Alexander/ A. Friend On October 23, 1980 I stood above my beautiful son, my firstborn child, all of 3 months and 20 days old, and told the doctors to stop their futile efforts at CPR. They said it was SIDS. All that mattered to me was, he was dead. An ocean of tears would not bring him back. As the days passed into weeks and months, I searched for his smile in every baby's face. I listened for his excited gurgling coos. My body ached as if some major part of me had been amputated and tossed away. The world went on as if no one knew... or cared... that my baby was gone.
I had more children. Wonderful children that fill me with pride and love... and I loved every one of my babies as I loved the first. I cherished them MORE, because I know exactly how fragile and temporary life is. But none were like him. Twenty four years later, the pain is soft inside me. I have come to realize that if I had been asked to carry that baby and love him for the short time I had him, or never at all, I would have stood all that pain again for the pleasure of seeing his smile. Let me hold my child. He was not cheated out of anything. That's only MY perception. His life was, as it was meant to be.
So too was Alexander's life as it was meant to be. Through you, he has touched us... and changed the world.
My prayers are with you and with Alex / Eric Johnson (Mourner) I cannot imagine your grief. I pray that God will give you strength to journey on.
I am so sorry / Mommydoc Of LGF for the pain and loss you have suffered, but am glad that you were blessed with the joy of having Alex in your life for the brief time he was with you. May God bring you comfort.
My prayers are with you / Bob Perkins (friend of LGF) There are no words I can say to ease your pain, I can't even begin to imagine your loss. But every day, when I look at my son, I thank the Lord for the greatest of all blessings and pray that I am worthy of being a dad. Alexander is resting in the arms of our Lord, and I hope the knowledge of that will ease your pain. I will remember him and you in my prayers, with the personal belief that God chose your child because He needed another Angel in Heaven.
Alexander/ Marine Momma
Mr. & Mrs. 'Beagle", I don't have the words to describe my feelings and thoughts over your Miracles life and passing. May God carry you both through this time and grant you peace.
My condolences / Karen Baker I am so sorry about the loss of your son. He is with God now. I will keep your family in my prayers.
I'm very sorry / Martin Kozloff Thy voice is on the rolling air;
I hear thee where the waters run;
Thou standest in the rising sun,
And in the setting thou art fair.
Far off thou art, but ever nigh;
I have thee still, and I rejoice;
I prosper, circled with thy voice;
I shall not lose thee tho’ I die.
[Tennyson. In Memoriam]
My condolences / John Schneider I hope that the sorrow you and your family feel will soon give way to peace. Be at peace, for God is watching over you and is caring for you. my sincere condolences are with you at this time in your lives.
My thoughts are with you / Cba (LGF/DL friend) I send you my love and my prayers and my hugs and and my tears and my condolences.
From a stranger / Dave Ray (LGF) There's nothing I can write here, it's so hard to put my condolences into words. My heart goes out to you.