Hi Kathy! I do not get on here as much as I would like. I realized that I never answered your comment and I just wanted to tell you that I am thinking of you. What a tough journey this is. Although I remain faithful and thank God for his name blessings, it just seems so empty without my son. Alot of BS is going on and that does not help. But life goes on and I know we all have our struggles !! Just wanted you to know that someone cares about you and is praying for you daily ! Lots of love and hugs and I hope you feel some peace and find a reason to smile each day!!
Thanks for the friend request and your warm welcome to the group. I was so touched to read of your losses, I am truly sorry. I was also extremely touched and encouraged by your faith and courage. May God Bless you. What a painful Journey this is.
Thank you for your beautiful words,I'm just getting used to this website so I'm not great at the emails yet either but if you email me first at email@example.com I'll add you to my friends list.I just know that soon I have to go to my papa's house where all her stuff is and I'm not sure if I'm ready to put it away but he needs the room so I have to do something with her stuff,I'm not giving any of it away yet except the formula because it will go bad and I'm looking online for places that do tubal reversals for a reasonable price that me and my husband can afford because Jaysa is our only daughter together and though she will always be we would still like to have at least one more together,I guess we will have to do alot of saving and alot of praying.But you are right my life is forever changed and she changed me for the better and if I let that go away then it's like her lil life meant nothing so in her name I will do better for my self and others.I hope soon I can pay my college debt off and become a counselor and this all came to me because of Jaysa so I know that's why God blessed me with her even if it was for a short time to me I will see her soon in a blink of her eye and I hope I make her proud and I can't wait til I can tell stories to her next brother or sister about what an amazing sister they have in Heaven.So Please pray for me and my husband so we can save and have that surgery within a year or two.Thank you Jenn&Jeremy Branscum
Hello Kathy. It has been over a year since I joined this group. Even though I read other people stories daily, I just figured out how to get back to my page.
Kathy thank you so very much for your words of encouragement. You are Blessed by the Best and I thank God for you. I am sadden to read of your losses,yet encouraged how you handle it.
After losing Johnny in Sept.09 my husband died in his sleep from natural causes (Heart-Attack) April 27,2010. He was 63 years old. We were married for 11 years. He was my second husband step father to my children.
I thank Him for sharing Johnny with me for 23years 11months and 10days. For that I am grateful. I know Johnny and Woodrow is alright. Even though I miss them like crazy I know I am alright too. I have the support of my wonderful family. I have not figured out how to answer the question..How many children do you have? I pay attention to words. I have TWO.....Then I start thinking should I say I HAD Three? ----I still answer 3.
May God Continue to Bless You.
Thanks for listening.
P.S. I know the Battle is far from over. I also know the Battle is not mind it's the Lord.
dear kathy thank you for the reply i read your story and it moved me and yes most people really don't know the pain of a mother losing her child, my life is falling apart and i'm not sure how to pick it up i do have 2 other boys but for some reason the loss of the other son is so painful that i am losing all hope do you live in flordia? i think it would be nice to talk to you and i think your faith can help me understand. my faith is growing weak.
Thank you for your reply I am trying to find some reason for my life now that I have lost Val and if saving I can save someone else it will help me in making sense of the tragedy of losing my wonderful son.
I'm so sorry for your loss as well. I can't imagine the pain of losing one's child. You are in my prayers. Thank you so much for your comment, it was such a blessing to me. Today was one year since my dad had his heart attack and next thursday will be the one year anniversary of his death. I know this week is going to be very hard for my family, reliving the events that led up to his death. Please pray for us. - Casey
Kathy I wanted to thank you for your comment. It sounds like you have had a hard life. My prayers are with you! I know how hard it has been for me to deal with my loss. I'm glad my daughter told me about this site. I'm hoping we can help each other through our loss and pain. Take care and god be with you. Marie
My son was 25 when he lost his wife and 4 children. He died at the scene as well, but was brought back at the scene by a police officer. He died once more at the hospital where they again brought him back. The doctors working on him had no idea that his family had perished around him. As a military officer, he was in excellent physical shape. Physically he recovered in record time. Emotionally...well you can imagine. My photo is of myself and my son 5 months after the fire. We were at a family function. His smile was pharmacological. I can go on and on, except I already took my sleep aid. May I contact you tomorrow?
Kathy, Thank you so much for writing to me. I already feel like joining this site was the best thing that has happened to me since the tragedy. Knowing there are people out there who won't "sigh" if I mention one of their names or remember something special. I close my mouth and leave the room. Thanks for the ear. I, too, am a great listener.
There are still no words to express the loss. I love my son he's twin sister says that he was my favorite. I had to tell her that wasn't the way I planned it. I love all of my children. Jermaine was so different. He was caring and didn't mind sharing with other if he had it. More importantly, he would give sound advice to others, words of encouragement. It is hard to believe that the months have past so fast. It will be a year Sept. 29. We are trying to make plans for the date. In rememberance of Jermaine. As for the rest of my children they seem to be coping with the loss. My oldest son had some legal issues, but is now in school and working. As for the twin girl she has a 15mth little girl that is keeping her busy and she to is enrolled in school. The two older sisters are working. I think we all have our days. We try to be strong for each other. I cry when I think about how young he was why not me. God has a purpose and plan for all out lifes. Be Blessed! Are you on facebook? I pray for our families as we contiune the healing process. That God will be us in our season of sorrow and pain. Cheryl
Hi Kathy it has been months since I have visited the site and wrote. This is in no way saying that I'm healed my life has being trying. I'm so glad that I have the lord in it otherwise I wouldn't survived this. I love my son so much. People have no idea if they haven't walked in our shoes. I visit the gravesite at least once a month some months more. I have attended a few other furneral and I have flashback of the day that I was sitting on the first row. My pray life has improved. I have been unemployed I needed the time off. I hope to go back to work 30 hours a week July 19. I will celebrate my 50th birthday next month. I feel that things are now coming back to some type of order. Take of yourself and be Blessed, I will chat with you again soon.
hey kathy hope this is a good day for you, kind of hot here in alabama but you can bet i have the a.c. on, ha, a old friend came by to see me today, that was nice i had to cry when she left, but she will be back lord willing, we went to the same old school for years, then when school was out we were at her house are mind one,life was fun back then, you take care dear friend janice
hey kathy thank you yes it's real hard to let go of your kid's all i do is think about them and i know you do the same, sorry it's took me so long to get back with you but i'am sick myself and on my way out of this world, i have c.o.p.d. and c.h.f.and some other things, you take care and god bless you your friend janice