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volume 1

volume 2

volume 3,

volume 4

volume 5,

volume 6

volume 7

volume8

volume 9 

volume 10

Welcome

Volume One of the Guestbook

Thank you for stopping by.

Here are what some previous guests have written about my web site:

Feb 10, 1997 - 20:04 -

Comments about the web site: Steve, I feel so priviledged to be the first person to sign your guestbook. The hair on my neck is still standing....and my heart is pounding. I know the loss of losing a child. I don't know the loss of losing two. We have our loss and our faith in common. We have arrived at some of the same conclusions. Your page has touched me deeply. I hurt for you......and I rejoice with you. I know you understand that. Love & Peace, Bill
My name is: Proud Father of Michael 10-03-72 to 10-23-93
From: - zoom@zoom.baton-rouge.la.us
How I found your page: "God-incidence"


Feb 13, 1997 - 12:53 -

Comments about the web site: On the connection page, the blue on the left side is so dark that I can't read what is in that area. The rest of the site is great. Thank you for having something like this.
My name is: My son killed himself May 30, 1995. It has been very difficult at times. I don't understand why he did it. I work three jobs and my husband works 13 hour days. Sometimes I think it is because it keeps us busy enough not to think about what happen.
From: - ckessman@cheerful,com
How I found your page: I looked up compassionate friends and clicked on yours.


Mar 20, 1997 - 00:17 -

Comments about the web site: I am at a loss for words. My heart goes out to you! I have suffered the loss of my only child Charlie,age17. There is no way I can fathom the depth of your losses. Thank you for sharing your sweet girls stories wuth us. They sound truly delightful! Surely they are God's special little angels. May God continue to comfort us as we struggle here on earth. Donna Our children are neighbors on the empty arms ring, I hope the same is true in Heaven!
My name is: Donna, married to Dennis, bereaved parents of Charlie Ranallo
From: - DRan95@aol.com
How I found your page: empty arms ring


Mar 24, 1997 - 23:15 -

Comments about the web site: Steve, Thanks for sharing your story. I have loss my son,Kyle in August 1996. He was 17 yrs. old. Only another bereaved parent can understand the feelings that one has. I have found that talking with other bereaved parents really helps me through the pain. The hurt at times is overwhelming!!! Somedays are harder than others, at least I have started remembering the good rather than the bad (the 10 days leading up to his death). You are a special person being able to make this web site, I hope I can be that open at a later date. As they say---time helps. I do write to recently bereaved parents to try to reach out to them. I attempt to explain what I have encountered and learned about grief. I hope they can learn from my experiences, it seems to put more meaning in the loss of my son. You change forever after such a loss. Thanks again for the site, it's beautiful!!!!! Jerry Fink
My name is: 40 years old, no more children, now divorced as of 3/20/97
From: - wabbit@intertex.net
How I found your page: Someone e-mailed it to me, you maybe?


Mar 25, 1997 - 17:56 -

Comments about the web site: Outstanding, Touching Web pages....Would like to link you to my family web page....Let me know by email...I will refer others here...great information..very touching verses of your children.. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a loved one. Peace and Love to all, Rose
My name is: TBI Survivor, Loss of children, I bid everyone Peace and Harmony in the years ahead.
From: - oregonrose@prodigy.net
How I found your page: I was just on the Prodigy Bb's..under Grief/loss...noticed your posting.


Mar 25, 1997 - 18:04 -

Comments about the web site: Outstanding, Touching Web pages....Would like to link you to my family web page....Let me know by email...I will refer others here...great information..very touching verses of your children.. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a loved one. Peace and Love to all, Rose
My name is: TBI Survivor, Loss of children, I bid everyone Peace and Harmony in the years ahead.
From: - oregonrose@prodigy.net
How I found your page: I was just on the Prodigy Bb's..under Grief/loss...noticed your posting.


Mar 28, 1997 - 21:23 -

Comments about the web site: Very touching, the stories about your children are beautiful. I would love to do something like that. My 9 year old son Eric was killed 7 years ago. I have never been able to bring myself to focus on such a tribute to him. I still can't seem to remain sane if I dwell on thinking about losing him for too long. Was it a release to be able to do that about your daughters?
My name is: Mother of twins, a boy and girl, 3 years old
From: - ejctjl@usit.net
How I found your page: Someone e-mailed it to me


Mar 28, 1997 - 21:23 -

Comments about the web site: Very touching, the stories about your children are beautiful. I would love to do something like that. My 9 year old son Eric was killed 7 years ago. I have never been able to bring myself to focus on such a tribute to him. I still can't seem to remain sane if I dwell on thinking about losing him for too long. Was it a release to be able to do that about your daughters?
My name is: Mother of twins, a boy and girl, 3 years old
From: - ejctjl@usit.net
How I found your page: Someone e-mailed it to me


Mar 29, 1997 - 21:55 -

Comments about the web site: Beverly, here. First of all, thanks for your answer to my plea for help. Second, thanks for caring. My note I'm leaving is one of desperation. I have been fighting the system for a year for my son who is innocent of crime because there wasn't one. I can't understand my situation and why................... who are you?
My name is: wife, mother, grandmother, 41 yrs. lost my foundations.
From: - ahobbit@flash.net
How I found your page: begging for help.


