Saturday, September 25, 2010

one year today

On September 25, 2009, my world as I knew it came to an end. My oldest son, Phil, pictured below in the green striped shirt, passed away unexpectedly. This past year has flown by in a blur. People ask me how we get through each day and go on with our lives, and all I can say is that I simply get up and put one foot in front of the other because I have to. I miss my son so much and think about him a million times a day. There will forever be a hole in my heart.

In loving memory of Philip Thomas Riley
07.21.88 - 09.25.09




12 comments:

  1. My heart aches for you. Such a loss is so hard to bear. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

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  2. This would be more difficult than I could imagine...I am so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers...XO

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  3. I send hugs and prayers to you this day for comfort and peace to be yours....
    Tina xo

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  4. I have two boys also so I can't even imagine what it would be like to go through that so unexpectedly. Anytime we lose someone without warning, it is so hard to comprehend. It's like your brain doesn't catch up what has happened. Your heart aches and yet its so hard to believe. Time heals. Life must go on. Sending special thoughts and hugs your way. Hope you are having a beautiful day! Tammy

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  5. Thinking of you, Melanie.... {{hugs}}

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine. Big Hugs.
    Sheri

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  7. Melanie, Sending hugs to you. I certainly understand what you mean by missing your son as I lost my youngest 3 years ago in Iraq. This blogging has been so good for me, such kind and understanding bloggers out there. God is good and so are you. Keep being strong, your son would be so proud of you.

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  8. I'm so truly sorry to read your post. I hope you continue to remember the happy moments and cherish those memories.

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  9. How sad. What a hard year you've had. I will keep you in my prayers. Sincerely, Ann

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  10. My heart just aches for you. Sending you hugs.

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  11. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Three years ago on September 23, 2007, my dear husband of 35 years left us, though after a long illness. And a life of 62years which was too short. Give yourself time to grieve. Be good to yourself and your family as much as you can. It is so difficult. Just day by day. You are all in my prayers.

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