Travis Holland 1988 - 2012

by Leslie Boren
(Birmingham, Alabama)

My son was 24, just became a father for the first time and was living his dream. He stepped out side of his home to play his guitar(He was great at it) and 2 thugs approached him and tried to rob him. He ran into his home and tried to shut the door on them, and one got his hand through the door and shot him in the abdomen. He died on the way to the Hospital. He left a wife, 2 week old son, Noah, who watched the whole thing play out. Both "G's" were caught, but the shooter posted bail, and is now walking the streets of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The trial has been continued twice now. I cannot fathom that grief will dissapate until all trials are done and the culprits are put away forever. I am dying inside and am dead already in my heart.

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Sep 22, 2014
never forgotten
by: Peter

What a tragedy it may have been to lose him :(. You seems like the best father, brother and son anyone could ever have! I do pray for him on occasion. I am sorry this has happened to him. Let us live our lives the way he wanted us to live out lives! Never to be forgotten! Justice will be served! Because Angels are not meant to be hurt! Ever! <3 I love You Travis! Say strong Mrs. Boren !

Aug 12, 2014
by: Leslie

I have just read your comments and I am filled with so much appreciation for your kind words and sharing your pain with me. Never makes sense to out live our child. Knowing there are so many people who wanted to let me know that you are with me lightens my heart and I know God is talking to me through all of you. Just know that I am praying for you all also for your loss, and we are all in an elite group of parents who find so much comfort in others who share same grief. God bless you and thank you for letting me know there are people who care out there. Many prayers new friends..

Aug 11, 2014
Your son
by: Kate

A tragedy !! So sorry for your pain ,I know it well,I too lost my son in death. However it happens it us the greatest pain ever. The emotions are full and we hurt beyond words. My heart is with you.

Aug 09, 2014
Your Travis
by: Kate

What a horrible way to loose your son. Losing a child in any way is horrible but this is such a terrible story. My heart goes out to you in your pain and loss. I lost my oldest son Nov. 2012
We are never the same.

Aug 09, 2014
Travis Holland 1988 - 2012
by: Doreen UK

Leslie I am so sorry for your loss of your son to a senseless and tragic death by homicide. I can't imagine the pain you are in just now and know that the injustice will make your grief that much harder to bear. It is not fair that the murderers are walking the streets to pedal their crime. My heart is breaking for you just now as I think of my own 3 Adult children who I worry about all the time for their safety. I couldn't bear to lose a child no matter how old they are. You gave birth to him, reared him to become a responsible adult and then the irresponsible people out in the world killed him, and for What? I feel so angry and say that there is no justice if these men are not locked away and made to pay for their crimes. They should be on death row. Instead it is the family that are given the life sentence. Your heart will take a long time to heal from your loss, if ever. Pain like this makes no sense and no matter how much you think, you can't get your head around a loss like this. so many lives affected. I feel so hurt for you I can't write anymore. All I can do now is to Pray for God's comfort and Peace to be upon you and for your heart to heal, and that God will hold you up and take the burden of grief you bear.

Aug 09, 2014
travis holland reply
by: Anonymous

Oh how i feel for you and your family. It touched my heart when i read your post. I am so sorry this happened to your son, he looks such a lovely young man. What a cruel thing to happen to him. I truely hope and pray that justice will be done and the persons that did this get put away for life. \i know it will not bring your son back but if they get away with this it will only serve to make your grief and anger profound. I will pray for you all. Ann

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