I lost my son

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I lost my son

Post by MoPag » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:37 am

I am so broken right now.

Moderator note: (Captain Salty here, out of concern for MoPag's IRL identity getting outed during this very difficult time I edited out the details of her post.)
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Re: I lost my son

Post by LostGirl » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:49 am

I have no words that will make any difference but as a mother my heart breaks for you. I barely know you and only heard your voice for the first time last week but I weep for your loss. 💚💚

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Re: I lost my son

Post by Not Buying It » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:08 am

I am so, so sorry. My heart breaks for you.
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Re: I lost my son

Post by Culper Jr. » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:14 am

I am so sorry MoPag, I can't even imagine what you are going through.

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Re: I lost my son

Post by Fifi de la Vergne » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:49 am

Oh my friend, I am so sorry. My heart is breaking for you.
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Re: I lost my son

Post by Give It Time » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:08 am

Oh my God!

When I saw the title of your thread, I didn't want to think it was horribly true. I was hoping it was some story of your accidentally being separated at a mall and reunited. I was thinking it must be emotional, because you told him off your no longer a testimony.

I didn't want to believe it was horrible.

I am so, so sorry and that is insanely inadequate!

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Re: I lost my son

Post by blazerb » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:57 am

I am so sorry.

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Re: I lost my son

Post by Mormorrisey » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:31 am

That's the most heart-wrenching thing a parent can go through. I am so sorry for your loss.
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Re: I lost my son

Post by document » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:33 am

I'm so sorry. There are no other words.

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Re: I lost my son

Post by w2mz » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:49 am

I am so sorry. My father/parent heart is broken for you and your loss.
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Re: I lost my son

Post by MerrieMiss » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:14 am

Oh, I am so sorry. That is such a terrible, terrible loss.

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Re: I lost my son

Post by Stig » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:17 am

This is absolutely heartbreaking. I am so sorry.
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Re: I lost my son

Post by StarbucksMom » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:23 am

I am so so sorry. I can't even imagine.

Is there anything we can do, like is there a link to donate to help with expenses?

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Re: I lost my son

Post by Snowdrop » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:30 am

I'm sorry. I wish I could be there to mourn with you.
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Re: I lost my son

Post by TestimonyLost » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:32 am

I have a three-year old daughter. I can't even imagine. I'm so, so sorry.

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Re: I lost my son

Post by 2bizE » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:51 am

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

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Re: I lost my son

Post by beerad » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:53 am

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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Re: I lost my son

Post by Zack Tacorin Dos » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:56 am


I'm so sorry. I wish there were something I could say or do that would make it better. I can only imagine what you might be going through.

Do you have the support in real life that you need? Are there people around you reaching out and there when you need their presence? If not, would it be helpful for a NOM or two to step outside of their virtual acquaintance with you and be there in person if there are any nearby?

Please keep us posted if it's helpful to you.


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Re: I lost my son

Post by Red Ryder » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:21 am

MoPag, this is heart breaking. Let us know what we can do to help. It was a pleasure to talk to you last week, please let us help in any way possible.

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Re: I lost my son

Post by wtfluff » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:34 am

No words. As others have mentioned, I cannot imagine the pain and horror...

Long-distance internet condolences and hugs to you.

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