Son Poem

Mother To Son Poem

A mother writes a poem to her son trying to convey to him the overwhelming love she feels for him.

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You are NOT alone. Hold onto hope. Find peace in your heart. I lost 15 years and 3 weeks with my son. No contact, minimal updates. I was on a bad path, sent my son to his father (I wanted...

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I Hope You Know How Much I Love You


Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

To My Son,
I hope you know how much I love you so.
I might embarrass you from time to time
By giving lots of love and needless kisses,
But you need to know Mom loves you so.
Before you were born I didn't know
Just how much I would love you so,
But when I looked into your eyes for the first time,
I felt my heart grow and grow.
A Mother's love is hard to explain,
Not everyone will feel the same.
Now that you are getting older I felt the need to tell you
Just how much I love you so.
Time may pass day after day or year after year,
But the love I have for you grows
nearer and dearer to my heart each day and year.
To my son, I hope you know just how much I love you so.


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  • Lynnette Mitchell by Lynnette Mitchell
  • 6 months ago

I lost my husband due to cancer. We had been together 25 years. After a year of battling it, He decided to go into hospice care. He only lived about another three weeks. My son, my husband's stepson, helped us through it all. Then three months later, my son had told me that he hasn't been feeling good for a while. I talked him into going to the doctor as he would always put it off. He went to the emergency room. They said he had very progressed cancer. He called me a few hours after I left and said he was scared. I told him I would be there the next morning and that I loved him. A few hours after that he lost consciousness. I often think about him being scared and me not being there for him. He was only 38 years old, had never met the love of his life. He had so much more life to live. Lost both within 3 months While I was nurturing my husband, my son was dying, My son died within 3 days of being told he had cancer. I feel lost. I have so much guilt concerning both of them.

  • Allie Krisa by Allie Krisa
  • 6 years ago

I was touched by this poem for several reasons, but the biggest is my son may have to go from a carefree 22-year-old boy to a caring 22-year-old father! I say "MAY" because his "FRIEND" is unsure of paternity. I'm confident in my son's ability to be the best man and father he can be, but heartbroken over the pain he is going through. I know people are thinking well maybe I should have educated him more about safe sex, but in his defense, he was lied to by the young lady in reference to her use of birth control. He was wrong! Wrong! Wrong to opt out of his own protection, but I had to remember the mistakes I made as a carefree girl...anyway I often find myself wondering if he knows just how much I love him and that I would give the breath from my chest and the blood from heart if it meant he were happy. I always tell him about how I never knew what love was until the day he was born, but does he understand that it is not just story but the TRUTH?

  • Donna Morgenstern by Donna Morgenstern
  • 7 years ago

My 29-year old son was recently murdered during a home invasion. He was my first born, my first love. He lived in Philadelphia, PA, while I live in Indiana. It was such a violent crime that I question God. Why? My son was such a great young kindhearted. He was raised to respect his elders and to love hard. If he was guilty of anything, it was that. His killer(s) are still at large without additional leads. This evil individual(s) came into his house with his grandmother just upstairs and shot him fourteen (14) times. Who does this? I am at a loss for words....I hurt so much. I buried my step-father shortly over a week ago, only to return a week later to plan to bury my first born.

I say all this as I take comfort in knowing there are others who have learned to work through this horrible pain and dealing with such tragedies while keeping their faith. I know this pain will NEVER cease. Nevertheless, having a support group along with my faith will perhaps help me through.

  • Cynthia Hurley by Cynthia Hurley
  • 6 years ago

Dear Donna, my heart goes out to you. The strength and courage you have is a true inspiration to others who have suffered the worst possible tragedy, losing your beloved child. No words from us humans will suffice. Only GOD can ease your pain through time. Still, my heart and prayers go out to you. I believe our loved ones who pass do indeed come to us to tell us (in their own ways) that they are well, they are okay, that life goes on after human death, that someday when it's our time to go home to GOD we will see and embrace them once more. I pray that you watch for your son. You will always be connected to your child. No matter how far apart we may feel, we are always connected by an invisible umbilical cord with our children, which never severs. May God's blessings and love carry you through the remainder of your earthly life until you will reunite with your precious, precious son.

  • Carolyn Garverick by Carolyn Garverick
  • 7 years ago

My son passed away December 26th 2016. How he died was from liver failure due to alcoholism. He was 28. He lived in Louisiana with his father, and I didn't know how bad his drinking was. He only told us the good things, never the bad. I miss him so much. Does this pain ever get easier to deal with?

