Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lost...

This last weekend (31st March) marked 12 months since I have seen my oldest son, Daniel. This has been the longest time period that he has cut our entire family off, in the 4+ years he has been with his partner. Wednesday (4th April) was also his 23rd birthday, the second birthday in a row that we have had no contact with him.


So, here is my birthday message to my son (as I posted on Facebook):

"Happy 23rd Birthday to my oldest son Dan Denehy.
23 years ago, in country Grafton NSW, I was blessed with my second child & my first son. A very sick baby developed into a strong, loving, caring young person with a wonderful sense of fun & a love for life; gifted academically, musically, artistically & as an athlete. Dan, I love you more than words & miss you more each day. xxoo"


It doesn't get any easier as time goes by, it becomes increasingly difficult. It's like grieving the loss of a loved one, even though they haven't actually died.


Perhaps that's why it gets harder as time passes not easier as it should... because it's actually not a physical death, it's the loss/death of a relationship, hopes & dreams with one of the people I love the most. It's like walking in a never ending wilderness... never knowing if or when it will end.



It's like living your life with part of it missing, and nothing can fill that empty space. It's knowing he's out there, somewhere, possibly living very close by. And knowing that his real heart loves & values his family, but the silence is because he "had to make a choice" between them and us...


So on this Easter Sunday, when I should be celebrating life as I always have, with all my family together, there's an unshakable sadness deep in my heart and I am longing for life to be breathed into the relationship I've lost...

5 comments:

Jerry said...

I pray that as time goes by he will 're-surface' into your life more and more. Keep the faith!

TexWisGirl said...

i am sorry, liz. i hope he reads your message of love.

...melody... said...

This saddens me and my heart breaks for you. I hope that you will be able to reconnect sooner than later.

Seeing Each Day said...

Please stay with me while I type as I hope this comes out right, but in a way I wish that we all experienced the very same pain as one another, just so we could completely empathise together. I hate that I can only say I have no idea what you're going through - I mean, I have a notion but I really don't know the depths of the hurt when those thoughts must come to you and hit you during the everyday. I'm sorry.

heyBJK said...

Sorry your son has chosen to cut off contact with you and the family. That's not an easy thing to live with. I hope he changes his mind one day and realizes he's missed.

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