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After losing my son a couple of months ago, I have been surrounded by family and friends. Even friends I didn't even know, as they were friends of his. I've met a few of them as they'd come by the house for a few minutes, we'd say hello, then a short time later, they'd be gone. I look back on that as I see these familiar faces. They all have offered warm hugs, flowers, and most of all love. It's been amazing. It's people like these who keep me going.

His brother also came home to help me throughout, which was also perfect timing as I was just about to start moving my business. Ha ha, talk about putting him to work!! But we'd sit together for hours, just talking. He's been gone up north for a couple of years, and to share what he's been up to, his schooling, his feelings, and our thoughts. I don't know what I'd do if he hadn't come home. He knows some of the friends who come around, and of course, they are happy to see him.

It's good to see them come together, to be there for each other. The stories I here, whether they are telling me directly, or sharing memories amongst each other, brings new light to just what he meant to the community, some of the things he was interested in, and some of the friends he treasured, and who treasured him.

While the tears still roll at times, I know he had a wonderful life. I'm just frustrated that he died so young, he had so much to look forward to. It breaks my heart to not have him here, but it warms my heart to hear that he made such a difference in other lives.
51-55, F
24 replies
Oct 11, 2019
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
Sorry for your loss. May you find peace and support.
silentwriter180 · 51-55, F
[@329500,uncalled4] thank you! xo
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
I’m so sorry for your loss. I had no idea. Thinking of you😢
silentwriter180 · 51-55, F
[@11509,Keepitsimple] thank you, dear friend. xo
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
Our youngest was 20 when he completely unexpectedly committed suicide. Needless to say we were shocked. We were pressured into having a memorial for him and hundreds of people showed up despite a severe snowstorm that day. I was talking to my uncle and cousin who both lost children about the loss. My uncle said his 20 year old son's death was a severe scar for about 5 years then 10 years he was OK with the loss. He didn't like it but.... My cousin had a bit of moisture in his eye and said he spends a lot of time in cemeteries and he didn't think he would ever be at peace with the loss of his 17 year old.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
[@11509,Keepitsimple] Life goes on and the family gets together every year at his graveside to celebrate his birthday and joke about the character that he was.
silentwriter180 · 51-55, F
[@10033,hippyjoe1955] {{{hugs}}}
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
[@6297,silentwriter180] Right back at you. ❤️
Beatbox34 · 26-30, M
I'm really sorry for your loss. Death is a painful thing 🙁.

I will pray to the Lord to heal your heart.
silentwriter180 · 51-55, F
[@476293,Beatbox34] thank you.
JoyfulSilence · 46-50, M
It brings tears to my eyes reading your post, I am so sorry for your loss😥
silentwriter180 · 51-55, F
[@11430,Thesunisout] I thank you.
Doctrble · 46-50, M
So sorry to hear about your loss.
I'd love to say it gets easier but I'm afraid that depends on what you do.
I struggle daily but have found few things that help.
Big hugs and prayers are with you.
silentwriter180 · 51-55, F
[@154064,Doctrble] Thank you, honey. I appreciate your thoughts.
Peaches · F
No one ever expects to lose a child, 😔we expect to pass on first.💙It is special to be able to hear your sons friends talk about him. His memory will forever live in your heart.💞💫I will always believe we'll be together in a much better place again. Thinking of you...
silentwriter180 · 51-55, F
[@364304,Peaches] Thank you. She called me a few days ago wanting to take her own life. She's a number of states away, and I can't get to her but by phone. I suggested she go to her local hopital. I am severly hoping she follows my advice. I haven't heard from her since Tuesday.
Peaches · F
[@6297,silentwriter180] I will add your daughter to my prayer chain.😔I'm so sorry to hear this and hope she listens to you!🙏🏼
Peaches · F
[@6297,silentwriter180] Here's some advice from a friend if you are interested...

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