melissa whaley
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  • Clarksville, IN
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lost my 15 year old daughter to a drowning 6-30-09 the details are confusing and i miss her terribly wish i could communicate with her more than anything. i am 33 and fear a long life of grief
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My daughter drowned while on vacation with family in the dead of night the details are confusing the people she was with are not telling the whole story. It is all very terrible.

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another day

why does everyday seem like the last. Nothing new nothing to look forward to but going to bed and counting another day finally gone. I love my son and he is the only thing keeping me going since my daughters death. Still can not believe this is my life. My life has been hijacked. i know my daughter is around me i know she wants the best for us and for us to be happy. i just can not wrap my mind around not seeing her for possibly 40 years or so. I just can not accept that. i know she is happy i… Continue

Posted on December 19, 2009 at 9:57am — 3 Comments

fawnas birthday

for fawnas sweet 16 we had a balloon lift with all of her friends. We had cake and food. We wrote messages and tied them to the balloons. It helped alot to make it through because i felt i was doing something for her. That is what is going on in my profile pic i will probably make it annual. I am sure her friends will stop coming eventually but i will do it as long as i physically can.

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 3:26pm

another good support group

compassionate friends has an online support chat and local chapter meeting for those who have lost children or siblings. Just took part in a nationwide candel lighting ceremony to remember the children we miss so much. I hope this info may be helpful to some one

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 1:05pm

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At 11:00am on October 26, 2010, cindy parrott said…
thank you so much, it is so hard to go through this and most of the time i feel as if i'm doing it alone. it is good to know that there are other people who know how i feel.
At 5:17pm on October 5, 2010, anne said…
Thanks! I would really like to be your friend.
At 10:16pm on August 23, 2010, Carrie L said…
I am so sorry for your loss MY loss is bad also. hoping we can find some comfort someday I wish just like you I am sad just like you Carrie L
At 7:10pm on May 18, 2010, Pastor Jenine Marie Mason said…
thank you for becoming a friend...
At 5:05pm on January 28, 2010, Jarvis said…
My brother drowned or so they say - I also know the whole story is not being told. Too many inconsistencies. It's a horrible feeling not knowing the truth. (((((hugs))))) Diana
At 9:46am on December 19, 2009, susan Paull said…
Melissa- I really can't imagine how losing your daughter must feel; I don't know how people even breathe after losing a child. Those who study grief say it takes a year to even get past the worst layer of grief. My thoughts are with you. Susan
At 1:54pm on December 17, 2009, Laura Villarreal said…
Thank you for the "friend request"...if there was ever a time I need friends it is now.
At 12:53pm on December 17, 2009, Laura Villarreal said…
Melissa, I have found there are no adequate words to express my condolences to you on the loss of your daughter but I am so sorry for your loss. I have come to believe that grieving is a life long process but it will gradually soften and intertwine with our daily lives. We will never forget our daughters but one day I hope (and pray) the daily, agonizing grief will morph into a joyful and pain free memory. Also, never give up the hope your daughter will communicate with you. My daughter communicated with me for the first time on June 4, 2009 (she was died on May 25, 2009) and her most recent. communication was on December 9, 2009.
LIke you, I also have questions regarding the circumstances surrounding my daughter's death and I have come to realize I may never have the answers.
Be kind to yourself and take care.
Sincerely,
Laura
 
 
 

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