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At 11:10pm on March 6, 2011, Shari Soklow said…

Dear Shannon,

Thank you with all my heart for that beautiful and quite true story, wow!

I loved reading it and felt comforted! I lost my Beloved Son, Howard on

12-28-10 and my great belief in the afterlife and the unbroken continuity

of life is what keeps me going! I hope and pray that we can be friends!

Thanks again because I loved how you express yourself.

 

Shari

 

PS Please if you have a few free moments do check out my memorial

website created In Loving Memory for my son.

http://memorial.yourtribute.com/HowardEugeneLanger

I also have a site here at Legacy.

At 7:09pm on March 6, 2011, valerie moore said…
hi shannon, yeah, dusty started smoking weed at age 12.for a long time, i really wasnt worried about it. i was pretty naive at the time.  however, yes, it moved him right along into cocaine and alcohol and who knows what else. the main cause of death  was :cocaine toxicity:   i tried talking to him in every way i could.  i layed out what would happen to my life, if he overdosed. he just thought he was invincible.  he was my only child.  once satan got ahold of him, that was it.  i do not believe dusty really wanted to do the drugs,, but he just could not stop.  i am thankful he  is finally in heaven, at peace and not fighting to get more drugs. hugs, valerie
At 10:13pm on March 5, 2011, Tim's Mom, Vickie said…
My youngest son doesn't talk about Tim.  He's the one that found him. I wish more than anything that he didn't have to be the one that found Tim, I'd do anything to take that back. My oldest son came home for the funeral, he lives in California.  My youngest son went and stayed with him for 2 months afterwards. I didn't want to have him wake up every morning and be reminded when he looked at Tim's door.  I wish we had talked, but he's a hard nut to crack.  he's 23. So many regrets....
At 7:09pm on March 5, 2011, Tim's Mom, Vickie said…
Shannon, I think one of the most difficult things I've dealt with besides losing Tim is that friends and family will not talk about him. I want to talk about him, the day I lost him and all the memories. My husband, the step father of my sons, listens when I talk, but I see that glossed over look on his face that says he's only listening because he has to. How can I not talk about it? A huge part of my soul is gone. It's been a frustraing almost 2 years. April 5th will be 2 years gone for Tim, but it still feels like yesterday.
At 6:56pm on March 5, 2011, valerie moore said…
shannon, thank you for your prayers.  our sons think they are invincible, especially when they are doing any kind of drugs- every time i tried having a discussion with dusty, he would shrugg me off and tell me everything was ok.  our lives will never be near the same.  however, i wonder, what will...my life be-  hugs to you,  valerie
At 4:28pm on March 5, 2011, Melinda Ellen Guinn said…
Thank you Shannon. We'll get to see each other when our children introduce us up in Heaven, or a different dimension, wherever they went.
At 11:33am on March 5, 2011, Tami said…
Shannon, I love all of the signs you get from Tommy, It gives me so much hope, the only signs I get are that I find nickles in the strangest places when I am very upset or have to do something I dont want to, it always makes me smile, another time was I had set up one night here on this site that we would all light candles at the exact same time and think of each other and all of our children, I went outside and it was such a beautiful night, when I let my candle and said my prayer this warmth started at my feet and swirled all around me to the top of my head where I got goose bumps and then it was gone, It was the most beautiful feeling I have ever had. Please keep telling us the signs you get, I love it so much....
At 8:02pm on March 4, 2011, Jeff Justus said…
The Shack ...... I'll look for it .... and look forword to reading it.
At 6:39pm on March 4, 2011, BONNIE said…
Thank you for your prayers.
At 6:36pm on March 4, 2011, BONNIE said…

Wow, What you write is similar to what happened the night my daughter died before I knew she was dead. I think there is a spirit world and a veil between this world and that. I believe that you really did see your son. I think the visit was for you and he was allowed. I think he needed to leave when you called David. Do you know that Jesus came also to the Apostles?

I bet you do. I am glad to hear that you were able to make the connection. I do not think just anyone is open and receptive enough to this I think you need to be very spiritual and open to visits.

At 5:44pm on March 4, 2011, Jeff Justus said…
Shannon ..... you have such an uplifting personality. I know you are going through a very dificult period, like all of us but it seems that you were directed to this site to not only help yourself but others. Your son looks like a beautiful angel, which I'm sure he his. I hope my son is with your son and we'll all meet in a lot better place.
At 4:08pm on March 4, 2011, Jackie Jones said…
thank you.  i was thinking of you too. i saw that you were having a bad day.  i just wish we all didnt have to be here for this reason.  dam.  seems so senseless.  for some reason i have had a better couple of days.  so weird last week i could barely keep it together and this week i feel more like myself which doesnt make sense to me unless my son is somehow intervening.  one of his goals he had made for a class at school was that i get my anxiety under control and that he tell his dad that he loves him.  he had about ten goals for his life and those were the two that were so hard. 
At 1:14pm on March 4, 2011, Annette Walters said…

Shannon thank you for your message and I am so sorry about your son.  I know your pain, loss and grief is so fresh still.  Chase has been gone for 1 year now and the pain is still there.  I miss him so much just like I know you do your Tommy.

 

Chase battled the disease of addiction, he was in and out of rehabs, the last year of his life he was sober and clean and then he started to slip a little, he was back into rehab when he made a bad choice one day and called a friend and said I just want to use one more time and them I am going to get serious and work this program.  Unfortunately Chase was all alone when he shot up heroin, he overdosed and no one was there to save him.

