Losing Your Only Son

by vildemose

I remember this feeling—this vast empty feeling at my back—as if, were I to turn around there would be nothing there to see, just space, infinity, blindness. I felt utterly still inside. The thing was done. My father was dead. As I read the story of Iranian Pasadena couple losing their son this morning, I felt the same vast emptiness again although I don't know this family and don't live in the same State.

One of our own has just lost his only son. One of the most powerful ways to move through grief is to recognize that you're not alone, that someone else has also walked this path of heartbreak and devastation. Help them work through their pain by reaching out to them in any way you can.I t can be incredibly powerful to meet and talk with other people who understand what you are feeling and experiencing. Reach out to them and don't let them breave in isolation.



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by yolanda on

It is so tragic! The kid was so sweet! He was forced to grow up and to act as his dad's attorney to get his dad the visa.

     I can imagine the emptiness in this couple's hearts. Absolutely nothing can erase the pain! It is hard to bury a child!!! It is hard!

Thanks for posting the article. I hope we all cherish life and live our lives to the fullest! 


Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

"Cactus in the Desert"


DK: I was confused too. I

by vildemose on

DK: I was confused too. I think the official cause of death is yet to be determined but alcohol and asthma medication were involved in compounding the cause.

Darius Kadivar

Very Sad indeed

by Darius Kadivar on

I looked through the article very quickly but I didn't quite understand what their son died from. They say a heart attack due to drinking or mixing alcohol and medics ? Or did I miss something.

God Bless ...