I loved Brandon, my son, with all my heart and soul.
I accepted my son for the person he was, when others would not...when they simply labeled him.
I did not wish to change him into someone else, because he was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul, and was a shining light every day to his friends, myself and everyone he met.
I tried to lift him, help him, support him, and encourage him to fight his demons, to remind him gently every day that he had a future, and that I would always be there for him unconditionally.
With a kind, gentle, open heart, Brandon always greeted everyone with a smile. He had a heart of gold and was a passionate caring individual.
A self proclaimed “Mama’s boy”, which I will cherish each and every second, and minute of every day.
To think I will never see his beautiful blue eyes and that beautiful smile, saying “Hey Mama!” again… literally shakes me to the core of my being. I feel my soul and my heart is broken into a million pieces, that will never be healed.
Through this young man’s deepest lows, and highest highs, I loved him.
I listened to his fears, his hopes, his dreams, and will forever carry them in my heart.
I loved him and his deepest secrets, and did not judge him for them.
My son battled addiction that in the end he was not strong enough to conquer. As many others may have had to bear witness too with loved ones of their own.
I encourage everyone to never turn your back on someone struggling with addiction. They have a name. The are some ones son, daughter, husband, wife, father or mother. They are no less than you, simply someone that has lost their way and need help finding their way back.
A grieving mother....
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