Kristoffer Duke is our only child. He was killed in a single car accident. Kris was at fault. He was driving, texting, speeding, and not uses the seat belt.
The fact that this tragedy was completely avoidable makes me sickened.
Kris had just divorced his wife of six years. The beautiful daughter he thought was his offspring turned out to be another's.
Not only did my husband and I lose a son, but a granddaughter as well.
I am an only child, but my husband has a brother. Sadly, Mike and his brother are estranged.
You don't know what you have until there is no way to get even close to it.
A mothers love can not touch the pain of the whole left in our lives.
Please contact family - even if you don't like them. Keep phone messages - that way you have your child's voice. That can't replace the emptiness, but it sure sounds sweet.
Kris survived Rbadomyosarcoma (cancer)at the tender age of eight, but 27 years and a car cost him his life and in a profound way - mine too.