The meaning of life and death...from a mom's perspective

Death calls us to do more…

My love could never be lessened… By death… Never… We never saw Scott again…But our love was never diminished by his death… We flew out to Colorado…and met with the park employees… His dad, his friend, Jay and me… We had to see where he was, meet with the doctor…seen only four days earlier…talk with the pathologist, the coroner…and sit …

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The shock of it…

This cannot be happening! The love for my son and the need to keep Scott safe was a deep internal need…I know I am not alone as a parent with this need So WHY did this happen? HOW could my child of nineteen be left alone for a whole weekend when they knew he had strep throat? In a dorm …

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Life Changing Days…

When the pain became so painful… When my love for Scott became more painful than I could have ever imagined… I could never have been ready for the days that consumed me with grief and sorrow. …It was relentless and cruel. The pain felt not only emotional…but truly…physical. The emptiness and fear, loneliness and aloneness…brought to me to a place …

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Pain

How can I ever see there is meaning in this scary, unthinkable thing called death? Could I have seen that death teaches early in my grief? After Scott died…each day took me away from my past reality as I entered into this new one. And yet…as you might know…I could not give up easily to move…forward. I wanted the past…my …

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A Lifeline

How can I survive this life without Scott? This life, my life…was changed forever on May 20, 1994. The love of my life, the focus of my love and attention for nineteen amazing years was this child. He made me a mom. I did not think I would or could survive Scott’s death. At times…I wanted out more than I …

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Death Came

Who Am I? I am Sara Ruble…a mom from Ohio. I am Scott’s mom. Scott died at nineteen…so suddenly that my life has never been the same…nor could it be. Grief is the hardest thing I will ever endure…this I know for certain. I also know it taught me a whole lot…about life, about LOVE, about death, about myself, about …

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