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After almost 20 years
« on: September 03, 2016, 05:44:34 AM »
1/10/1991 - 9/19/1996 - Andrew Matteson

It has been almost 20 years since I first visited Tom's website and left a memorial for my son Andrew Matteson. I remember feeling a sense of relief that somewhere out there, he would never be forgotten. Honestly, I am completely amazed this site is still here after all of this time, thank you!

In the last 20 years, my grief over the loss of my second son has never really gone away, although I've done my best to shove it to the back of my mind.  Sadly it has only been compounded by the loss of a number of children belonging to other family, all because of the same genetic disorder.

More recently, I lost my father, and my first grandchild in the space of 3 months. My grandchild from the same genetic disorder as my Andrew.

I'm not dealing very well these days, although people seem to expect that of me...


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Re: After almost 20 years
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 04:34:55 PM »
((((( Sherry )))))

I'm so sorry to read of all of your losses, especially that of your darling Andrew. These dates are so hard on us. Please know that we understand here at Webhealing and are here for you.

I posted your precious :angel11: Andrew's Birthday and Angel Date :angel11: on our calendar and he will be remembered.

Sending you hugs and my love,


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Re: After almost 20 years
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 06:35:19 PM »
I am so sorry, Sherry G. To lose a grandchild? Unimaginable. Glad you found your way back here. Know that I care.
Barb, mom to Jim 1999 and Tom2007 and two surviving daughters

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Re: After almost 20 years
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 10:14:54 AM »
XO Love to all my sisters & brothers-in-grief XO
Wishing you all peaceful moments, signs from your Angels & many blessings