Beautiful Boy Brian McDermott-21 years-Cancer

by Cheri

I wait for signs of your presence and when I see or hear something it makes me happy because I know you are with me. I am thankful God allowed you to be in my life for 21 years and the joy and happiness I felt being your mother. Until we meet again King. Your loving mother

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Aug 24, 2011
Three years now son
by: Mom

Time makes it easier however, not a day goes by or ever will that I am not thinking and longing for your presence once again. More than life

Aug 31, 2010
Two Years
by: Mom

Neuroendocrine Cancer is rare, only 1 in 100,000 Americans will be diagnosed with some type of neuroendocrine tumor. There is no cure. Brian's biopsy was used to help study and hopefully one day find a cure.  Brian was healthy and happy just months before.  This type of cancer however is slow growing, and was not detected until almost the end. Brian was very brave he knew he only had a short time, but did not tell his family and friends because he didn't want to be treated differently. As hard as it was for him to travel to Hawaii for a family vacation, he did, and complain he did not. My son was surrounded by his loving family his entire life, and his cross over into heaven was no different.

Brian's life; he had quality if not quantity in which case I thank my mother and father who put aside their retirement years to raise Brian. It was God's plan, and knowing that gives me the strength to go on every day without my only child. My family is blessed because God allowed us to share Brian with him.

Deirdre, Gina, and Lori, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being surrogates to Bri. Mother and Father, thank you for being Nana and Papa. Russell, thank you for being Dad.

I will shed many tears but with each tear drop I will think how lucky I am to have created a wonderful son. Always and Forever.... More than Life

Jul 24, 2010
I think of you always
by: Mom

Brian, it will almost be two years since you passed away from Cancer. I always ask if you could come to me in my dreams or if I could feel you close by my side as I lay asleep. I did find the ring in between the desks today and that made me smile because I didn't even know it was missing. Remember when I was missing a ring that's exactly where I looked then found it over by the closet. I know you put it there because everything is always in it's place with me. I need these signs son, because they get me through the tough times. The dreams help me see you and the warmth of you surrounding me brings comfort. More than Life

Jul 20, 2010
It helps
by: Cheri

To pay tribute in their name. Brian (in spirit) helped me write a tv script, it was amazing that the pilot and the episodes just kept flowing. When it gets picked up I will be able to place a photo of him on the set in loving memory. The writing really helped me with my loss mainly because we did it together :)

Jul 19, 2010
Loss of Son
by: Anonymous

I lost my beautiful son on May 21, 2010 so I know the pain you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jul 19, 2010
our children
by: Rhonda Mowdy

I love that you also look for signs and feel grateful to have had your son for 21 years. I feel the same way about being my daughters mother, for the short 24 years. I believe I learned more from my wise daughter than I could have ever dreamt. She lived her life with such passion, and meaning. I still feel her presence around me every day. The dimes just keep falling in front of me, I believe they are from her.

I would really like to talk to you more if you would like you could email me at

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