Something no parent should have to go through
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I feel like if I don't write this down, I will explode!! My only son passed away on the 2nd of this month. Our hearts are broken, and wonder if we will ever be ok again. I didn't give birth to this child, I have been his mom for 34 years. His name is Gary and he was only 43 years old. They think it was a heart attack, but won't know for sure until all the reports come in. How does a family get over something like this? I know they say life goes on, but how do you put everything back together and be normal again? No matter what kind of relationship you have with your child,good, bad or ugly, there will always be that missing link.
This Sunday our family will have a private memorial at the house. He loved the lake and always said he wanted his ashes over the lake if he ever passed. We are going out on the boat and give him his wishes. After that we can begin the healing process.
I have no idea why I am writing all this to almost complete strangers, but I feel like I have gotten to know some of you. Give your kids a hug today and tell them you love them!