Tamera - posted on 01/30/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
On February 9th marks the one year anniversary of my beloved son Davonte' Rashawn Thompson and I can't believe it has already been a year since he was ripped from my arms and our lives. On February 9th at 2:36 AM I got that call that would forever change my life, a woman on the other end saying both of my kids got stabbed. A call that would end in losing Davonte' at 8:28 AM that morning. This past year has been a big blur but the lives that have changed from losing Davonte' is incredible, hardly any of his friends hang out with each other, many of them have been in and out of jail or their hearts are so broken they can't handle it. My life has been changed in so many ways, I have always been a proud mother of 4, I have always been a mother that loved to brag about her children now I have only 1 child that talks to me because it is just too painful for the others to see me in the state I have been in. I have just recently started leaving my home, I still cry for him constantly because what am I without the 4th child to complete my heart.
I am now working hard at rebuilding my life, I started walking again and getting out more and more. With the help of some very special friends we are having an event at Roosevelt Park in Bellingham on February 9th @ 2:30 PM and everyone is invited we will have Food, Music Performers, even helium balloons for everyone to write on and we will all release them at the same time to send Davonte' a message.
The day that this man decided to walk around a party that he was throwing with 2 knives and with only teenagers around i hope was an eye opener to all that it is not ok and because of him I will never be able to ever see my son graduate, get married, have children or even see that beautiful smile of his. When a person gets murdered it not only hurts that person but my child had a mother, father, grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and the list goes on, he never thought about who all gets impacted of a stupid decision he made that night then how it impacted us all by the prosecutor deciding to let him go. I just hope that my story will help others think twice before even thinking about making this same mistake.
I will forever love you Davonte' and I will be waiting for the day I get to see you again my sweet prince. I wrote this poem for him I hope you like it.
AS I LOOK UP AT THE STARS I LOOK TO SEE YOU AND I TRY TO SMILE DREAMING OF YOU SMILING BACK AT ME.
I KNOW YOU ARE CLOSE IN FACT AT TIMES I KNOW YOU ARE RIGHT HERE WITH ME BUT THEN YOU ARE STILL SO FAR AWAY. I DREAM OF YOU AT NIGHT AND THINK OF YOU ALL DAY EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY WITHOUT YOU IS LIKE A LIFETIME BUT I KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE A DAY IN MY FUTURE THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO HOLD YOU AGAIN AND TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.
SO UNTIL THEN I WILL KEEP LOOKING UP AT THE STARS LOOKING FOR YOU TO SMILE BACK AT ME MY SWEET PRINCE.