My word for 2018:
My Choice

Monday, July 16, 2012

How Life Plays Tricks on Us

Our 29 year old son has had health issues since he was 13, when he was diagnosed with both Diabetes and Addison's disease (a rare chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones). Diabetes is well known to most, the second one is less common. These two disorders work against each other and make them both complicated to manage.

On Saturday morning, 
our son was found dead in his flat 
by the home care nurse that checked up on him daily. 
He died from medical complications of his two disorders. 

We all know that life is fragile.
One small phone call, 
"we regret to inform you that your son is dead,"
and in those five seconds
everything is turned upside down.

We have known this could happen, 
but you can never be prepared for death,
and parents should never have to bury a child.
We are devastated.

Our son Geir Espen
born August 24, 1982
died July 14, 2012
He is free now, 
and may he rest in peace.


Karin said...

I just happened upon your blog today and saw your post about losing your son, I just wanted to let you know that I read it, and that someone across the world is thinking of you and sends their love to you today. ♥

teri said...

My heart breaks for you...

brenda w said...

Thank you for sharing Geir Espen with us, Inger. Your loss is unimaginable. May you find comfort in the love around you.

Jules said...

May each wonderful memory be a star in the nights' sky and a blessing shown back upon you as it returns the love light.

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

Your son is beautiful - your pain unimaginable - There are no words - I watch his eyes in the photo you chose and the screen is blurred with tears and yet somehow there is also a smile - just because he was and somehow remains forever still - I cannot look away.

When Words Escape said...

There are never words at a time like this...but may you feel the love and support being extended to you through them by those around you.

many hugs,

Judith Richards Shubert said...

All of the words in the comments above are so heartfelt and so beautiful, I cannot add anything further. Your son was such a handsome young man. I mourn with you.