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My son is so much more than a memory!
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Back in October 2009, my 21 yr old was riding his friend's motorcycle down a residential street when he was rammed into another car. Thank God the occupants of that car were not seriously hurt but…Continue

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I am suffering from the loss of my 21yr old son due to a motorcycle accident/murder.

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My son is so much more than a memory!

Back in October 2009, my 21 yr old was riding his friend's motorcycle down a residential street when he was rammed into another car. Thank God the occupants of that car were not seriously hurt but unfortunately, my son sustained a massive brain injury and he passed away a week later. My whole life changed in an instant, nothing could ever prepare a parent for this kind of nightmare. My faith has been weakened but not totally destroyed. I begged God to spare my son and take me in his place if… Continue

Posted on August 28, 2010 at 11:41pm — 19 Comments

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At 2:32am on September 28, 2014, Adrianne Edgerly said…
Haven't seen you post and I think of you often.
At 1:30pm on October 27, 2013, Bern said…

My only son (left-handed) was shot in the head above his left eyebrow 9/30/2012. My son went to a girl house he knew to get his clothes. The girl (Charly) told police that they were playing with gun and my son shot himself. The oldest lie in history, to but the murder on the victim. The police walked away.

At 7:57am on July 18, 2013, Dolly said…

Here's one of my favorite pictures of Brandon...

At 7:52am on July 18, 2013, Dolly said…

Brandon also loved Michael Jackson and when Michael died we had a strange experience concerning him...I will tell you about it if you like, but its a long story ...we tried to play some of Michael's music for Brandon over the years since Michael died....but Michael WAS a genius and his music isn't easy to play...anyway, Brandon still loved it when we tried...and one other thing...I also lost my dear cousin in a motorcycle wreck when he was 20, and about a year or so later I was crying over him and listening to "Bridge over Troubled Waters" and I felt a hug like someone was sitting behind me and had their arms around me and I thought it was him..or God for him...and once saw his face flash on the TV screen during a Vietnam special of the troops overseas....I know these things could be just ME wanting them so much and imagining them...but they ALSO could be something ELSE....keep watching and listening....maybe Brandon and your son are somewhere making the most beautiful music ever heard....maybe we'll hear it one day....

At 7:42am on July 18, 2013, Dolly said…

Karen ...your son loved music...so did my son Brandon..Brandon was born a tiny preemie and had lots of issues such as cysts on his brain stem, and fluid on the brain..as a result he was very physically disabled, and could only use one hand and even then only slightly...even so, he did everything he could to respond to music...since he died, many unexplained things have given me peace about him...they haven't made me miss him or grieve for him one tiny bit less, but they have made me feel like HE is ok somewhere...

at least three times now, a song started playing all by itself..twice it was on a laptop computer, and once it was on Brandon's iPad...the first time it was days after he died and I was so shocked I don't remember what it was...the other two times the songs were ones he loved, or ones that seemed like him...one time a toy guitar went off in his room...but there was no guitar in there that made that sound...and three times lights have gone on for no apparent reason...twice it was a star light we hung over a manger last christmas...this is at our little mountain place we built years ago, where Brandon first came to live with us...the last time it was the wee morning hours of my birthday when I got up to use the bathroom and found the LED lights on in his bed....other things have happened too...we've been seeing and hearing animals and birds that are rarely seen around here, and last week for the first time in my life I saw a fire rainbow over our house....many of these things happened on special days like my birthday, or on Thursdays, the day he died [May2]...I don't know if its Brandon himself, or God FOR Brandon to reassure me...but that's just too many things to just all be a coincidence....so watch and listen...I don't ask for anything specific...actually I don't ask at all...but I'm always always looking and waiting...

At 11:59pm on April 28, 2013, Angela Scott said…
Hi Karen R Angela S you don't look like you have birth
To 6 kids on this picture you look good anyway i live in Atlanta Georgia today is Sunday April 28th 2013 ok i
Went to church today the choir sung one
Song i almost cryed my eyes out until i had no more tears and after i felt better it just got to me then i told my
Self I'm the best single mom in the world who still doing the
Best i can and i never been married in my life and my other 2 kids i will loved them until i leave this earth so i no we did the best that we can do do our best now and i hope you are well and doing good and in good spirit and got me I'm doing well and thank you for your kind friendship and i hope to hear from again lord my heart can't almost take it and make sure you take care of your 5 other children's and I'll do the same I'll will be Alrite with time
Love Angela .
At 11:40pm on April 25, 2013, Angela Scott said…
Hi Karen R i no this happen in 2009 it is now 2013 now is everything
Going well for you now i hope so your son sounded like my son he was 20 years old he loved every one and every body and life has taken
A hole out of me it's like a knife done cut my heart out and
It's very hard for me now to type this and it's not getting better any better for me it hurt me to the core was he your only child because i have 2 other kids a Daughter 26 a son15 your son how old
Was he and he passed in 2009 how has that been for
You has things gotten better for you are
You still hurting like i am i hurt not one
Day i hurt every dam day and i can't do nothing rite can't
Stop thinking of him but i no life do go on and i try to
Do that and i will keep you in my prayer I've never been through nothing like this before and don't no how to handle it but i do
The best i can i try to do my best i do i hope things went well for
You like going to court by now i no god done fixed everything for
You i no he has seem like you been through it like me I've been through hell and back love Angela take care
At 12:17pm on March 19, 2013, Laura Rozier said…

wow, that is a powerful thought-provoking poem, thanks for posting it.

At 6:55pm on October 29, 2012, Lorraine said…

sending hugs

At 8:52pm on September 1, 2012, Lorraine said…

Hi Karen,

sorry I have been out of touch. I wish I could say it is because life has gotten easier, but really it hasn't.  I feel like crying all of the time, and feel little joy even with things I should.  I am ashamed that I feel this way after watching Silas fight so damn hard & still enjoy life to the fullest...  you are in my thoughts often my friend. I hope you are finding moments of peace


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