Wednesday, November 23, 2005

CALLUM DAVID GREEN KNOWN AS PINK
1st July 1989 to 14th November 2005













My handsome baby, sweet 16.
My precious son was killed last week. He took my car out for a joyride and was killed instantly.
One of his friends started calling him "Pink" instead of Green our surname and it stuck with him. There were only 40 children left in school the afternoon of his funeral all the others were there including over 400 people. He was well liked. We as parents are finding out more about our son daily as people share with us who Callum was. He was a mischevious kid, he had that streak of naughtiness BUT he was so wonderful. He never hesitated to through his arms around his little Mum, he was over 6 feet where I am 5'2. He cuddled and kissed us frequently and we never tired of saying how much we love each other. All the kids and lots of the adults wore pink ribbons around their wrists in their hair around their necks, tied to shoes, hanging out of pockets, it was so heartwarming to us. There is so much I want to say and I know it is for me only that I write but it is part of the healing process.
Our hearts are broken and they won't ever be the same again, for me my husband David and our other two boys Andrew 20 and Cameron 18. But we have that deep assurance that strange peace in our hearts because he was a christian as we are and we know he is in Heaven. I could not go on otherwise, the pain would tear me apart.
He was a charming beautiful young man, I loved just looking at his face as I did constantly with him and his brothers, just soaking them in, loving them, knowing them, holding them close. He did get annoyed with me and let me know as only a child can. One of the last times I was gazing at his face and looking at his emerging whiskers he let me know just how fed up he did get with me. But that is OK, I would get annoyed with him at times too.
We still have family with us and will till the end of this week, then we will be on our own and the lonliness of his loss will hit even more. It is going tobe very hard. Cameron our 18 year old is leaving to go to Universiry early next year and we will be completely on our own as our oldest son Andrew is already flatting and he hopes to return to Melbourne Australia early in the new year. We will have big adjusting to do. My preious son, I love you so much and misss you so much and I am so angry at you for taking my car but my Dearest one I love you and treasure you so much in my heart, Your ever loving Mum

12 comments:

Judy Morphis said...

Judith, you have always been such a Christian inpiration to me and you still are. What a gorgeous child you were blessed with. My heart and prayers are with you through this difficult loss. Much love and hugs, Judy

Rissa said...

Oh, Judith, my heart breaks for you. It is a beautiful tribute.

Chloe said...

My Heart goes out to you all.

sandra said...

Judith, my heart is broken for you also. Hugs and God bless,

Maureen said...

Judith
Having also lost a precious son I share your grief.Your life will never be the same again,but you have such precious memories share them and keep
"pink" alive by reliving the memories,both the good and the not-so good.
Your beliefs will help you more than ever.Consider yourself blessed to have had the loan of such a precious jewel.
Sincerely,Maureen

Jacqui said...

I am so very very sorry - your word are truely moving and I hope your family will find the strength you need to support each other now and in the future.

Jo in NZ said...

Judith,I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you.
Aroha nui,
Jo

Sharon said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said... I can only pass on my sincere condolences...

abeautifulcraft said...

Hello Judith.... just want to send you some 'hugs' ... grief is never easy having walked the path myself with a daughter .... Your son lives still within 'you' .... and always will ....
more hugs
Sandie

katiejayinpa said...

Oh Judith, your tribute has touched me very much....losing one's child is not how it is supposed to happen...

katiejayinpa

katiejayinpa said...

Oh Judith,

Losing one's child is not how it is suppposed to happen. My deepest regards.

katiejayinpa

joan blizzard said...

Judith, no words can soften your feelings, but from one mum to another, please be comforted in your silent support, and thank God for the gift that you have which will enable you to create whilst you are here. Thank God for Christianity. It is a great comfort knowing that it is only a temporary parting. Love from Joan from Lakes