Remembering Buddy

Five years ago, I lost my 2 1/2 year old son Daniel Jr., in a drowning accident. Five years later, though the pain is not as intense, I still feel the emptiness from his absence. He never got to grow up and everytime my older daughter gets to a milestone, I know, it will be the last time we get to celebrate the event. However, my good memories of him are clearer now and sometimes images of something he did will come forward bringing a smile. Though he was only here for a short time, his little footprints have forever left a mark on my heart, and the hearts of many who I have shared his story with. Always remember, it is not the length of a life that matters, but rather the way they lived it. I choose to remember his smile and laughter. That is the way we should all live.

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  • Rebecca says:

    Loyola, I want to acknowledge to you how hard I believe it must be to feel as you do, and still be able to show us a strong, positive side by wanting to remember the good times. My best to you.

  • Cindy says:

    Yor story gives me hope. Hope the pain will lessen. It has been one full day since my Brianna passed from drowning. Right now crying is all I seem to do. She is 7. If you can do it eventually I will too. Thank you for sharing.