Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Loss Of Our Son Way Too Soon!

Only just 18 short years
I love this cute little buddy.  I miss him so much.  It's with so much sadness that I share our loss of him at this time.  He slipped and fell to his death during a hiking accident on Friday afternoon.  My heart is way too full at this time to share much more.  But we have experienced so much love and support through family and friends.  Thank heavens for the gospel and Priesthood blessings too.  There is so much to do now to prepare for a funeral and burial.  A mother shouldn't have to bury a child.  My daughter Kali has a beautiful way with words and shares some very tender emotions and feelings about her little brother.  If you want to read more please visit her blog(Be prepared with a kleenex)  


LyndiLou said...

Ohhh Susette... we sure love you guys! We're still crying about it over here and sending all the love, hope, prayers, wishes and good thoughts that we possibly can. We are SOOO lucky to know he's ok now, aren't we?!? Now it's just about making sure you guys are ok. You and Kali are amazing examples and we love you. We're here, SUPER CLOSE, if you need anything. SERIOUSLY! Love you lots! *HUGS*

Unknown said...

Oh Susette. Sweet Friend. Crying along with you, and sending my prayers! Love you!

Cynthia said...

NO! Oh hon, I am so, so, so sorry! I cannot begin to imagine the sorrow- what a handsome, wonderful young man.

Know this, when you NEED to 'talk', write, cry- you can spill whatever you need to here. The happy, sad, anger, ugly- ALL of it. We will be here, reading, doing the best we can to hold you up through the unimaginable.

My Aunt has suffered through losing one of her 16 year twins in a hiking accident a few years ago. It is not something any Mom should EVER experience. Oh, I just don't know what to say except we're here. We care.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh...I am so sorry. I can't even imagine. My heart is so heavy for you. I pray that peace will be with you. Oh my gosh. How shocking! Oh Susette. I'm praying for you.

tammy said...

I am so sorry to hear this Susette. Please know you and your family are in my prayers, and I hope you can feel of our Heavenly Father's love for you at this time.

LL said...

My heart just aches for you and your family! you are right, a mother should not have to bury a child. I'm so sorry!
Kali's blog has been so touching, thank you for sharing this part of your family with us.
I fasted with your family in mind today, I pray you feel comfort and peace and much love!

Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

I am so sorry! Sending hugs, love and prayers your way.


Brenda said...

I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers.
Sending you a hug.
Love, Brenda

Michele said...

I am so sorry, what a shock it was to read this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

CB said...

I am in shock. I am so sorry. This is heartbreaking.
My prayers and my heartfelt wish for peace goes out to you and your family.

Loralee and the gang... said...

I just heard a few minutes ago. My heart just breaks for you and your family - but to know that you have an eternal family is of great comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Erin said...

Susette, I am so, so sorry. What a handsome young man. I will be praying for you and your family.

The Urioste Family said...

Dear Susette,
We just finished reading Kali's letters, they are extraordinary. Your family is amazing during this trying time. We wish with all our heart that there was something we could do to ease your pain and comfort all of you at this time. We love you and we will keep all of you in constant thought and prayer. Our deepest sympathy and love to you and your family.
Joe and Steffney Urioste

Kimberly said...

My heart is so full and so sad for you and your family. I wish there were something I could do to help. My prayers are with you. May the love of our Savior comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Shauna said...

Dearest Susette,

I want you to know you and your family are loved very much! May His love be with you at this time and Eternally. My family is praying and fasting for you and your family. Also putting your families names on the Temple prayer roll. Bless you my sweet precious friend! BIG WARM HUGS and lots of love to you and yours!

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Rowbury Family said...

I am friends with Kali, we went to Jr. High and part of High School together. I read her blog and I thought I would come over to your blog and tell you how sorry I am for you and your family. Like so many others I will be praying for you guys. I hope you can feel the love of our Heavenly Father at this time in your life.


Shawn said...

This has brought me to tears----I have felt your loss so deeply, and I just wish that I could hug you and hug you so you know how much my thoughts and love are with you. You are such an amazing woman and mother and I will keep you in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. OXOXOX
Please take care and I hope to see you in June....

Rhonda said...

Susette, our family is praying and loving on you. Know that we are here for you. We love you.

heather said...

So, so sorry to hear this. I am thinking of you and praying for you.

April said...