  • Pam Fallis by Pam Fallis
  • 7 years ago

Its been 12 years ago July 4th. We lost our son, he was 26 years old and had 3 children. He was shot 12 times just a few miles from were we live. He was a twin and we see him all the time in his brother, they were like one person so the surviving twin went down the wrong road after that and ended up in prison. So basically we lost both for a time. Ya, they say a parent should never have to bury their child. This is so true, you never get over it, it only dulls a little with time. Unless you have gone through the same pain there is nothing that compares. My heart goes out to all of you who have felt the same. I too turned to poetry to ease the pain and be my voice.

  • Shannon by Shannon
  • 7 years ago

I lost my husband 14 years ago on July 4, and he was 26 years old. I have 3 children. I'm sorry for your pain and mine and our loss of our loved ones. God bless us all and keep them and God in our hearts.

  • Michelle Ebel by Michelle Ebel
  • 8 years ago

To a mom watching your son from a baby to a toddler to a child to a teenager the to a man. The hard loving struggle to make sure the child was raised right. You put everything you had into it. The laughter the joy the tears no one could ever take away that heartfelt feeling mom created out of love. Mom created more then a child she created an entire lifetime. Every word every moment every lesson taught. A lifetime of family values.

  • Michelle Ebel by Michelle Ebel
  • 8 years ago

To be a mom and put your heart and soul into it. When your children always came first no exception. A mom is love compassion,a very rare heartfelt feeling. Something happens to a mom when they realize they are going to be a mom. Their selfish world now becomes selfless. The child is first. Their happiness their life their world is entirely in mom hands. Mom does all or most the loving the care the teaching the compassion .no one could ever replace a good mom. She is needed desperately in the family. Mom makes a house feel like love.

  • Rita Luna by Rita Luna Poet
  • 8 years ago

To all of you who read my poem, I am truly honored by all of your stories shared. I have 4 sons and all are living and healthy. I just love them all sooooo much and just wanted them to have something to remember me by always. God Bless you all and your families.

  • Tiffiny H by Tiffiny H
  • 7 years ago

Thank you for writing a poem that so inspiring. I'm 25, raising a son on my own. I had him at the age of 16, and he is about to be nine. It's been a hard and rough road, but in my eyes, it's worth every single moment I get to spend with him. I've gotten the experience to grow with him, and I have many more years with him.

Having a child at 16 was scary at first, but I would not change it for the world. I love being a mom; it's the best job I could ever ask for in this world. Thank you so much again. I like this poem a lot. God bless you and your family.

  • Deanna by Deanna
  • 9 years ago

I lost my son at age 20, he was murdered. No one knows nothing and his killer is still out there. The sad part of the whole thing he had a daughter that he never got to meet. She is three years old and we just got to meet her and know her, she asked to talk to her dad every day. My son's birthday just passed August 27 he would of been 21 something he was looking forward to, we had been planning a trip to Vegas. I miss my son every minute of every day. And the hardest part is trying to explain to his daughter why she can't talk to her dad.

  • Yolanda by Yolanda
  • 8 years ago

I lost my son at 37, also murdered. My husband was murdered as well. I miss them everyday I had two sons and they are the light of my life. My only son now has blessed me with twins two little boys and I love them so much. I pray that his uncle and his grandpa can enjoy them from heaven. My prayers reach out to all mothers and father's that have lost their children as it is a pain that never goes away.

  • Diva D by Diva D, Sacramento
  • 8 years ago

My son was murdered 12 yrs ago. He was 24 yrs old. My son's case is still not solved. His only child my grandson was seven months at the time. My grandson would say...I want to see my dad.
I'm not being insensitive & I'm not trying to take away the pain of losing a loved one. People would say I understand because I lost my uncle or mom or sister. The one thing they don't understand is that it does not compare to losing a child. The pain I felt back then I can still feel it as if it was yesterday. Please understand I am not trying to take away the important role that person had in your life. But a mother's love for her child, there is not enough words in the dictionary to try & explain it. When my son was shot I woke up out my sleep & knew something was wrong. Even though I can still feel that pain as if it was yesterday, I have to thank God for His love because He said I will never leave you nor forsake you. Please encourage everyone because He still sits on the throne. I Miss You Son!

