Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Forever Seventeen - Afterglow

AFTERGLOW I'd like the memory of me To be a happy one. I'd like To leave an Afterglow of Smiles when day is done. I'd like to leave an echo... Wispering softly down the Ways of happy times and bright Laughing times and bright And sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who Grieve to dry before the Sun of happy memories That I leave behind when Day is done. I can not & will not say goodbye to you my precious son So as you always say I shall say "Peace Out Man" Forever My Love Is With You 1994 - 2012


  1. There's nothing to say that will help, I know,...except that people all over the world are praying for you and holding you up. Joan

  2. As Pembrokeshire just mentioned, I have nothing that can help.
    I'm so very sorry.
    Take care of you and your Family.

  3. My sweet friend, my family are keeping you in our prayers.
    He is with you forever. Stay strong in your faith and in the Lord for comfort.
    He is in Heaven and he is watching over you and your whole family, he is the Lord's child and he is in great hands until you go home to be with him.
    I can't put in words that my HEART aches being a Mother myself of a 21 year old and a 17 year old both sons. I told my husband and his heart broke for you and your family.
    Remember this saying
    Keep me safe, O LORD
    You are my HOPE.

    God Bless your family
    If you need to talk please email and I will email you my phone#, we all need our family and friends to hold us up.

    Big Hugs,

  4. Lifting you in prayer Friend.
    May you find some comfort in the arms of our Heavenly Father!
    Sending you a giant hug.
    Love in Him


  5. Dear Lara~
    I am saddened of the news of your loss. I pray for you and the family. May you all rejoice in the wonderful time you all shared in this life and to find comfort that your Son will be with you forever in spirit looking down from Heaven above.
    My deepest sympathy to you my friend, reaching my arms out to you giving you a warm hug filled with comfort & peace.

  6. Dearest Lara,
    My heart is so sad for you. There is nothing I can do but pray for you to be able to hang on somehow. I am so sorry. -Steph-

  7. I'm crying with you. My heart is broken. I don't know what happened but my heart is aching.

  8. I, like Bernadine, am crying with a broken heart for you..... I am shocked and saddened by your loss. I have never met you or your family, only through this blog.... You have poured your heart and soul out to your blogging friends, and I feel as though I do know you on some level. My sincerest sympathy, Lara. Your sweet son will look down upon you... and I pray that your memories of him will comfort you. I am so sorry... God Bless You and Your Family. Penny

  9. Oh Lara, my heart aches for you in this terrible time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs to you sweetie!

  10. So very sorry for your loss~you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Oh my dear, dear, Lara....I don't have a clue what to say. I read this a while ago, and had to leave my computer for a good long while. I walked...thinking perhaps I misread your words. Then I wept. For you...for the wretched fact that it could be any of us...for all mothers who have lost their children too, too, soon. And then I prayed....And I will continue to pray fervently as it all I can do or offer....for your healing, eventual peace, and comfort in Lucas's memories. Most of all I pray for strength in your faith. Robin

  12. Dear Lara.. I, like the others can only offer my prayers for healing and peace. So sorry for your loss ... Hugs, Traci

  13. Oh Lara ~ I'm so sad sitting here and reading this ~ I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find some peace in all of this.
    Prayers ~ Thoughts ~ Hugs
    Stay strong

  14. Lara, I am so sorry. No one knows the pain of losing a child unless they have. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
    Be blessed,

  15. ((((Lara)))) I am so very sorry for your loss. My the Lord lift you up in his arms and relieve your pain. I'm so sorry.


  16. Lara~

    I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.


  17. The thing a Mother always dreads has happened. I have a broken heart for you my friend. I am praying the Lord gives you a peace that passes all understanding. I am thanking God that you have a faith that will carry you through. I don't know your pain, I can only imagine. I am so very sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you all.