Mar 29, 1997 - 22:09 -

Comments about the web site: Forgive me. I feel so ashamed for even asking for your help. I don't want to lose my son. I've lost my grandson and my family is so numb from all of this I have just been reaching out. To have someone with the pain that you have endured take the time to help me makes me ashamed for asking for help. God Bless You and give you peace. Beverly
My name is: I have been naive about justice and truth. I told my son he would be okay if he just told the truth. I was wrong.
From: - ahobbit@flash.net
How I found your page: Searching


Mar 30, 1997 - 20:56 -

Comments about the web site: Sir, thank you for your web site. I lost my daughter, Brandi Lynn, on June 22, 1996. Brandi was 19 days shy of being 17 years old. Brandi was killed instantly in an auto accident. In this same accident, I came as close as possible to losing my daughter Brooke. She sustained a traumatic head injury, requiring a life flight 120 miles south to Houston. She was rushed into brain surgery, there were no options. Today, she is a miracle. She is maintaining all A's in her freshman courses at school. I am so grateful that Brooke's life was spared, but I have the burden of losing my daughter, my friend, my hero, my Brandi. I can't imagine your pain at losing two of your beloved children. I pray that God holds our children in the most tender spot of His heart until at last, we are reunited. Again, thank you for your web site - it is a much needed comfort.
My name is: My name is Barbara. I have two surviving children: Brooke (15) and Cody (13)
From: - brbrco@lcc.net
How I found your page: I found your site while surfing the Empty Arms links


Mar 30, 1997 - 20:56 -

Comments about the web site: Sir, thank you for your web site. I lost my daughter, Brandi Lynn, on June 22, 1996. Brandi was 19 days shy of being 17 years old. Brandi was killed instantly in an auto accident. In this same accident, I came as close as possible to losing my daughter Brooke. She sustained a traumatic head injury, requiring a life flight 120 miles south to Houston. She was rushed into brain surgery, there were no options. Today, she is a miracle. She is maintaining all A's in her freshman courses at school. I am so grateful that Brooke's life was spared, but I have the burden of losing my daughter, my friend, my hero, my Brandi. I can't imagine your pain at losing two of your beloved children. I pray that God holds our children in the most tender spot of His heart until at last, we are reunited. Again, thank you for your web site - it is a much needed comfort.
My name is: My name is Barbara. I have two surviving children: Brooke (15) and Cody (13)
From: - brbrco@lcc.net
How I found your page: I found your site while surfing the Empty Arms links


Mar 31, 1997 - 21:07 -

Comments about the web site: I just ran across a great site: http://pages.prodigy.com/gifts/grief.htm. I'll be adding it to my links, but until I get to the right computer, I wanted to make a note here so visitors would know about the site.
My name is:
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How I found your page: It is my page :)


Apr 2, 1997 - 12:44 -

Comments about the web site: I was touched by your web site. I lost my 16 year old daughter in a one car rollover and no one had any answers for me. They say it just happened and it was one of those things. I feel death is hardest to deal with when you have no reason why.
My name is: I am the mother of Dannial Nicol Rich a star that was put out to soon.
From: - richland@magiclink.com
How I found your page: Someone emailed it to me


Apr 3, 1997 - 23:55 -

Comments about the web site:
My name is: 38, realtor, recently separated, lost daughter 8 months ago
From: - kismepls@aol.com
How I found your page: skipping around


Apr 4, 1997 - 00:10 -

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Apr 4, 1997 - 00:19 -

Comments about the web site:
My name is: My name is Dee. I am 38 yrs old. My two daughters were in an automobile accident on July 9th, 1996. My precious beautiful daughter Valerie was killed. She was my soul mate and my best friend and my life will never be happy again without her. My older daughter Brandi moved away she could not take the memories. My husband and I separated.
From: - kismepls@aol.com
How I found your page: compassionate friends,


Apr 11, 1997 - 02:37 -

Comments about the web site: Hi, This is Arlene Jacobs . I'm a new member of the Mourning Ring, and using my brother's computer to view the pages. Please visit my home page. http://www.neosoft.com/~acoustic/wwwarlenejhp.html
My name is: I'm married, 33 yr old, SAH-Mom
From: - jacobs@wsnet.com
How I found your page: Following the ring


Apr 18, 1997 - 03:01 -

Comments about the web site: This is a good site. There is so much great support out there. I lost my baby the day after he was born. He was born on March 21, 1997. It hurts and is really, really, hard. So it great to know that people, even stangers do care. Thank you.
My name is: Melissa Arnold
From: - mailman@citcom.net
How I found your page: just looking around


