A mother's worst nightmare-The loss of my Dear Tim.
by Lynn Schlaefli
In the early morning of Sept.12,2012 my world came to a crashing halt. The knock on the door by two police officers saying our son was tragically killed in an auto/semi truck accident. I thought I must be dreaming, but I couldn't slap myself hard enough or pinch myself awake. I was awake. My screams & crying awoke our whole household. Terror & total disbelief was throughout our home. No,no,no,no,no this can't be real. Our sweet,sweet boy. He was 24 years old & had a home-based computer business,so I was a privelged Mom to see and talk with my Tim every day. He was on a trip several states away when the accident happened. Therefore, we didn't get to touch, kiss, or carress his hair for 6 days after. It seemed as though we just walked through the motions of life. Planning your childs funeral & trying to give him a proper,respectful burial was heart wrenching. We have been blessed with 5 beautiful children. Tim was our middle child, the glue. I can't even express to anyone that reads this how heart wrenching this is. Not being able to see his beautiful smile. His happy outlook on life. A friend of his wrote a tribute to him that honors his memory well, it reads,"Tim was a man who refused to be bound by what other people envision as the path of his life, Tim wanted nothing more than to experience this Earth on his terms." He will be forever missed. Tim touched so many with his kind heart and humble personality. His arms were always open for wonderful strong hugs and an I Love You. Ohhhhh, how very much I miss my sweet,smiling Tim. There will never be a day that I won't long to be with him. God Bless You Tim, & I'll never stop loving you. WHY???? I just can't seem to understand!! Heartbroken forever.