My wonderful son Joseph.

My son was 19 years old when he pasted away on June 1, 2011. He died in a car accident, but found out during the autopsy that he had a heart condition we didn't know about and the doctors didn't find. He would have turned 20 on June 25th.

My world ended on that day. He was my laughter! Joseph had a way of making everyone around him smile and he gave the most warm felt hugs. He could make me laugh no mater how down I was. He loved working on cars and playing video games with me and his friends.

Even though it has been 17 months, I feel like it was yesterday. I am having a hard time coping with his death. I have two other children and one grandson.

I cry daily and have a hard time leaving the house.

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Nov 07, 2012
My son Joseph
by: Cary

Thank you all for your comments. I am seeing a counselor, I don't want to be on drugs, so I am trying to get through without and it is very hard sometimes as all of you know. If you would like to contact me my email is Sorry about the lose and pain you are going through.

Nov 06, 2012
so sorry
by: molly

I am so sorry to hear of the lost of your son Joseph. Reading your message sounds so similar to my loss as I lost my son Quinn in July 2011 from heart arrhythmia Quinn was 16. I found out of a small problem with Quinns heart in 2009 but it was mild and Quinn went to camp on July 18 2011 only to never come home again. It has been 16 months and I am still thinking ever day how will I ever survive this I am broken and all I want is my sweet son back. Like your son Quinn gave the best hugs would make everyone smile when he walked into a room and was always the centre of attention even though he never seeked it out. I guess they had charisma. This world, this life is so empty I feel like I will never be happy again. I no-longer know my purpose or do I care. I am angry, sad and just so, so lost. I don't know how to move forward with my life and I don't want to. It is so cruel what has happened to us their really are no words left to describe this pain.

Nov 06, 2012
My wonderful son Joseph
by: Doreen U.K.

I am sorry for your loss of your young son Joseph to a sudden death from a car accident. Even the shock of now knowing of his heart condition that may have contributed to the accident.
Since your grief is so hard over the loss of a child you should seriously consider seeing a grief counsellor for support in getting of your loss. Since you cannot leave the house this is the time you need to do something about it or it will get worse. You will just go downhill more. This is the lifeline you need. to lose a child/ Adult child is the worst pain a parent can go through. This type of death almost always require specialist care for parents to get through this loss.
I lost my husband 6 months ago from cancer, and I know the pain for grief and how difficult it is to pick yourself up from a loss.
I have done the counselling bit years ago when I was in depression and I don't want to go down that road again. I know of the benefits of seeing a counsellor and it was the best investment I made. I would have ended my life if I didn't get help soon. I got my life back. I learned skills that help me through life now. You will get your life back. You will have the scars of the loss of your son but the pain will have gone and allow you to carry on living in Peace from your Pain.

Nov 05, 2012
My wonderful son Joseph
by: Linda

I am so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful son Joseph. I lost my son David four years ago, and am still struggling. It has gotten some better (I don't cry every second of every day), but still cry a lot, and miss him all the time. It never goes away, but I think you do heal a little over time. Don't let anyone tell you how or when to grieve, or that you need to "get over it". I think that is the stupidest phrase ever said! It is so hard losing a child. I am praying for you, and if you ever need someone to talk to, e-mail me at

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