My online experience spans over two decades, so when I receive emails and comments that, let’s say, are different than the normal run of the mill messages my attention is stirred. This afternoon a comment was submitted that I would not soon forget, after reading the message you’ll understand why this particular message is different.
I want to express my deepest sorrow for your loss. I just came across the news story today 6-6-2008. My name is Ed Padgett. I live in Oklahoma. I also lost my son Bryan (spelled the same) in the same month as your loss. Year 1993 in a car accident just as your son. My greiving lasted for many years. I still have tough times on occasion as we were very close. He was 17 at the time. I will tell you this. People say that time heals. I have discovered as time passes the original intensity of the pain lessons but the pain never goes away. you may contact me if you need. go to www.padgettmachine.com for a link.
Edward Padgett from Oklahoma and I share the same name, lost our sons, that share the same name, in similar manners. The most important part of his message “People say that time heals”, if you have not lost a son or daughter, please do not tell a parent that has experienced the death of a child this. We will look at you and wonder how the hell could you know time heals?