Apr 20, 1997 - 00:20 -

Comments about the web site:
My name is: I am a fragment devastated by the Judicial System.
From: - mlowry@uab.campus.mci.net
How I found your page: Empty Arms Ring


Apr 29, 1997 - 18:18 -

Comments about the web site: I've been "surfing" the net for the last week, searching through sites pertaining to grief. My husband and I lost our 14 year old son, our only child, to suicide on Feb.24, 1997. We are still in shock, but realization seems to sink in, in bits and pieces. Like other bereaved parents, we are truly devasted. I just want to let you know I appreciated visiting your homepage. I'm astounded by the work of many of the bereaved paents in what they do to help others and themselves, and in the beautiful way they memorialize their children. I'm a beginner when it comes to the computer, our son was the expert; so I'm just muddling along with my search on the net. Sincerely, Anita Triplett. Email: trip@voicenet.com
My name is: I believe I did in my message.
From: - trip@voicenet.com
How I found your page: going from one site to another


May 3, 1997 - 23:05 -

Comments about the web site: Our 30 year old son committed suicid May 16, 1995. No drugs or alcohol were involved. He had phoned me 2 days before on Mothers day. He left a wife and 3 children devestated. May is not my best month. My faith in God has sustained and comforted me.
My name is: [above]
From: - ktraub@awinc.com
How I found your page: surfing and looking for grief related sites


May 4, 1997 - 00:10 -

Comments about the web site: Interesting reading for someone who lost a loved one and is trying to understand what my father is facing. After a year, he is still pretty guilt ridden (it was the suicide of my brother..) and can't even look at a picture of him. I am just the opposite and went about life not even thinking of him, but since his suicide I keep his picture on my desk so I never will forget what he looked like...
My name is: 34, Brother killed himself last year around this time..
From: - crashe@micro-net.com
How I found your page: Web search


May 10, 1997 - 04:59 -

Comments about the web site: Thanks for a most helpful, compassionate page.
My name is: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3909
From: - daufin@olypen.com
How I found your page: Looking for articles, poetry about surviving the loss of a love.


May 10, 1997 - 05:02 -

Comments about the web site: Thanks for a most helpful, compassionate page.Would like to link to your page. Please email me. I am building a site and would like to create a healing space. Truly, B.Peters
My name is: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3909
From: - daufin@olypen.com
How I found your page: Looking for articles, poetry about surviving the loss of a love.


May 16, 1997 - 22:40 -

Comments about the web site: Dear Steve: I am in the process of developing a website for parents who have lost infants and would like to include a link to your site, to your site..Fathers are so often neglected when a baby dies. I apprediate your sharing your experience with the world. Regards, Dawn Reagan
My name is: I am 40, have two sons 2 & 8, but lost twins 12 yrs ago and had other problems.
From: - dkreagan@erols.com
How I found your page: Multi search engine search usint WebTurbo


Jun 22, 1997 - 01:21 -

Comments about the web site: I always wondered what happened when an aol guestbook filled up. Glad to see you saved all the old posts and started a new volume.
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Jul 10, 1997 - 13:16 -

Comments about the web site: Hello!I am a surviver.I lost my son,Jacob 9 years ago,but somedays it feels like yesterday. He was only 4 1/2 months old.And our first child. http://www.geocities.com/heartland/prairie/jacob.htm
My name is: I am a 30 year old mother of 3 including my son,Jacob.I like to read,write poetry & paint/draw.
From: - centaur@infoblvd.net
How I found your page: Webring


Jul 10, 1997 - 13:16 -

Comments about the web site: Hello!I am a surviver.I lost my son,Jacob 9 years ago,but somedays it feels like yesterday. He was only 4 1/2 months old.And our first child. http://www.geocities.com/heartland/prairie/jacob.htm
My name is: I am a 30 year old mother of 3 including my son,Jacob.I like to read,write poetry & paint/draw.
From: - centaur@infoblvd.net
How I found your page: Webring


Aug 3, 1997 - 10:31 -

Comments about the web site: My name is Bob Lavender. I have not suffered a loss of the kind discussed herein, but I appreciate the experiences of those who have. I hope to become "one" with them by knowing of their experiences and helping to carry their burden. My church provides the opportunities to grow in this way.
My name is:
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Aug 18, 1997 - 09:25 -

Comments about the web site: I have visited your site before- at a different URL, perhaps?  (she visited at http://members.aol.com/Ethesis/sloss.htm before the move to http://adrr.com/living/ ). Anyway, I applaud your willingness to share your experiences with others...Perhaps together we can make a difference in the lives of others who have experienced such tragic losses and don't know where to turn...Congratulations also on the birth of your daughter and the successful surgery. Seems like a new chapter in your life :-)
My name is: I am married, the mother of two boys ages 2 and 8, and lost identical twin boys to prematurity 12 years ago.
From: - dkreagan@brandywine.net


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