Friday, January 16, 2009

From a father who knows....

I had the honor of receiving these words from a father who was speaking about losing his son. They are so sweet and ring so true that I wanted to share them with you.....

"Nothing that anyone says or does will remind us of our pain. We live it every day. If we cry when our child's name or death is brought up, you don't create those tears. They're always only a heartbeat away. And, in most cases, those are tears from a grateful heart for remembering us. We appreciate so much that our children are not forgotten because once they die they create no more memories."

Rob Anderson, in loving memory of his son Brendon

1 Comments:

Blogger Diana Mercer said...

I never thought that I would need a bereavement gift...and I certainly didn't think it would be for my husband's brother's widow. My husband's brother, Gary, was only 53 when he died suddenly on January 5, 2009. http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2009_01_05.html#016475.

What do you get for someone who has been with her husband for 35 years? and who is suddenly widowed so young?

The whole concept of losing my husband is so outside of my experience, I don't even know what to think, say, or do for Connie.

When I saw the sterling teardrop I knew it was the right gift. I loved the sentiment and it seemed like Connie's style, too.

Connie loved it--she put it on a chain along with Gary's wedding ring and now she wears it all the time.

It's hard to know what to do when someone is grieving, so thanks for making it just a little easier.

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