  • Amy Rice by Amy Rice
  • 9 years ago

I lost my oldest son, 21. He was jumping off cliffs into a lake, which people do daily. He jumped and never surfaced. He loved the lake, the sun, the fun. This was almost two months ago. I'm not sure how to get on with my life. I have three younger kids. There are no words to express my pain. The bond between us is something I miss. He was my first true love, my best friend, I just seem lost without him.

  • Eve Brown by Eve Brown
  • 7 years ago

My heart aches for you. I can see my son doing the same thing since he has taken lots of risks many times. He's always jumping off cliffs and taking chances. I always pray I will get to see him live a long healthy life. It hurts to hear another mother in pain. God bless you.

  • Brian by Brian, Tx
  • 8 years ago

It sounds like he loved you as well . Do you think he would want you to feel as you do? Do You think if he was here he would want to see you like that ? Focus on the awesome times you had. No one can tell you how long it will take you to move on I know . But it gets better, your other three kids need you . Maybe they are going through some pain . Turn that energy to them. Find someone that's going through the same and help them don't focus on your issue.

  • Rita Luna by Rita Luna Poet
  • 9 years ago

Hi, I wrote this poem and I had never seen your story before. I'm so sorry for your loss. I couldn't even begin to imagine the pain you've been through. I have 4 sons and this poem is dedicated to all of them. I just needed them to know just how much I love them. God bless and wishing you the best.

  • Kimberley by Kimberley
  • 9 years ago

I am the mother of a one son who is still alive thank goodness) We also have 2 grandsons and a grandchild on the way. This being said, I do know the terror of dying as I lost my father, and 3 brothers. I feel your pain and I can only say that prayers and the fact of knowing there is heaven gets me through.

  • Elizabeth NM by Elizabeth NM
  • 9 years ago

I lost my son to his vicious father and the corrupt court system he is an expert witness in.
Across 2 states, 18 judges, 20 hearings, 30 motions and about 25,000
He was 10 and is now 17. Brainwashed by his evil father and his family against me and mine. My son did not even call on Mother's Day. At 17 he is failing school, I have no ability to see him and he has stopped answering my daily texts. He is lost in the evil ways of his evil father.
Please pray for my "angel" Gabriel. His vicious father has taken my motherhood away and our precious Gabe- is lost in time and space. Have no idea when he will be back in my life. I miss him so much I cry myself to sleep. I cannot imagine in the US that the court can take a child away from a good mom- but it does happen- corrupt judges are everywhere- it is the children who suffer the most.
Thank you for your prayers-I am at my wits end- faithfully praying after 7 years of this nightmare.

  • TA Hopefilled by TA Hopefilled
  • 7 years ago

You are NOT alone. Hold onto hope. Find peace in your heart. I lost 15 years and 3 weeks with my son. No contact, minimal updates. I was on a bad path, sent my son to his father (I wanted him to want for nothing in life and to have even the basics, but my selfish head and wounded heart couldn't give him). And one day, 3 years ago, my phone rang. I thought it was a terrible joke. And I heard, "Mom?" I can say with honesty, I never gave up hope. (Someone even told him I was dead). For 15 years and 3 weeks I dreamed of him in my life. And now I simply cannot imagine him NOT in my life. Is it perfect? Of course not. I have time to make up for and damage to undo, but trust takes time, faith takes nothing more than belief. I send this with hope, warmth, and compassion. Find a way to let go of the anger and empty your heart of hate and pain. Then I promise you, your heart with be filled with hope and courage.

  • Millie by Millie
  • 10 years ago

My husband and I lost our son 10 year ago, he was out with a girl who he was dating and I wish I could of put a stop to him going out with her, because that's the last time I saw him. He died going over a cliff 101 feet to his death. I will miss him always. He will always be in our hearts for every. He was our only son.

  • Sam Patel by Sam Patel, Birmingham Uk
  • 10 years ago

We lost our son Jake at the age of 20 with a rare form of aggressive Kidney cancer, from the time he was admitted into the hospital and diagnosed he had about 8 weeks. He was a wonderful son, who played the drums, loved reggae music, Bob Marley. He also has a son who turned 1 on April 1st and Jake passed away on 2nd of April as if he waited just for his Birthday. I was ill the year before and it was touch and go and I wish it was me and not my wonderful Jake.

