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Monday, July 16, 2012

How Life Plays Tricks On Us

Our 29 year old son has had health issues since he was 13, when he was diagnosed with both Diabetes and Addison's disease (a rare chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones). Diabetes is well known to most, the second one is less common. These two disorders work against each other and make them both complicated to manage.

On Saturday morning, 
our son was found dead in his flat 
by the home care nurse that checked up on him daily. 
He died from medical complications of his two disorders. 

We all know that life is fragile.
One small phone call, 
"we regret to inform you that your son is dead,"
and in those five seconds
everything is turned upside down.

We have known this could happen, 
but you can never be prepared for death,
and parents should never have to bury a child.
We are devastated.

Our son Geir Espen
born August 24, 1982
died July 14, 2012
He is free now, 
and may he rest in peace.


EG CameraGirl said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine how terrible this must be for you. I wish you all the best and hope that you can eventually find peace.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Inger I am so terribly sorry for your great loss. It has to be the hardest thing in the world. My thoughts are with you both.

Inge said...

Det gør mig så ondt for dig og din familie. Varme tanker til dig og familien.

Unknown said...

Inger, my heart is aching for you all, such terrible news. Take care my friend. xx

Gemma Wiseman said...

May you know that so many of us feel your pain in this difficult time! We are with you, showering you with as much peace as the winds may carry your way!

Clytie said...

Oh Inger, I am so sorry to read this post. I can't imagine your pain and loss, and my heart aches for you and your family.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend.

TexWisGirl said...

i came over from clytie's space today. inger, i am so very sorry for your loss. what a beautiful young man - gone too soon.

Evette Mendisabal said...

Inger, my heart is aching for you in your time of grief. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Your love will negate time and distance between you all.

Beth Niquette said...

I first heard about this on facebook. I want you to know you are not far from my heart and prayers as I walk through the day. ((hugs)) I'm working on something special for you, my dear.

Ah, I have no words, only know you are loved.

Mariane said...

Min Allerdybeste kondolence, Inger-M - Jeg kan ikke udtrykke min følelse for dit/jeres tab. Han ER fri nu og har det bedre der han er. Men ! - Det tager et stykke tid at blive nogenlunde "normal" igen. *Et stort internetkram fra København*

lorik said...

I am so sad to read this and so sad for you loss.

LindyLouMac said...

I was devastated to read this post, my condolences to you and the rest of the family. My thoughts will be with you and can only imagine as a Mother myself the pain you are in Inger.

Laura said...

Dearest Inger,
I have not been online much...I just saw this now. I am so deeply sorry my friend. Sending you hugs and shared tears from afar.

Cheryl said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you.

Anonymous said...

very nice article... thank to share.. i love it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Inger. I just wanted to come by to tell you I'm thinking of you. I read you on Facebook sometimes, but I don't go on there too often. I hope it helps a little to know that your virtual friends are thinking of you.

'Tsuki said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It won't get better with time : losing someone is so hard ; but you may learn to live with.

May he rest in peace.

Linda said...

What a handsome son. I am so sorry for your loss. ((Hugs))

We have lost two infant grandsons and our 6 yr. old granddaughter. Life is so very hard sometimes. The Lord has brought us peace and comfort..., and returned our joy. I pray for comfort, peace, and returned joy for you too.

God Bless!

Love, Linda said...

I am new to your blog to-day and to find this news is so sad you have written.

My sincere love goes to yur hubby and you at this time.

Your photography is lovely. As I leave here.

desertsandbeyond said...

I just came upon your blog today. I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I have one son and I cannot imagine your pain. Please, you have my prayers.

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