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shorty16

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    Brian Scott Jackson (16)
  • Birthday 07/12/1991

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Menomonee Falls WI
  • Loss Type
    16 year old son, Brian
  • Angel Date
    6-19-2008

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    Jackson
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    Colleen
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    USA

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  1. Loss of an Adult Child

    This says it all. Thanks, Greg
  2. Loss of an Adult Child

    Luann living in Wisconsin, we know winter. Scott and I started walking in the malls. It is easy walking and we window-shop along the way. It does take self control to not spend money. love Colleen, Brians Mom forever
  3. Loss of an Adult Child

    Laurie, You must be in Southern Wisconsin. Holy Hill is very near me. There is a huge art fair at Holy Hill this weekend. Weather is beautiful in SE Wisconsin. Colleen, Brians Mom forever
  4. Loss of an Adult Child

    Louann, Yes, there is a Genoa City, Wi. love it Colleen, Brian's Mom forever
  5. Loss of an Adult Child

    My friends, My Brian at about 6 months and with his siblings, Michelle and Aaron. Colleen, Brian's Mom forever
  6. Loss of an Adult Child

    Louann That is great that you and hubby went for a drive. That is a big deal and you should be very proud. It is the little steps that move us forward. Colleen, Brian's Mom forever
  7. Loss of an Adult Child

    A bit about my grief journey, I love my husband very much; however, he grieves differently than I do. I am open, crying, needing the company of others who are surviving the death of a child. My husband was very quiet, could not talk about Brian. Seems we were at opposite ends of the spectrum. After a while, we learned to meet in the middle. I would talk about Brian less, but when I did, he would engage in the conversation. From this site, I learned such important tricks. Like Carol, Miles mom said. When she needs to function, She puts her grief in a box and puts in on the shelf. We can never get rid of our grief, but we can learn to live with it. If I do not give grief its time, it takes it and not at a good time. After 9 years, my family is a different type of happy. We cherish the little things more. We try to spend time together. I am rambling, but I really liked Kate, Jeff's mom's post describing her grief journey. Thanks for sharing, Kate, Jeff's Mom Colleen, Brian's Mom forever
  8. Loss of an Adult Child

    Hello my friends, John David, Tommy, and Jesse...We will forever say their names loud and clear. We will hug the Moms...with a knowing-embrace. No words needed. Colleen, Brian's Mom forever
  9. Loss of an Adult Child

    Somersky, Is there a significance to the train? What a wonderful gift. Many years after my Uncle died, I asked my Aunt how her grief had changed. She said " I got used to doing things without him, but I never stopped missing him." I think this applies to me. I do not look for Brian anymore. Colleen, Brian's Mom former
  10. Loss of an Adult Child

    Jeff's Mom said: This tiny community is about to explode as we are hosting the Canada Summer Games Sailing competition. After that we host the Icelandic Festival. I had to laugh when an Icelandic festival is held in the summer. I live in Wisconsin and can relate to the word Ice. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this morning. Colleen, Brian's Mom forever
  11. Loss of an Adult Child

    Shannon, my heart breaks for the pain that girl must have been in. Her parents now part of our "club". Hugs to all. Colleen, Brian's Mom forever. i miss my boy
  12. Shannon,

    I too, am without words when I read your post.  The pain this poor girl has been in to do something like this.  I pray for her family.  I pray for us as bereaved mothers.  Hugs to you.

    Colleen, Brian's Mom forever

  13. Loss of an Adult Child

    Hello my friends, Yesterday, I sent a card to the driver of the car that killed my Brian. I was insane with anger after Brian died and could not see the pain that the driver ( one of Brian's best friends) was experiencing. The card read as follows: I am sorry for how I acted after Brian's death. I hope you can forgive me. Our relationship could have been much different. I forgive you for your role in Brian's death. I wish you only the best. I feel better and I hope this is well received. I miss Brian so much it hurts. Colleen, Brian's Mom forever
  14. Loss of an Adult Child

    My dear friends, I just hurt today. The sadness is so deep it is coiled around my heart. Tears fall for what should be. I still cannot believe my life is like this. It is days like these that bring me to my knees. Heavy, like a wet blanket. Thanks for thinking of my Brian. Colleen, Brian's Mom forever. thanks for calling Lou ann
  15. Loss of an Adult Child

    Happy Birthday to my son, Brian. He would have been 26 today.....forever 16. I need a hug. Colleen, Brians Mom forever
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