A mother’s grief 12 years later: Westley Thorin Keaton Roberts
It has been 12 years today since your light was snuffed out… I am still here on earth, lingering in a mother’s nowhere-land somewhere between life and death… I am still asking why. I am still lamenting the miscarriage of justice. I have already written extensively on this topic. I have provided my readers with “catch up” links. I don’t have the heart to say much more. I love you Westley Thorin Keaton Roberts. I will never forget you or stop holding the memory of your life in my heart.
This is a video of art I have created between March of 2009 and September 2010. It is set to a song written by a friend of mine in real life from High School after the murder of my only child, Westley Thorin Keaton Roberts (Westley Keaton means ~man from the field where the Hawks go in Gaelic)
Westley Thorin Keaton Roberts
Justice miscarried (murderer acquitted on a technicality Jan 2001)
for more information on Westley’s short life, please see the following blog post:
A grieving mama far from home needs her baby’s grave tended. In Hillsdale, Michigan there is a catholic cemetery. The link is to the parish.
contact info St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
11 N. Broad St.
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Office – 517-437-3305
Fax – 517-437-0034
They should be able to direct you to the cemetery. Just inside the gate by the fair grounds is a big pine tree. Seek out the gravestone of a murdered infant with a puppy on the stone. The name on the stone is Westley Thorin Keaton Roberts. Please clear away the leaves from his stone. Please tell him his mother still loves him and is still crying. If you can, please lay some red flowers there or release red balloons with seeds attached, so that love may grow at random for his memory. October 24, 1998 – May 6, 2000 gone far too soon, but my son, I feel your presence still. http://stanthonypadua.catholicweb.com/
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Genuinely cool window!br /Well spotted.
I miss my son so very much. I still harbor a lot of anger towards the man who snuffed out his life and used connections to not only get away with it but to also erase the online obituary with the newspaper. There’s nothing I can do about any of these things so I’m left depressed and angry at least during the anniversary and birthday periods but many other times of the year as well if I’m honest about it. Many over the years have offered to seek revenge on him on my behalf and I always turn them down. Why you might ask? Because I refuse to sink to his level and I don’t want my karma or anyone else’s karma to be damaged in the act of revenge. I cannot forgive him in spite of nearly 19 years of trying. I will never forget either. My son meant too much to me to just forget. I intended to end the cycle of abuse by raising my son without abuse and to make a functional family with my boy as the foundation stone to a better way to live. I’ve realized that dream with my current husband but I’ll never be able to have more children. Cancer surgery took that away. If only I knew then what I know now about cannabis, then I might have been able to have more kids. It’s probably for the best however, my grief over my son would have made me exceedingly overprotective of any other child. I’m overprotective of even my friends children and my great nieces and nephews in law. I miss him so much and I will for all my days.
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