 

Chase wanted to reach out and be an inspirational speaker and help others struggling with addiction because he had walked their shoes.  Well God is using Chase's story from heaven to make a difference.  I am involved in a Drug Awareness and Prevention program and we are now going to high schools and showing this video and talking about drugs.  It is sad that it is my son in the video but Chase and I both agree that if it could help save one more life it is so worth our transparency in sharing our story.

 

God bless you my friend and I will keep you in my prayers.

 

Video....Please watch

 

http://www.vimeo.com/20521016

 

Annette Walters

Johns Creek, GA

annettemwalters@yahoo.com

At 8:20pm on February 27, 2011, Susan - Donny's Mom said…

Honored to be your friend on this website.  Cannot believe what you experienced in that live session with Compassionate Friends.  A lot of people on here have really talked up that group for good advice and healing, I am a little surprised.

But just to give you another warning, in our "Discussions" sometime we get some extreme people who start preaching to us about what THEY believe happens to spirits after they pass.  Most of us here have faith that our loved ones are in another dimension or in heaven and sometimes reach out to us, in dreams, or "orbs" or different signs.  When we discuss what our experiences are these people go off on their band wagons and try to bring us down with their religious beliefs.  We (members) can report them and they re immediately removed from our discussions and from being a part of the website.  Most of the time they haven't even lost a family member, they just get in to preach their beliefs.

I think it is wonderful that you had the above dream.  It gave you great comfort and that is what all of us are always hoping for.  I have had many signs from our Donny and if you go to my page you will see some very amazing pictures with "orbs" around his girls or his nephew (our grandson) who loved his "Unk".

We all miss our Donny real bad....he was such a big part of our weekly lives.

This week (Friday) is his 41st B day.  We are 15 months into this journey in March. 

I get such comfort and good advice from this website, I don't what I would do without reading everyone posts....

Hugs to you and your family.

Susan

At 8:08pm on February 27, 2011, Jeff Justus said…
Shannon, That's strange because I went to a grief counselling session and when I mentioned that the moderator interupted like " that's your belief... maybe not everybody else' ". If you don't believe in God, Jesus and that our children are in heaven, what hope would a person have. I find myself at the most peace in church. I get into the church early and just sit and reflect on the situation. I get so much peace from this quiet time. You have the right faith and most of us that lived this loss do too. I guess that session coordinator has not lost someone that he was very close to because if he had, I don't know how he could tell someone to keep quiet about something so important to people of the Christian faith.
At 12:44pm on February 26, 2011, shannon churchill said…
I went on line last night to Compassionate Friends and got into a discussion session..   I said something about God, and our children are in heaven... and the Session coordinator came on in personal message and basically told me to keep my mouth shut about that.    I can tell you this.. I will not be a part of any group who does not believe our precious babies are in heaven!!!!!!!!  How awful their lives must be thinking their child is just dead and gone.   You could just put a bullet in my head. 
At 5:18am on February 26, 2011, cathy riley said…

Dear Shannon, Thank you for all of your kind words and taking time to write.  My Christopher was away at college when he was killed.  He was hit by a south bound Amtrac train on 9/25/2010.  He and another friend were going to meet up with their ride home and there was a frieght train blocking the crossing.  It was a double set of tracks in a small rual community and they waited and called their friends on the other side of the tracks to see if it was clear and then they went in between two of the freight cars and Kenny jumped and made it and Christopher went right behind him and the amtrac train hit my baby's body.  We have received the info from the  black box on the train and amtrac did not blow the whistle at this crossing because the freight had the crossing blocked for over 30 minutes.  I know they should have never went in between the freight cars, but I also know that if that frieght train would not have had the crossing blocked for over 30 minutes and amtrac would have blown the whistle, which they are required to do at every crossing my son would still be here.  I am going to close for how, talk to you soon.  Chris' Mom(RIP)

At 5:18am on February 26, 2011, cathy riley said…

Dear Shannon, Thank you for all of your kind words and taking time to write.  My Christopher was away at college when he was killed.  He was hit by a south bound Amtrac train on 9/25/2010.  He and another friend were going to meet up with their ride home and there was a frieght train blocking the crossing.  It was a double set of tracks in a small rual community and they waited and called their friends on the other side of the tracks to see if it was clear and then they went in between two of the freight cars and Kenny jumped and made it and Christopher went right behind him and the amtrac train hit my baby's body.  We have received the info from the  black box on the train and amtrac did not blow the whistle at this crossing because the freight had the crossing blocked for over 30 minutes.  I know they should have never went in between the freight cars, but I also know that if that frieght train would not have had the crossing blocked for over 30 minutes and amtrac would have blown the whistle, which they are required to do at every crossing my son would still be here.  I am going to close for how, talk to you soon.  Chris' Mom(RIP)

At 12:34am on February 26, 2011, Mary Ann Squires (Macs) said…
Dear Shannon, Your experience was very real, never doubt that.  Spirits of our loved ones are our angels and there is no doubt they are always with us. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. I too had a beautiful son Logan who passed away last Oct. He was living in Viet Nam and when he did not show up for work they found him in his hotel room. I have had some dreams that I'm trying to understand about Logan and I have had some signs too. This is a very hard and long jounery that we are all traveling and when you have people to help you through that jounery it is not quite as hard anymore. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always be here to listen if you need to talk. Big HUGS sent you r way, Macs  
At 4:47pm on February 25, 2011, Susan - Donny's Mom said…

Dear Shannon.....just a little warning here....do not under any circumstances give your email address to anyone.  This posting below seems a little strange and our website has had people trying to get our email addresses.  Just communicate with people on this website and don't share your personal  information at any time...

Susan

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