  • Teresa by Teresa, East Hampton Ct
  • 10 years ago

I have a 26 year old son who I love dearly. He is my best friend. He has been into drugs for 4 years. It breaks my heart because he is a very smart intelligent man. Mental health matters to me I am here for him every step of the way. I love him no matter what. He is my life I live for him. I just want to see him get better. And I know he will. I put my faith into one pair of hands. That's all I can do. Forever mom

  • Cheryl Carney by Cheryl Carney
  • 6 years ago

Your words touch my heart. I lost my son, Dan, on February 24, 2016. He was 35 years old. Like your son, he was wonderful. Loving and kind. As a young teenager he began using drugs. Trying to escape the memories of abuse he suffered at the hands of my ex-husband. I won't call that man his father. Ever. He doesn't deserve the privilege.

We tried so hard. He wanted to quit. It was just too strong. He died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. I found him when I woke up in my bathroom. I'll never, ever be the same. I can tell you this my friend, what gets me through every day is the knowledge that I never gave up or turned my back on him. He left knowing he was very, very much loved. Love and peace to you and your son. Xo

  • Karina by Karina, Chicago Illinois
  • 10 years ago

I see and know that I am not alone in the immense pain of losing children. Even so it doesn't make the pain any easier. I know that my life will be short. For I am dying a slow death everyday I am a part from my 2 sons. I love you Ethan and Xavier. Always in my thoughts and my heart. Loving you both forever, Mom

  • Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania
  • 10 years ago

Thank you all for sharing your stories as somehow I do not feel so alone. I am a single mom and lost my 23 year old son 7/27/11. He was on a motorcycle and got hit by an SUV and then a van going 65-70 mph. They found his helmet 300 feet away. All they gave me was his wallet and would not let me see him. He was identified by the cross tattoo on his back and the hand of God with a rosary. I yearn to say goodbye everyday. He gives us lots of signs but I miss him terribly just always sick and weak even if I appear fine. You pretend to make others more comfortable. I pray for all the parents who have lost children as I now know the constant suffering of losing your child. I was immediately blessed and carried through this journey we never expect to take.

  • Lynette Wright by Lynette Wright
  • 7 years ago

My heart goes out to all you mothers who have lost your sons. I know your pain. I lost my son due to a motorcycle accident in July of 2014. He did a wheelie and lost control, flew off the motorcycle and hit his head on a cement poll. Though he was wearing a helmet, the impact broke his neck and severed his spine, which paralyzed him. He was only 35 years old. He was very outgoing, the rock of family and friends. He was very loving and gave his love unconditionally. He was always there to help anyone in need. He was in so much pain physically and mentally and just couldn't live like that, so exactly one week after his accident, I watched my son pass. I will never get over this. My heart is so broken and I miss him so much.

  • Tiffany Buford by Tiffany Buford, Ga
  • 10 years ago

I have been sitting here reading all of these beautiful messages that you ladies have put on this page. I have not lost my son to death but I have lost my son to the prison for 7 years and there has been a deep black hole in my heart, mind and soul. I love my son so much it hurts so bad that I have missed out on seven years of his life. My son is in New York and 9 years ago I moved to Georgia. I travel at least 3 to 4 times a year to see my son 18 hours it takes me to get there but I make sure I see him on Thanksgiving or Christmas and definitely for his birthday. He has a good heart and I love him so much and miss him. I don't normally do stuff like this but I felt the need to share. Prayers go out to all my mom.

  • Tina Hendrix by Tina Hendrix, S.C. USA
  • 8 years ago

I too have lost my oldest son to,prison for 10 years, and believe me I know exactly what you're saying. My son is the oldest of 5 and I was a single mom for years and he was my back bone. My heart hurts for my son so bad I want him home so badly. There's not a violent thing about him. His heart is so big I watched him help so many people before himself. He has 4 beautiful kids and it breaks my heart that he's gonna miss out on so much and his kids miss him dearly. Drugs is what put him there but I have an ex brother in law in prison doing 6 years for attempted murder and more bad charges and they give my son ten years for drugs. It's all messed up if you ask me, but just to let you know I truly feel your pain. Here os my email address if you ever need to just talk to someone:

  • Caraway AR by Caraway AR
  • 10 years ago

My son is 28 years old and he has a lot of. hatred anger and I think it's at me. His father died when he was 11 years old. He was there spending time with him at the time after he past my son's live started to go bad the fear came then, drinking, real heavy. The hate, the don't care about his live now. I love him so much I cry all the time I'm scared I'm going to loose him. God please help him find the right path amen.

