Missing my Son or Daughter


Missing my Son  or  Daughter

For all of us that are suffering the loss a son or daughter.

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Please share your Story = the Loss of your Son or Daughter 467 Replies

Started by Kar. Last reply by Julie McKinney on Monday.

STUPID things people say... " Vent Here " 182 Replies

Started by Kar. Last reply by Robert Matthews Mar 11, 2018.

Lost Faith 58 Replies

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The HOW ARE YOU dreaded Question ???? How do you answer??? 49 Replies

Started by Kar. Last reply by Robert Matthews Mar 11, 2018.

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Comment by Nanette on December 19, 2021 at 9:16pm

My beloved boy Willie with his new baby boy. 

i keep writing things and they somehow disappear.  Still trying to get this app figured out.

Comment by Grace on December 6, 2021 at 6:58pm
Hi Nanette... I'm sorry for your loss.... My son Niles died May 2009. We still miss him..... But I think everlasting life is the love you leave behind....and we really have a lot of love. My son was 14, with autism and a seizure issue. He would be 26 now. He was a hero in his organ donation. We met and communicate with his heart recipient. . Every Holiday and DOB and DOD or remembered. The Menards jingle is a reminder of him.... special songs.... But the memories are love. I don't think there is anything we can do to lessen the grief. Just know that many have walked in the darkest hour and can still put one foot forward.....hugs to you.
Comment by Nanette on December 6, 2021 at 5:18pm

Thank you Connie.  I will treasure your words.  I will keep reading them for strength.  I just don’t know how to stop crying and what to do with the crippling loneliness.  

Comment by Connie K on December 6, 2021 at 3:38pm

Hello dear Nanette. I see your post. I'm so very sorry fpr your devastating loss. I lost my only child, Daniel (I see that's your grandsons name) at age 17. That was 9 years ago this past Dec.1 I havent been on this site for a few years actually and saw your post in an e-mail. This is a difficult journey. It still hurts just as much some days as the day he left but I've learned to mange the grief. There are lessons you will learn along the way that are positive if you can even imagine that. You will be more loving and compassionate. What has gotten me through is the belief that my sweet child lives on in spirit. He is free and doing amazing things we cannot comprehend. I have received many undeniable messages from him and I try to keep my heart open to them. In the end all there is, is love and that never dies. It helps to try to do for others even when you can't do for yourself. Keep moving, take walks, take each day and be gentle with yourself. Don't feel you have to explain to anyone what you are feeling or how you express it. Those who have not experienced child loss just cannot understand. Fortunately because we know the pain is too great. So there will be some who are close to you who will drift away and that is normal. Another loss that goes along with it. It's sad. But that's why we are here for each other . Your grief is so fresh and at such a difficult time of year. Payers and big hugs to you/ Connie (Daniels mom)

Comment by Nanette on December 6, 2021 at 2:01pm

Does anyone out there see my post?  I am new at this and don’t know if I am proceeding correctly.  

i really need to connect with someone who has lost a child.


Comment by Josephine Crawford on February 19, 2020 at 4:46pm
Thanks Ammy. I sometimes feel guilty when I am happy. Yes it takes time. Continued to all.
Comment by Sue M on February 17, 2020 at 3:11pm

Hello mommas 

Nice to have your words and well wishes here. We all know this journey all too well. There are days u dread as well, and on those days we all have, we just need to be very gentle with ourselves. That's something I'm learning to do, as well as choose happiness when I can. I know my son wants that for me. 

Sending you all a big hug. 


Comment by Teresa D. on February 14, 2020 at 7:44pm

Support is always here when you need it. Hugs to all.

Comment by Ammy on February 14, 2020 at 7:36pm

Thank you Josephine.  I agree that we need to be able to laugh, but it usually takes time for that to start.  I honestly feel good when I can laugh at something or with someone.  It's like a medicine, but it took time for me to enjoy laughter.
I am sorry that you are already dreading Sunday, but I understand.  These dates are forever hard and never forgotten.
I hope that the angels will sing to DeMarco on his special day, but I don't think it will really matter to him. Take comfort in that.  I'm sure he is at peace and waiting just as we all are for that day we will all be together again.
Hugs and prayers for you and all the moms that are here.

Comment by Josephine Crawford on February 14, 2020 at 5:16pm
Teresa, Ammy and Sue,
I understand and share your pain. Yes, I too feel like a different version of myself and going forward has been a struggle.

Ladies, they would have wanted us to be happy. I sometimes feel guilty when I find myself laughing. But, I must laugh and cry too. It is all apart of my life experiences and the way I respond.

It is wonderful that we can connect this way. Let us keep supporting each other. DaMarco would have been 22 years Sunday February 16 and I am dreading the day. I would have given up anything just to hear his voice again. Anything just to hug him. The Master had a different plan.

Ladies, I wish for you peace and complete happiness as we reflect on our loved ones. Peace my sisters. Peace.

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