Where's everyone from?

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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by bevcolbert » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:02 pm

Hi, I'm Beverly and I live in Lubbock, Texas. I lost my 23 year old son, Matthew, on June 16, 2010. He suffered from bipolar depression. I am 57 and I live with my husband, Charles. We also have a 27 year old daughter, Stephanie, who came back to live with us last May. We also have her child, Scarlet, living with us. Scarlet was born August 25, 2010, so she is now 5 months old. Our first grandchild!
Beverly, mother of Matt (7/3/1986-6/16/2010)

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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by blume07 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:00 am

Hi..I am from sunny (some days not so) So. California, am 56 yrs old. I lost my oldest son in Oct 2007, he was 32 years old. My younger son (not married, working college student) now age 31, moved back with us after his brother died (he knew mom needed taking care of). He has since moved out when he bought his 1st home last year, so my husband and I are "empty nesters". I also lost a niece to suicide in Sept 2003. I have 4 grandchildren from my deceased son, my DIL will not allow us to see them, but I am working on that! When I joined this forum I swore I'd never post because I tend to be a bit private...well...there are so many welcoming threads that I have not been able to stop myself! I still tend to hold back, not giving out names and dates, but maybe one day I'll surprise you all.
Peace to all the wonderful people here.
Blume (for now).
"The time came when the pain it took to stay, was greater than the pain it took to go."

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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by hopeandpray » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:01 pm

I'm 19 and from Ireland. I have a 17 year old brother and 17 year old sister and my mum who all seem a thousand times stronger than I am. Today has been my worst so far (it's been about 6 weeks). But I know it will get better. I believe it even if I don't feel that way

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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by Samcom » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:37 pm

I'm Sammi, I'm 27 and from CA. I lost my husband, the love of my life on Dec. 29, 2010. Together we have two beautiful daughters, 5 years and 3 years. It's been a rough 6 weeks, and I don't see it getting any easier.

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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by hopeandpray » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:08 pm

That is the date my dad died Sammi. I'm sorry to be sharing this sad journey with you

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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by Matnet4 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:19 pm

I'm Nancy.....I recently turned 47...(I feel about 147 though- ;) ) I live in central New Jersey
On Feb. 1, 2009 (Super Bowl Sunday that year) my 21 yr. old son Mark took his life.....we found him in our home office as we were getting
ready to leave for church.
Almost one year later, our 22 yr. old niece (she was a twin) also took her life.
Before my son left us, I felt life here was hard....I'd lost two siblings, had parents who had many issues and didn't parent us well,
etc. etc. I had absolutely no clue about how hard life could be until I saw my precious son lying on the floor that day.
I have one child still here--well, she's almost 25 now.....she lives w/ us along w/ her 2 yr. old son whom I care for much of the time.
It's hard raising another child at my age and in my grief; yet I can't imagine where I'd be if it weren't for my grandson.
While I want to stay here for those I love, a big part of me wants to join my son in Heaven.....I know it will always be that way until I
actually do.
Nancy, mother of Mark, 21 Left us on 2/1/09
aunt of Elysia, 22 Left us on 1/16/10

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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by Bereaved1 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:58 pm

I'm originally from Toronto, Canada and the 7th Canadian out of 18 people on this blog.
"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin

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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by cali » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:35 am

I am 54, from US. I was a single mom and I lost my only child in August 2010. He would have been 25 in November. I miss him so much. I have no other children and practically no support from my family. This forum has been such a gift.
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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by medebs » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:27 pm

I am Deborah and will turn 58 in March. I lost my only and younger brother on January 1, 2011 at 12:15 am. He hung himself in his bedroom closet. I live i Houston, Texas but originally Canadian-Lived in the states all but my first five years. Christopher suffered from untreated depression, and had made a decision that he couldn't live with. He is out of pain now. I have a younger sister and two grown boys-33 and 31-and a wonderful three year old grandson Hunter. I have two dogs that I love too!

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Re: Where's everyone from?

Post by momtossm » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:11 pm

I am 36, from Canada, and I have three children ages 6, 3 and one month. My older and only brother took his life days after my youngest was born. :(

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