  • Tammy Mattox by Tammy Mattox, Paris
  • 10 years ago

My only son, Aaron was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease Nov. 2, 2011 at the age of only 20. He will be 23 January 30, 2013. We were told it was a one-in-a-million chance someone his age would have this repulsive, terminal disease. I am a single mother and lost my job of 21 years during this nightmare. I take care of my son all on my own; his father is not here for Aaron, mentally, emotionally or financially. Aaron is precious gift from God, has never been any trouble at all to me, and has never wanted anything but to love and be loved. Please pray for a miracle quickly for beautiful son as he is now not able to use his arms or legs, wears a pacer for his lungs, must be fed and dressed, etc., and is losing ability to speak...we are so scared and heartbroken.

  • Adela by Adela
  • 10 years ago

Lost my son in auto accident hard to say those words don't want to think it has happened. There are no more holidays at all.

  • Dianne Trinidad by Dianne Trinidad, West Indies
  • 10 years ago

I lost my only son Russel on the 12th April 2013. It is the most painful thing for any mother to experience, we have to put that trust and faith in the lord for he knows things we don't and see things we cannot see. Russel would always be remembered and loved by Dianne and Rachael. To all the parents who have lost a child you are not alone my prayers are with you be strong and always hope for a brighter tomorrow.

  • Dianne Trinidad by Dianne Trinidad
  • 10 years ago

I lost my sweet loving son Russel on April 12th 2013 to an unknown virus he was the perfect son any mother could be blessed with. May you rest in peace my son missed and will always be loved by your mom and sister Rachael. To all the grieving mothers and fathers who have lost a child put that trust and faith in god he knows things that we don't know and see things that we cannot see. Be strong.............

  • Brenda by Brenda
  • 10 years ago

I lost my incredibly wonderful son nearly six years ago, when an irresponsible pilot (whose driver's license had been revoked) decided it was a good idea to fly an airplane while impaired. He snuffed out the life of 5 people, including my beautiful young man, so full of promise. My amazing son overcame severe ADHD, and graduated from college (with honors) at age 21. He then completed a 24-month graduate program, earning an MBA in 12 months, with a near-perfect GPA, at age 22. He became a licensed pilot at age 23, and a commercial pilot at age 24. There exists no prouder mom in the entire universe than I. Not a day goes by that my heart doesn't ache and tears don't flow freely, because a huge piece of my very soul is missing. He was my reason for being, my purpose in life, which has little meaning now that he's gone. I still get by just one day at a time, wondering why I'm left here to suffer through a life that feels so terribly empty without him in it.

  • Marie by Marie, Lansing
  • 10 years ago

I too lost my son when he was 13 years of age. He had Cystic Fibrosis and I told him since he could understand my words that he had a terminal illness but that he should live life to the fullest. He turned out he was brilliant in that he played the piano by ear with such compassion and tenderness. He had an outstanding sense of humor of which all the nurses in the pediatric ward could attest. He captured my heart and I loved him. He knew the day he was going to die and called me at work and asked me to come to the hospital. He had played the Edmund Fitzgerald every day on a guitar for the last 6 weeks of his life even though he had never played it on the piano. He died that day in my arms. One year after he died, I heard the radio DJ announce that it was the 6th anniversary of the downing of the Edmund Fitzgerald. It was as if he was telling us the day he would die. 33 years later, I love him still.

  • Clovis by Clovis
  • 10 years ago

My son is 22 and he is in lock up. He is a good yound man who got caught up with the wrong people. He has a son and needs prayers and blessings from god.

  • Susan by Susan, Davao City Philippines
  • 10 years ago

I also ask myself when the pain will end. When I lost my son to a motorcycle accident last April 1, 2012, I thought how cruel the truth of death is. The grief is so overwhelming I feel I have to die also.. the future looked bleak. I almost forgot I still have another son the elder one. Both of them are loving, thoughtful and caring sons. Now still in pain, still crying each day facing a future without my younger son is so heavy. despite my age, I sought for a new direction for myself. So with our elder son, we agreed to each take a new direction together for ourselves, to hopefully somehow accept there is life without our youngest member of the family. Praying for you all who are grieving..

  • Belinda by Belinda, Florida
  • 10 years ago

My heart goes out to all have lost there sons, My son is still here, but with his father, after living with me for the last 10 years, I know its my fault I don't have him, I took him out of state without telling his father, to start a new life. The courts made my son go back and live with his father who only saw him every other weekend. I have not seen my son for 4 months, (in my heart it feels like years with a mother's love) but I still cry every night before bed. He misses me and cries also, but his dad wont take my calls. I have court in a couple weeks, But my gut tells me I'm going to lose him. Please, I can't lose my son, I love him so much. Even if he is 10 years old, he is still my lil boy. Missing my son Terribly.

