Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mother's Heartbreak, some pictures of Justin

Well I have a blog for this, but haven't really posted on it. 
The biggest heart break to me, is the loss of a child, no matter what the age that child is. I loss my oldest son 8 years ago. He was 22 years old. I miss him every day. We as a family miss him every day. 

Lately, I have been going through boxes, trying to clean and to sort stuff out,  I find a lot of pictures. Most I share on Facebook. But I wanted to share a couple on my blog. I don't really feel like talking about what happen, he died sudden though. There is info on his Facebook page if you want to read more about him. I hope to start blogging about this more. I have read that writing can be therapeutic. Of course maybe no one wants to read it, but that is ok.

I love this first picture of him, He was in 1st grade. He was so cute, spunky and sweet. If you notice his smile you will see he is missing a tooth and one is growing in, the interesting thing is that the tooth was the wrong tooth growing in, it was an eye tooth, not a front tooth, so his Uncle Greg, who is a Dentist pulled his tooth. Was not a fun day at all. He hated it being done and so did we, we all felt his pain. But that didn't last long and the tooth grew out and the correct one grew in. He still had a eye tooth grow in the right spot. This picture always reminds me of his Grandmother Pafford, I don't know why, maybe just some resemblance of his Grandmother.

This next picture I found was probably taken around 2001 or possible 2002, need to do more research and try to find out, but it is picture of him helping Matthew, with Derrick and Ryan at the table, I am in the background. It must be Christmas day as there is a tree in the back ground as well. I hope I can find more pictures of this. My boys are all so wonderful and I am so blessed to have been picked to be their Mom.

1 comment:

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Diana, my heart goes out to you. I saw your post on Facebook so came to ready your story. My son's 4th year anniv. of his death was just on July 28th and it is always SO VERY HARD when the anniversary date comes around. It just seems that we remember everything so vividly at that time, plus remembering the circumstances of the death are multiplied many many times. I am relived it is past. It's hard enough have the monthly anniversaries each month.

I had thought about having a FB page for my son, Eric, as I love yours about your son. I just haven't done it yet. Every now and then, I post one of his pictures on my personal FB page. Any time I find a long lost photo of Eric, it brings me such joy. It's like seeing a side of him that I never got to see before! As far as I know, I've found all of my pictures, but one may pop up at some point in the future.

This post brought tears to my eyes, because I know what a heartbreak it is to look at those sweet pictures of when they were young, carefree and happy.