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MOMS/Trimphant Over Tragedy

Hello my dear sisters, on May 10, 2005 my only son died from a gun shot wound to his head.  This was the worst nightmare I have every had.  The young man that I had prayed for was now gone.  I will never be able to touch him again, I will never be able to hear his voice, I will never be able to see him be a father to the son he had just two months before his death.  But God gave me a voice through my support group for mothers of murdered sons. MOMS is a support that help women through their worst nightmare and that is the death of their child.  MOMS address women in Chicago and Illinois Western Suburbs.  MOMS started Jan. 6, 2006 by Phyllis Duncan. MOMS purpose is to encourage women to live after the death of their sons and to give back to their communities by mentoring an at risk young man or woman. Volunteer to help young men that have been  lock up, call a mother up that has lost a son or daughter. go back to school, get a job, learn a new skill, or support MOMS by giving your time and donations.  MOMS does not receive any money from the government, MOMS is supported by people that wants to see their money stay in the community, to help those in the community. It is through your support and gifts that we can do the things we do.  My thoughts and prayer goes out to all the mothers who have experience the pain of losing their child .  We  will never get over this but we will get through it.  Stay strong my sister and know that "Those that mourn shall be comforted".  That is a promise.  Peace, Phyllis Duncan/MOMS in Illinois  429 South 24th Avenue, Bellwood, Il 60104 

phyllisduncan phyllisduncan 46-50 2 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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I CAN NEVER KNOW THE PAIN OF LOSING A CHILD.NEVER WANT TO! BUT I KNOW WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO LOSE MY BROTHER,DODAVAH AND THE BABY HE LEFT BEHIND IS NOE 4 YEARS OLD AND SO VERY SMART.HE HAS LOT OD WUESTIONS ABOUT HIS FATHER AND I WE DONT ALWAYS HAVE THE STRENGTH TO TELL HIM EVERY THING,BUT WE LET HIM KNOW HIS DAD LOVED HIM VERY MUCH,AND HE CAN TALK TO HIM WHENRVER HE WANTS CAUSE HES ALWAYS WITH HIM!

Thank you for telling us about this group. Losing a child is hard enough, losing a son to murder is the most difficult thing I have faced in my life. It's good to know there are others out there who can relate to it. It's not so much a case of "misery loves company" as it is strength in numbers. The idea that someone else can understand because they have been there is heartening and gives me hope.