  18. Lara, I am new to your post. And how sadden I was to read this post. The lost of a child is so hard, no matter what age. When they pass on before us, it is something too hard to comprehend, We too had loss our son at the age of 6 weeks old 39 years ago. And my heart aches for you that you lost your son at an early age. May God be with you and your family now and the days to come. Eileen

  19. Oh my dear Lara..as a mother I know your heart has been torn into a million pieces and I wish that I could take away the pain you must feel. I have little to offer that might comfort you other then my friendship and prayers. May God hold you in his arms during your struggle to understand the loss of your son. May he show you the promise that you will someday join him in heaven to once again hold your son in your arms and share ever lasting life! Amen. I know our prayers will do little to comfort you and take away the grief but know you are not alone. You have many friends here who will continue to pray for you & your family. Stay strong for yourself and especially for your children..You all need each other more then ever right now..


  20. Oh my Lara, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.....{{{{{Lara}}}} May god keep you in his arms and carry you through your pain.
    Big Big Hugs Mary

  21. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son! I will keep your family in my prayers - I can't even imagine the loss you feel. My heart hurts for you... :(

  22. You had mentioned on my blog about searching for songs/lyrics... Sleeping at Last has had a lot of impact on me... the music and lyrics. I would love to send you some links, if you are interested. <3


  23. Lara - Oh my. How you must be completely torn. I cannot even imagine the pain. Please know that you will be in my prayers.

  24. Lara,
    I am shocked by this news! What happened? My heart goes out to you and your family. I am keeping you all in my prayes and sending you a big hug! I cannot even imagine all you are going through and my heart aches for you. The loss of a child is something we never expect as parents to see. I'm so very sorry for your loss...

    With deepest sympathy,

  25. Dear Lara,
    I'm so very sorry and saddened to read about your loss of Lucas. I can't imagine what you are feeling right now but I pray you will find comfort in your memories of him. I will continue to hold you and your family up in my prayers. May God bless and comfort your family and give you peace in your hearts. With deepest sympathy, Lori

  26. Lara, I am so sorry for your loss of Lucas. May God be with you and your children. Stand strong, Dear Lady.

  27. We lost Danny at 18. Time helps, but he remains with us. Jesus walks beside you. Fall into His embrace.


  28. My deepest and sincerest condolences my friend. Lifting you and yours up in prayer.

  29. Lara. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Thinking of you.

  30. Lara, I am so sorry to hear about Lucas. May I ask what has happened? Your last post was so sweet with the new puppy and Lucas in a snuggle. I wish you strength my friend. Please feel free to contact me via email should you wish to talk. I have followed your blog with interest and have been one of your 'silent cheerleaders.'
    Thinking of you and your family,

  31. No words, Lara. Just praying for you.

  32. Lara, Your words for your son are beautiful! He will forever remain with you in your heart. A physical body cannot contain all that we are in this world...love lives on and on and on.

    I am praying for you. So saddened for a loss that is never supposed to happen to a mother. But, you are here to honor your son's life and your words ring with sweetness for us all to absorb. May God's angels swirl around you and remind you that you're not alone.


  33. Oh, Lara, there are so many prayers coming, including mine. Know that God holds your dear, precious Lucas in His right hand, and will heal your hurt. There is another star in the sky to help brighten your world.
    Hugs, tight hugs,

  34. My heart is crying for you. Please know that you are loved and the memory of your lovely son will live in many hearts. I hope that you can find some comfort soon.

  35. Lara, we are still offering up prayers for you and your children. Know that others are thinking of you and keeping your Lucas in our hearts. Hedy King

  36. I am so sorry Lara, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  37. Dear Lara, my heart is so heavy feeling your pain, no words can find comfort. You are in my prayers, God Bless,Francine.

  38. Dear Lara, just read your blog and I am so sad
    and so sorry for your loss. My God bless you and your family,
    Marlene Robertson

  39. Dear Lara,
    How ironic. Your son has passed to God at 17, and my son, who passed now four years ago, suddenly and almost inexplicably at 12 1/2, would be 17 in May had he remained on Earth.
    For you my friend, it is still very early, and this is a wonderful venue for letting out the tears and the feelings when they are constructive, and even when they are not so constructive. There are so many feelings ! The days will get better. One day, you will truly feel beyond the sorrow and completely accept the gift your son IS, and that he does exist elsewhere, but that his face and his smile is not quite as available as it once was. He still will never leave you, and will always be a part of your life until you see him again.
    I am right there with you tonight. Some days, I am just back at those moments of simple disbelief, repeating the thoughts of those first few months. I send hugs and prayers.