Dean Bradley Burgess 1987-2010, 23 years young
by Kay Burgess
Deano, my lovable kind and happy go lucky son was Killed in a car accident on his way to work. He died instantly. Deano grew up riding horses and going to rodeos, a country boy at heart. He loved animals, he always brought stray dogs home when he was a kid and used to tell me they just followed him.
He was always an outdoor type kid; when he was 15 he went to the outback to work on a huge cattle station, He wanted it so badly so I drove over 1500 klms to take him there and meet the manager. He stayed there a while but we both missed each other so much we spoke on the phone most nights.
He came back home and worked for my brother who was a builder for a while until he found his calling driving heavy machinery. He really loved it. He had just landed the job of his dreams.
I just cannot seem to ease the pain, I feel like my heart has been torn apart. I adored my son. I am at a loss what do do ...At night I light a candle for my son and cry myself to sleep looking at his photo. In the morning I see the light and think ohhh no not another day without him. I know I should be thankful for my life but I don't care about my life..I would rather it had been me instead.
Dean has been gone since May 11 this year and I have cried every day since. Only a mother knows the feeling of pain and loss after your child has gone forever. What I wouldn't give to put my hand on his chest and feel the beat of his heart. I have so many beautiful memories of us doing everything together. I feel My Dean in my heart and will for eternity. I am taking one day at a time. Its so very hard. Kay