  • Darla by Darla
  • 7 years ago

I just read your entry and am wondering how court turned out for you. My heart just broke, for sometimes we mothers don’t think clearly when it comes to trying to protect our children from the mental or physical abuse of another parent. And having the legal system that we have is not always the best outcome. Hope it went well. Thoughts with you.

  • Debbie by Debbie, Texas
  • 10 years ago

I lost my son on April 2, 2011, He was 21 years old. The driver lost control of the vehicle and my son was the only one that died that night. I miss my baby more that life itself. He was such a good boy and never ever gave me any trouble. I have two daughters that miss him with all of their hearts. He had a seven month son that will be three in August. He is so much like his dad and keeps me from shutting down and staying in a dark place. I have read all these messages through my tears and for the first time I feel that I am not alone with this horrible loss that I have to live with each day. They say it is the "new normal" that our lives will never be the same. My faith has carried me through so much, and I know he is in a wonderful place. I feel so blessed that God let me be his mom. May God comfort you all and give you the peace in your hearts to carry on. R.I.P. Hunter!

  • Melinda Holmes by Melinda Holmes
  • 7 years ago

Hi, I just lost my son a month ago. Does it get easier with time? I feel so sad and empty and numb.

  • Rosanne by Rosanne, Michigan
  • 11 years ago

I lost my son Oct. 18 2012 to cancer I have 4 sons he was the oldest, was told he had 12 to 18 months but was taken away in 5 months. It is so hard to understand why, grieving is so hard, I will see him soon at the gate, bless all the Mothers whom have lost their sons to death. When I told him he only had weeks not months he said Mom I am going to fight this, but he was gone the next day.

  • Sherri by Sherri, Texas
  • 11 years ago

I just want to say my heart goes out to all who have lost children, no matter what age. I lost my 24 year old son to cancer over a year ago. He was a fighter and made an impact so many lives. I pray for each person on here suffering with grief. I pray for you to receive comfort if for just one day. Just know that I feel for you all as I grieve for him everyday! Blessings and hugs to all....

  • Wanda by Wanda, Ontario
  • 11 years ago

Cried throughout all the stories. Still have my two sons with me and I love them more than words can say and pray everyday for their safety and protection. Cannot imagine what will happen to me if I ever lose anyone of them. My heart go out to all that has lost loved ones. I've lost my parents but time healed the pain and even though I do miss them dearly I do not think the broken heart suffered then could be compared to the loss of a child, no matter age. Thinking of you all and praying that your days would be easier. Hugs to all!!

  • Donna by Donna, Ontario
  • 11 years ago

I first want to say that my heart goes out to all of you parents who have lost your sons. I am lucky to still have my son with me today. He is here physically, but has been suffering with a mental disorder for the last 9 years and he wishes not to be here every day of his life. I want him to know how much his father and I love him and how much we need him. Your happiness is our goal and we are with you every step of the way. We beg you to not give up and we together will find how to channel your anger into something positive. Remember you are so special to us all.

  • Susie Tristan by Susie Tristan
  • 11 years ago

I lost my only son to Brain Cancer he was diagnosed at 26 yrs old in 2010 . My son was very determined to beat this. He was such a positive person thru his journey but he didn't want to know what kind of Cancer it was that he had or if there was a time limit to his life. He only knew that he was going to fight as hard as he could no matter what treatment he needed. It was a massive GlioBlastoma Tumor with 3 awake cranial surgeries and 1 shunt implant all in the last 15 months of his life.
I was so proud of my son for fighting as hard as he did, but what I can't forget is the day he told me he didn't want to die. That broke my heart to pieces but I had to be strong and not break down but to tell him that only god knows the outcome and we should always be prepared because we just don't know, he was ok with that answer. But it kills me to know that I lied to him. But will he ever forgive me? Now that's what I live with everyday. It will be a year tonight 10/29/2012 at 4:39am

  • Suzy Brooks by Suzy Brooks
  • 11 years ago

My 24 year old son, Jadrian was riding his bicycle into town and a driver crossed the road and hit him head on on the wrong side of the road on Sept. 3, 2010. The coroner said he was killed instantly. He had had a troubled past... drugs, jail, prison, but had turned his life around. He had signed up for college and I fell God called him home while he was clean and sober and when God took his hand at that moment of impact, he went willingly as we all will some day.
To all mothers who have lost children, may God bless you and help you find peace with it.

