Another year has passed since my only son, Billy Jay Keys, passed. It has been 16 years since we all lost him on October 25, 2003. No matter how long it has been. No matter how much time has passed. It still hurts. A pain in the heart. An emptiness that cannot be explained. I hurt that wells up from the depths and seems to rest in my throat.
I try to always be positive and not sad but some days it just hits me and I cry. I cry for all that he lost and all that he could have achieved. I cry for my loss and the hurt that’s inside. I cry for all the people he touched and could have touched with his unique personality. But, I also smile remembering the unique child and man he was. I smile remembering the original way he viewed the world around him.
These are some pictures of some of his few belongings that were returned to me by the Coroner.
I made a memory picture page for Billy Jay “Billy Jay Keys Memories” on Flickr