their 2 yr. old twins weekly, I really want to see them but I don't have the spirit to go visit there without him there, Oh I didn't mention I live in another City so I'm still working on that I have one son left and three daughters and they all live there in Michigan so it's going to take some finding peace well you have a good day..................
i also lost my mom too colon cancer a little over year ago and was still trying to get over that grief as well when this happened. so overwhelming all of this. thank god there is this site and that i have so many friends and family that care about me as i could not imagine if there was no support network on how i would be doing now as i am barely doing as it is.
hi, it so hard to sum up a life into a few words. My son was a caring funny and independent stubborn teenager. He had a passion for cooking, and was looking forward to being an executive chef and owning his restaurant some day. he loved to skateboard that was his escape from his everyday problems. He had impacted a lot lives i found out after he died i have so many notes from other teenagers he went to school with, it was overwhelming and amazing on how many people he touched. but he also had been in trouble with having posession of marijuana and a duii last may. so he was on probation. even with this trouble he was on track to graduate and was accepted to the art institute of portland culinary 4 yr degree program as long as he got his diploma he was in. i am still waiting on the autopsy results. they think he may have got confused with his prescription medicaiton and taken too much. he was taking medication for anxiety and back pain. it just hurts so bad everyday i dont know how we do get through each sometimes. i try not to feel that i could of some prevented this from happening, but it is hard not too.
Sorry I haven't returned your e-mail. My dad wound up back in the hospital on December 26 and hasn't been home since. He is in a nursing home. It is awful. I haven't had time to even grieve my own son at the year anniversary which was on December 23. His name was Paul Gary Fortenberry. My computer is in the shope so I am at the library using their computer. Thanks for your kind words and I will keep in touch when I get my computer back which should e early next week. Take care.
hi mary ann. i am surviving as we all are. we are all on this journey that none of would have ever imagined we would be on. but i do find comfort here with a few special people. how is life going for you??? are you working? i am a telephone operator. i stepped out of my career, several years ago ( claims adjuster) due to stress. after work, i just come home/have no reliable friends. i just want to shelter myself and i live with my husband and mother in law. i have found a great church and that is helping somewhat//// thinking of you macs, take care and keep in touch, love, valerie