Kraig With A K

That was my sons name. He always pointed out it was with a K. He came to me when he was 4 when I met his father, and was a beatiful blond haired boy. He was good at everything he did. He could have been anything. He was funny talented and women loved him. He also had a drug problem. He developed endocarditis an infection of the heart. We watched him in the ICU on lifesupport. The doctors told us he would never be the same if he survived. We had to remove the life support and hold his hand until he died 4 days later in hospice. He was surrounded by so many who loved him. I miss him every day. I am part of a club I never wanted to belong to. A parent who has lost a child.
MJgal MJgal
2 Responses Nov 29, 2012

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Yes, we are members of the worst club in the world, but at least we can share and not be so alone.

Thanks for sharing your story of your precious Kraig. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

As I reply to you with a heavy heart, I feel your pain and I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son, Kraig. My husband and I also belong to that Club, our son Justin passed in 2005 of drugs. Justin had just turned 24. I hate this nightmare I live in and I still never know what is going to trigger a meltdown.
So tonight and tomorrow I will go through the motions and put on a happy face, as they say.. I owe that to my loving family.
As we've all been affected by this Newtown, Ct Tragedy, I also have been feeling even sadder than I normally am this time of year as we are 5 min. from that unspeakable tragedy and while I know that helping others who may come to our next meeting is the reason my husband and I still attend I also know how much more of thier pain we are going to absorb into our hearts and souls.
As I am sure we have all absorbed so much of it, if only we could take it away from them.
We do not Walk Alone, I just wish we could stop the walkathon from growing......
Kraig and Justin are with those 20 Little Angels and they're all smiling and having fun. I know they do not want us to be sad because we can't see them... But they can see us. :)