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Memories of Dustin

On December 9th, 2002 I lost my only child. Dustin will always be 16 in my mind. Sure I have all of the what if’s and who would you be today. I have to try and stop my mind from going there. It is a roller coaster that will never stop. I have times when I can only remember the good times, then the difficult times take over. You never get over losing a child. You can only find ways to get through. I hope nobody ever has to lose a child. So, learn from me, always savor each and every moment you have. Tell your loved ones how much you love them. We never know what tomorrow holds for any of us.

I will be on the road to my Dad’s for this year’s “anniversary” date of losing my brother on December 8th, 2015 and my son in 2002. Lost my sister on Christmas day in 2012. My Mother died when I was 14. I will visit all of them in the cemetery. Lots and lots of emotional roller coasters headed my way this weekend.

Trying not to create such a depressing post. But I also want my son to be remembered. He loved fishing and playing football. He taught me how to play football actually. And was a pro at video games and computers. So many good things to remember. He was like a big brother to his friends in the neighborhood. That says a lot about his personality. He always put others first.

A favorite quote ~Those we love and lose are not where they used to be. They are now wherever we are.


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Written by Carol DM

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