Matt's Mom

by Patti
(Chattanooga TN)

Matt was a beautiful, talented, artistic 26 year old/ married and brother to Philip & Joe. He left this world June 28, 2006 due to a car crash. I am having such a hard time. I have such a loving husband, and family support, but it still does not fill the gap. Before all of this happened, I would have described myself as a devoted Christian. Now I struggle just to continue to trust a God who would allow my son to die. I know people lose children everyday, which really only makes me wonder more. Don't get me wrong, I know I am blessed, but it does not take away from the loss. I hope I can learn a way to celebrate Matt's life instead of focusing on his death. Pati Meadows/

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Aug 15, 2012
Your in my thoughts
by: Jennifer Painter

Hey Pati its Jennifer (Cecelia's daughter) I would love to talk to you. I have thought about you and your family alot. You can give me a call anytime you like (423)260-6319. Sending lots of love your way!!!

Jul 28, 2011
Thank You
by: Patti

Thank You so much for your comments. I am already feeling better after reading them. I am also feeling a healing between the gap between God & Me. I am trying to understand that Matt's death angered the Lord also. What I need to do I suppose is let Jesus comfort me...I am trying. Thanks again. Patti

Jul 21, 2011
Ongoing Grief
by: Anonymous

Although you may feel overwhelmed and out of control, you can still have the deep inner peace that comes from God alone. Some people clearly sense the peace of God during times of adversity, but others wonder why they cannot feel it. Be assured that His peace is always available to you. Peace comes through a sincere belief in God's presence and in His promises; it is not dependent on our feelings or sensations. Believe in His promises and rest in His peace today.

~From "A Season of Grief"

Jul 18, 2011
grief....
by: Anonymous

Your Matt sounds wonderful. I lost my 23 year old son to leukemia a year ago 8/9/10. Thank God for The Compassionate Friends. They have helped me tremendously. If you are interested, there is a facebook grief group that is also amazing...Grievingmothers@groups.facebook.com..
Join us if you are up to it. It's all moms (and some dads) who just love to chat and share everything about their child.
Hugs,
Shirley

Jul 18, 2011
Matt's Mom
by: Sue

Hello Patti,
I have just lost my husband, four months ago, so I know the agony of loss.
Please Patti, do not continue to believe that God was responsible for taking your son's life and leaving you so bereft. If you believe in God then
you know he is all love. He weeps with us when we lose someone precious in our lives and he carries us when the road is too hard but he NEVER takes away. What happened to your son was a tragic accident. Your precious child was not just taken away by God. God would have wanted him to live his life to the full. You will not be able to heal properly until you realise that you were not singled out for misfortune to fall upon you. We all die and, hopefully, when we do, we have loving family to grieve, accept and carry on. Life is precious. Sue xxx

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