Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Missing Kevin

Thirty seven years ago tonight my son Kevin was born.  A healthy baby boy who graced my life for nine years.  This was one of the last photographs taken of him before he was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1984.  He was with us for nine months after that and then left this world.

I miss him every day, although I have tried not to get stuck in the trough of grief.  Since then I've married again and had another wonderful son come into my life.  But on his birthday every year I think of him and wonder what life would have brought him if he hadn't left so soon.  He was a sweet and gentle boy and I send him my love on his birthday.


  1. My heart goes out to you and I have tears in my eyes.
    My baby daughter, Nicole, died and I too think of her everyday.
    One goes on, life goes on, the hurt and pain isn't as raw but it is still there just below the surface.
    I am sending you a hug because I know and understand.


  2. Hello Joanna,
    What a sweet boy your son Kevin is. There's such a gentle look to his face and his eyes look right into my soul.
    How I understand how you feel, especially on his birthday. We mothers never forget the children we have loved and lost. We learn to live with our loss, even though the void remains. At certain times of the year, memories come flooding back and we get through those moments time and time again.
    All my thoughts to you at this time.
    Sandra x

  3. Thank you Gayle and Sandra for your thoughts today.

  4. My thoughts are with you on this day. I understand perfectly as we lost our boy too at the age of 13yrs, also from cancer. It doesn't seem to matter how much time goes by...it always pulls at my mother's heart strings....hugs! Cathy

  5. What a beautiful son you had, Joanna. I'm wishing you peace and love during this time of introspection and reflection.


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