Griffinsmom Posted May 25, 2005 Report Share Posted May 25, 2005 My son, who I raised as a single mom for 17 1/2 years was killed in a totally avoidable car accident on January 1, 2005. Griffin was the reason for my life- my rock- I had to get it together for him- and keep it going for all the years of his life. Although I have a 6 month old daughter- Griffin was killed when she was 2 months old- I am having an adjustment problem- as life without my son, my best friend, my heart- is hard to buy into. I am striving to accept the afterlife ideas, and "know" he is with me always, and our relationship has simply changed- from the physical to the spiritual- and that he will be waiting for me with open arms when my day comes. It has been a long almost 5 months- 18th birthday, grad night, graduation, prom...all that payoff stuff parents of 17 yr olds have been waiting for. Type in Griffin Schwartz to see his site. I have done this website, purchased memorial bricks and plaques at the local park, had an 18th "birthday / graduation" gathering of friends- his friends planted an oak tree in front of our house decorated with bricks painted at the gathering, we have a butterfly garden......and I still am lacking in will to live. I know Griffin wants me to do a good job raising his sister, and as I go through the motions, I can feel no passion- the passion I had when raising Griffin. Does anyone get it? Visit Griffins site- I will be adding photos of the 18 doves we released, the tree at the house- and other miscellaneous photos. Any suggestions for our lives now without the physical presence of the children we love so very much? How do we live with this- and have some quality of life? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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