Nancy - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
On Oct. 4,1997 our 19yr.old son was shot and killed by his friend. It was an accident so we had a hard choices to make. You see Bobby our son was very popular and we had over 300 teenagers watching to see what we would do. This is the hardest thing I will ever do in my life but it was the most rewarding thing I will ever do in my life. We decided to teach the power of forgiveness to all the teenagers watching us. So we forgave the friend who did this to our family. When the time came for his court hearing we were there. His own Mother and Father didn't go so we helped him through it. I know in my heart this is what Bobby wanted me to do. It's been 12 1/2 yrs. since we lost him and I miss him more and more everyday. I miss the grand children he never gave me but most of all I miss not knowing the man he would have been. I still see alot his friends that helps. As for the young man who changed our lives so much. He has kids of his own and the girl that stood by him through out all of this. Each and every day he is missed and I wonder what would have been. All I have is memories so that is what gets me through another day.