One I Never Thought I Would Need To Write

As Jackie and I set off for a drive this afternoon I received a phone call informing me of the death of Michael, my eldest son.

This was not expected. I can write no more now.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

270 thoughts on “One I Never Thought I Would Need To Write

  1. First I’ve seen your post Derrick, only heartfelt sorrow at reading of your son Michael’s passing. I’m heart broken for you and your family.

  2. Derrick, I am so so sorry and sending huge condolences and will be praying for all of you and especially that you find some sense it everything.

      1. Derrick,
        It so saddens me to know that your son died. Allow me to express my deepest condolences.
        I will be thinking of you and Jackie. It’s a tragedy in your life, the life of a good father, and in Jackie’s life, the life a good wife and dearest companion. X

  3. Derrick – I have no words to tell you how sorry I am for you and Jackie. Just yesterday I read one of your latest posts where you mentioned the freckles. I was somehow prompted to go back and read more of your older posts, and here I found this heartbreaking announcement. Sending love and my deepest condolences. Through your blog, you and your family have become dear to me.

  4. Because I have not been able to read too many blog posts in the last few weeks I missed this tragic event. I can’t tell you how bad I feel for you and Jackie, Derrick. May Michael rest in peace and his memory be a blessing to you. Many hugs from Arizona.

  5. Derrick, I just read this and I apologize for the late remarks. I can only offer my sincere condolences, Derrick. We have become friends thru IG, and friends grieve for each other Iā€™m certain moments. This is one moment when my heart feels your sadness. Please stay strong as you and your family work through your own grieving. Take care, Steve

  6. Derrick and Jackie, I did not read this until today. I was catching up on all I had missed over the last several weeks. I have no words that can help you bear the loss. I send you love.

      1. Busy and under the weather. But I am better and back at the exercising. Had a couple of weeks off of singing which helped. My thoughts are with you. I send on (probably badly paraphrased) Joe Biden’s words: One day the smile will come before the tears. I found them to be very true. Peace, my friend.

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