Before I landed on Planet Grief, I was unable to comprehend why anyone would write a message or a letter to someone who was no longer around to read it or hear it. Now, sadly, I have far more understanding than I wished I possessed. Sometimes we have an overwhelming need to say, ‘I love you’ or ‘I miss you’ and hope that somehow our loved ones hear our message.
Here, Linda has shared with Planet Grief a deeply personal and heartbreaking message to her son, Daniel. I’m sure anyone reading it will want to silently wrap their arms around Linda and hold her tight.
I lost my lovely son four years ago. I miss him so much, even though in the last years of his too short life he was a royal pain in the a***. He was an alcoholic, he was pursued by demons. The alcoholism drove away the daughter he loved more than life and he went into self destruct mode. He was a sensitive and gentle soul, someone who wore his nerves on the outside. He was 36 when he died alone, in squalor, not discovered until I finally got hysterical after two weeks.
I miss you Daniel, I love you always. The pain never goes away, I let you down, forgive me. Mum xxx