All our love and prayers.
April (Anderson) Rosenthal

Stacey said...

I just want you to know I love you all, you're all in our thoughts and prayers, he certainly was a wonderful and handsome young man! He will truly be missed! I'm so grateful for Eternal Families!

*juli* said...

I read Kali's blog, and my heart is broken for you and your family. Here is a poem I hope you find comforting, even just a little bit.
I'll lend you for a little time
a Child of Mine, He said,
For you to love the while he lives
and mourn for when he's dead.

It may be six or seven years
or twenty-two or three
But will you, till I call him back,
take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you
and should his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories
as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay
since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down here,
I want this child to learn.

I've looked this wide world over
in search of teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd Life's lane
I have decided You.

Now will you give him all your love
nor think the labor vain
And hate Me when I come to call
to take him back again?

I fancy that I heard them say
Dear Lord, Thy Will be done.
For all the joy this child will bring
the risk of grief we'll run,

We'll shelter him with tenderness
we'll love him while we may
And for the Happiness we've known
forever grateful stay.

And should the angels call for him
much sooner than we planned
We'll brave the bitter grief that came
and try to understand.

Scott and Kristy said...

We are so sorry for your loss, May your memories of Porter bring you comfort and keep him close in heart... You are in our prayers.

Jillene said...

Oh Susette. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rachel Sue said...


I am so, so so sorry. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I am so sorry.

Michele Ashman Bell said...

Hi Susette,
I don't even know you but I heard about what happened and my heart breaks for you and your family. I have you in my prayers.
Michele Bell

Anonymous said...

Susette I am soooo sorry to hear this news. My whole heart aches for you and your family. What a tragedy to go through. I'm sure you are numb and just going through the motions. All that is required to prepare takes so much energy and effort in such a short amount of time. May God bless you and your family during this difficult trial. Please know that my thoughts, love, prayers, and fasting will be for you and your family. God bless you.

Kate said...

I am so shocked. I just can't believe it. I wish there was something that I could say or do, as mothers we love our kids SO much. As I am writing this, I too am crying. I am so sorry. I wish there was something more I could do. I know that you will be comforted during this but that doesn't change things. You will be in my prayers and thoughts. Even though I don't know you too much, I feel like we have connected because of so many things in our lives. Thanks for being my friend and I will be praying for you.

alpinekleins said...

My mother's heart is breaking for you as I read this. I'm so sorry for this sudden loss in your family, your sweet son. Please know I will be thinking of you with a prayer in my heart always.


The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Oh my goodness Susette!!! I'm just bawling my eyes out and my heart is breaking for you. I'm so sorry and am just so impressed and amazed by your courage and faith. I don't have words but just know I'm praying for you and your family!!!

Heatherlyn said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I will be praying for you. I am sorry.

The Mommy-Files said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I pray that Heavenly Father will comfort you and your family during this time. Hang in there. You have family and friends (and bloggers) around you who love you.

Kristina P. said...

Susette, I am so sorry for your much too early loss. He was clearly a tremendous young man.

I am thinking and praying for you and your family.

Mormon Mommy Blogs said...


I don't know what to say that will will lift your heavy heart. My prayer is that you will feel the arms of your Savior carrying you during this most difficult trial. He lives, and I know assuredly that Porter will again as well.

We all love, we are all praying for you and we are all here when you need us.


Omgirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this, Susette. I have admired you from a distance and commented occasionally for a couple of years now. It saddens me to think of how hard this is for you. I lost my sweet father at a young age; but I can't imagine how much worse this is for you. If there is anything I can do to help, though I am mostly a stranger, please don't hesitate to ask. I will pray for your comfort.

Mrs. O said...

I just can't imagine the heartbreak, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a handsome young man he is. I am thinking of and praying for you. Many hugs.

Sher said...

Susette, I am so, so sorry for you loss. I pray that you and your family may be at peace and be comforted at this time.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Jenny said...

Dear Susette,

It has been some time since I have visited your blog. As life has been so busy I have not had much time to blog like I use to. Today out of the blue, I thought of you. I quickly came home to find that some how I had lost the link to your blog. Magically I was able to find it again. I am so sorry to read about your lost. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. I will keep you in my prayers. May Heavenly Father heal your tender broken heart.


Have a blessed day! said...

I've been away from blogging and came to your page to see this news. My heart aches for you and your family.