  • Re.. by Re..
  • 11 years ago

To everyone out there who has lost their child, God bless you. I can't even begin to imagine what your hearts going through. But to the lady who asked how long it takes to grieve.. I don't think there is and expiration date, but I do hope and believe in time you will learn to deal with it. Losing your child or anyone in that matter is never easy.. but with God's will one day you will meet again. He'll be waiting for all you mothers and fathers at the gates of heaven ready to show you around. As I write this I'm laying next to my only child who is asleep. I'm a single mother escaping domestic violence and there is no limit to the safety and protection I have for my son. I love him oh so much. God bless you all.

  • Guyana by Guyana
  • 11 years ago

I am a single parent and my son and I were living together for the past 13 years and now due to circumstances we had to separate. Now he thinks I don't love him but I really love him. He is so angry and bitter. It hurts me to see him like this. He was such a loving and caring child before. I pray to God every day and night to bring us back together. Oh HOW I LOVE MY SON!

  • Washington by Washington
  • 11 years ago

My heart and prayers go out to all of you who have experienced loosing your sons....May god bless you each and every day with Love and happy memories that will be with you forever...Hugs to you...

  • Jackie by Jackie, Manchester
  • 11 years ago

My son Dean would of been 26 this year but his life was taken away by his short term girlfriend who decided to stick a knife in him and kill him, he was 23 years old and it's been 30 months since it happened. I can't get over it and I never will. He was my only son I have two daughters. Dean was my eldest my heart aches every day for him but one day I will be united with him.

  • Darlene by Darlene, Temecula
  • 11 years ago

I recently lost my precious son Brandon, he was only 4. I thanked God for him every day he was my sunshine. When I would come home from work he was the first to run and greet me with hugs and kisses. when I would get hurt he was the first to run and ask me if I was okay. On February 9 he came down with severe stomach pains I rushed him to the E.R. after 8 hours of tests and observation he passed away. The medical examiner said he had a mass that was growing that had caused the obstruction to his bowel causing an ectopic pancreas resulting in the lack of oxygen to his organs. She said it is very rare and there was maybe a 1% chance he would have lived if they found it in time. There were no warning signs he was a healthy little boy he was fine all day! I cry every day and I think of him every minute of every day. I feel so helpless that I wasn't able to save him. I no longer have any faith in God I miss my baby terribly and there is no way I can go on living life without him.

  • Chris Friesen by Chris Friesen, Boise
  • 11 years ago

One year ago this past June 5, my only son shot himself in the head. He was a veteran of Iraq. My heart still hurts on a daily basis. I wish some one would tell me how long this pain will last. I feel that my own life has ended. He leaves behind a 11 year old little girl. Can some one tell me when this ache will fade.

  • Dawn by Dawn, El Mirage Az
  • 11 years ago

I have read all the stories of how people have lost loved ones (sons) my story is a little different my son is 25 and I still have him, well in body I have him. His little boy Brayden Lee was 3 yrs old and full of life a beautiful boy. On December 31, 2011 my son put my grandson to bed like he did every night. But this night turns into the worst night any parent grandparent could realize my adventurous grandson tried to climb on his dresser to restart his favorite movie Cars 2 and the dresser and 32 inch TV came crashing down on top of him crushing his skull and killing him instantly. My 25 yr old son found his beautiful little boy under this dresser and TV unresponsive and cold. He did everything he could to bring Brayden back. please go to my grandsons Facebook page braceitforbrayden and like and share the page so no other family ever has to fee pain

  • Faith by Faith, Missouri
  • 12 years ago

I just read your poem and it helps me to hear how people handle their grief . My son Glen has Huntington's disease, my first husband Glens father died from the same disease. It's a terrible disease there isn't a cure only my faith in my Lord and savior he is getting worse each day and I'm in another state trying everything I know to find a way to be with him. Time flies so fast it hurts so bad but I know when it is all over he will be in heaven with his father and also with the Lord. And everything will be bright and sunny and I will be with him to.

