Father’s Day

From my journal dated June 16, 2002:

Another “first.” I hate these “firsts.” They’re not like the fun ones – first baby steps, first house, first date, first to graduate. It doesn’t seem like there are any fun firsts left – they all seem painful.

After church, we went out to breakfast with Jenna. After she and Eric went to work, Joe called John MacFarlane to see if they wanted to go see a movie with us. Janice was out of town, but John met us for an early show.

You know, it’s a small thing for him to go to a movie with us. We didn’t really do anything else but go to a movie together, but it’s so nice to have someone do something with us! It just makes the day not seem so long!

We ran into Tom Sutton there, too. He gave me the biggest hug and asked about Jason getting his diploma from the college. It was nice to be around someone who doesn’t shy away from us or from talking about Jason.

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About Rebecca Carney - One Woman's Perspective

My name is Becky Carney. My husband, Joe, and I have been married for 40 years. We have two living children, Eric (37) and Jenna (32). We lost a baby in utero at 19 weeks in 1987. In 2002, our middle son, Jason (19), and his best friend, Alina (20), were broadsided by a drunk driver who was going at least twice the speed limit. They both died instantly. This blog is written from my perspective as a bereaved parent. I don't claim to know what it's like to walk in anyone else's shoes. Each situation is different; each person is different. Everyone handles grief differently. But if I can create any degree of understanding of what it's like to be a parent who has lost a child, then I have succeeded in my reason for writing this blog.

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