My Son & Friend Jerry Foster , 8/7/1974 - 9/20/2010
by Pat Foster
RIP Coach Jerry your PopWarner Mitey Mite Team
My son took his life.I have never felt such pain & emptiness before. It's been 51 days since he left us & it still feels like yesterday, I found a poem & would like to share it. This says it all.
DON'T TELL ME
Please don't tell me you know how I feel, unless you have lost a child too.
Please don't tell me my broken heart will heal, that is not true.
Please don't tell me my son is in a better place, though it's true, I want him here with me.
Please don't tell me someday I'll hear his voice or see his face, beyond today I can not see.
Please don't tell me it's time to move on, because I can not.
Please don't tell me to face the fact he is gone, because denial is something I can't stop.
Please don't tell me to be thankful for the time I had, because I wanted more.
Please don't tell me when I'm my old self again you will be glad, I'll never be as I was before.
What you can tell me is you will be here for me.
That you will listen when I talk of my child.
You can share with me my precious memories,you can even cry with me for a while. And please don't hesitate to say his name, because it is something I long to hear everyday.
Friend please realize that I can never be the same. But if you stand by me,you may like the new person I become someday.