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Introduction

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Adam Benjamin Clark May 19, 1977 – September 27, 1983

I once believed the worst thing a parent can experience is the death of a child.

I was wrong.

Worse is:

          *being accused of murdering that child.

          *having your surviving child ripped out of your arms and life.

          *watching that child grieve and suffer and being powerless to help.

 

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2 Responses to “Introduction”

  • Martha:

    Hi I am so sorry for you , my 34 year old only child (son) was murdered 2yrs ago by a so called old school friend .I am still very broken,this guy stabbed my son10 Times after. Inviting him to stay with him .my son drove 24 hours to be able to work things out with his wife who took the kids from Florida without him or us knowing my son has 4 young kids , the killer had a wife and 2 young boys ,he was commitent to stand trial 3 times he only got involuntary manslaughter.10-15 yrs ! We got the life sentence.I cry everyday don’t sleep , no meds ,phychatrist ,nothing is helping ,it’s the worst thing I Wii ever go thru . my prayers are with you,God bless you.

  • Joyce:

    My prayers are with you, Martha. There is nothing worse than the death of a child by violence. The grief, shock, and sorrow never ends. There is no ‘resolution.’ There is only time and with time, hopefully, comes distance. I hope you find some peace. It helps when the guilty party is found guilty, but not much. You, the grieving parent, receive a longer than life sentence. There will be no end to it. Every anniversary, every birthday, every holiday, every passing moment will be a reminder of what and who you no longer have in your life. Have you looked up an organization called Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)? Please do. I attend on a regular basis and now facilitate a small group. Meeting with other parents of murdered children helps me to know I am not alone. And you, Martha, are not alone.

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