Tina - posted on 01/27/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
On September 29th 2013 my son Cory died of alcohol poisoning while he was out of town with his dad (we are divorced) at a wedding. I find that almost 4 months later I am really feeling the excruciating pain of loss. He was a mothers dream child. He was in his 3rd year of college for Sports Medicine. I am so proud of his accomplishments. He donated blood regularly. He was an organ donor too. However his organs couldn't be used because of the alcohol. Cory's cornea's have been transplanted and are working well for the recipients. They were also able to take skin, bones and other tissue for donation. I am so angry. I want to blame his father for taking him to the wedding. But I know he loved our son. The hotel never asked Cory for ID. I later found his ID in his book bag in the trunk of his car. He thought he lost it on the way to the wedding. The sadness I feel is getting deeper. I do see a counselor but I find talking to people who have experienced the loss of a child to be helpful. It's the worst club to be in. I pray a lot and I didn't used to. My son was a very faithful kid. His first tattoo was a verse from Hebrews 11:1. He was such a good boy. He had so much to live for and a mistake took him away. He had access to all the drinks he wanted and no body noticed he was drinking way too much. The raw emotions that I feel exhaust me. My heart goes out to all of us Mom's who have to be on this road. I have no words of comfort I just offer my understanding. I know too well the deep sorrow.