  • Jackie Bedfordshire by Jackie Bedfordshire
  • 12 years ago

My beautiful son Sean died on 24th Feb.. 2012 doing what he loved riding his motorbike. He should have graduated in July at Manchester Uni, we now have the painful task of accepting that on his behalf. I've shed many tears over the years my mum dying when I was 15, countless pets but it doesn't get worse than this. I go to work, I walk the dog, I put a meal together just! but I don't live I exist. I know its happened but sometimes have to take a sharp intake of breath as the enormity of it hits me, it can't have happend, it can't. Miss you with every breath I take Sean x x

  • Lois by Lois, South Africa
  • 12 years ago

I lost my only child on the 3rd December 2010, 11 days before his 19th birthday and 6 days before he was coming to me for the holidays. It is now 16 months since he was killed by a drunk driver doing 180km in a 60 km zone. I can't tell you how I have got through the 16 months, and I don't know how I am going to do the rest of my life without him. He was my everything in life, and I do believe it has only been through the grace of God that I have got to this point and I look so forward to the day I meet with him again. Unfortunately I don't have family left in the world, they too have gone. Peace and love to all of you that have love and lost.

  • Margaret by Margaret
  • 12 years ago

I lost my wonderful husband last November I will not give you his age because as we get older you might not think it does not hurt so much but it does, I am so sorry for all your losses I too lost family and baby so very young but I think God has a reason for the order of the world just believe in Him and one day it will al make sense. xxxx

  • Theresa by Theresa, Ny
  • 12 years ago

It took me 12 years to have my son and he is the light of my life...he is 12 now and he is growing up so fast...I am so grateful to God for him and I pray that God always keeps him safe, and healthy and shields him with angels to watch over him all the time...wherever his footsteps take him...I cant imagine what you all feel who lost your child...but I had 6 miscarriages and nothing maybe compared to what you all experienced...But I will pray for you all I feel your pain and so sorry for your losses...Praying God gives you strength...please pray for my Tommy that God watches over him always...I love him so so much...

  • Rita Cohen by Rita Cohen, Waco
  • 12 years ago

I lost my 23 year old son, November 15th, 2011. He was so beautiful, inside and out, my heart aches for him. it's still hard to believe I will never see him again, in this lifetime. He was my comfort, my life, my future, I will miss hearing his sweet voice and calling me MOM.

  • Grace by Grace
  • 12 years ago

To all those who lost their loving son. I too lost my beautiful son a year ago to a very aggressive cancer. He was only in hospital for 2 weeks. He was a very healthy, vibrant boy, living a very full life. He was my Shining star. I miss him so much and I feel your pain. Peace...

  • Aggie Belcher by Aggie Belcher, Kentucky
  • 12 years ago

Oh I don't know were to start, but here it goes
I lost my precious son Joe Jr to cancer
March 6th, 2011 . I miss Him so much
Joe was a very good son and a wonderful Dad to His four children and a very good Brother to his Sisters and Brother.
I wish I could traded places with my son , But God would not let me .
God will take good care of Him till we all meet again Love you Joe Jr

  • Julia by Julia, Sonoma California
  • 13 years ago

3 days ago a friend lost her first born son, he was 18 years old!!! It has brought back memories of the death of my two boys!!!! All I can think about is how I felt, how I wanted to scream to the world stop my child has died!!! But everyone elses life kept going and mine had stopped and now all I can think about is what she is now going through!!! A parent show never out live there child.
Heavy heavy tears

  • Donna by Donna
  • 13 years ago

How touching to read, how it makes me aware of the way our life can change and not to take anything for granted, my eldest son is 23 years old and always been a pleasure, right now I will send him a message to say just how lucky I am to have him and then pray for those that can no longer do this, god bless you.

  • Debbie by Debbie
  • 13 years ago

I lost my beautiful son last fall. Nothing is the same without him. Although the pain is great, he lives on through his 3 beautiful children. God is good and he has blessed us in so many ways. It also helps to read all of these heartfelt poems. Thank you all for sharing them. "God Bless"

  • Cindy by Cindy
  • 13 years ago

I have a 23 year old son that I love so very very much. I don't see him at all because he does not come around any more. He has gotten into drugs and stealing and breaking the law, etc. All I can do is pray and ask others to pray for my son who I refuse to give up on.
I will always love that boy no matter what. I just pray that he comes to his senses before it is to late.

  • Barbara by Barbara, Oklahoma
  • 14 years ago

I also lost a son to cancer he was 32 and had two small children. so I feel your pain. God bless you.

  • Linda by Linda
  • 15 years ago

I lost my 23 year old son to cancer April 26, 2003, and it truly was the very worst darkest day of my life. I miss my son so very much a day never goes by that I do not cry. He was such a good boy never gave me a minute of trouble. He had a 18 month old daughter who is a shining light in my life that lightens that big black hole that was left in my heart when I had to stand by my sons hospital bed and give him back to God.

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