I lost my son on Sep 4, 2008
During all my times posting to the rose and perennial forums at this site I never noticed there was a grieving forum. But that was because I wasn't grieving...then. My son died suddenly of a drug overdose on Sept. 4. We never even knew that he had started doing heroin only 2 weeks prior to his death. He was only 41 years old...a talented musician (mandolin), furniture maker, gardener, and a generous and funny son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was loved by everyone who met him. At times I feel as though my chest will explode with grief. I go through the motions of living day to day...numbness takes over and I sit and stare. I need to talk with other parents who understand my profound loss.