Hi, my son passed away on July 18, 2004 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head; he was 19 years old. I just went and visited him yesterday and all the emotions of grieving are still there. I cried and ached for him to come back, even though I know he won't. We have his name on an in-ground plaque at the foot of his plot. It was overgrown with weeds and grass. I cleaned all that off and you can see his name again. I also put fresh flowers in the pots on each side of his headstone. Over the years, his friends have left memorobilia that they shared with Daniel when he was alive. For instance, he used to wear a folded up bandana on his wrist and there are many bandanas on the site wrapped around the flower pots. There were also bird droppings on the headstone and I cleaned those off. I felt better that I had done all those things and I could go home in peace. As I was doing all those things, I continuously talked to him as if he were present there with me; it make me feel better. Thanks for listening.
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