Austin Melville -Rochester, Mn. 11-27-10

by Sandy-Austin's Mom
(Rochester, Mn.)


This photo is to be with Austin Melville's story.

Today is day 47 without my beautiful son. I can't bear to think
of never being able to see him walk through the door, or be n his room.
I wake up every morning to realize I have to face another day with out him.
I pray every night that I don't wake up, that I can be with him.
I miss him so much and don't want to live my life without him.
Without Austin is not a life, its being condemned to an exsistence without
my son !! He lost everything. He lost his hopes, his dreams, his aspirations.
He will never be able to marry his Katie of almost 4 years and live the life they
were planning together. This horrid drunk waste of an individual that took my innocent son away and took his wonderful life away at only 23 should not have a chance. Austin had no chance, the worthless drunk hit him so hard with his car in the crosswalk that Austin had no cardiac activity when arriving in the ER only blocks away.The cause of Austin's horrific death was a factured skull, in addition to a torn carotid artery, internal bleeding and no cadiac activity.
Mom's are supposed to make things better, make the pain go away, I can't even hug him or hold him ever again. Austin I love you and can't bear the thought
of not having you here. All my love to you my little guy....Mom

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May 01, 2014
Wow!! NEW
by: Anonymous

Sandy,
Thank you for coming to our school today in Cleveland, MN! Your story is heart wrenching and I can't imagine losing one of my 3 sons!! You are doing a awesome job at speaking, keep up the good work and I hope all who hear you realize that this is a very serious matter!!

Thanks,
Angie Voit

Apr 22, 2011
overwhelmed
by: Joe

I have just completed 2 weeks of sobriety. I've been attending AA meetings and church. I am soo sorry for your loss. The shame I feel is overwhelming !!! I must admit that I have driven after a few drinks many times in the past, never got into an accident, Thank god. I decided it was time for a change. The sadness we alcoholics cause is unexcusable ! I will pray for you and all the victims families. I will remember your story when I need strength during my moments of weakness. God Bless.

Mar 31, 2011
Your story touched me
by: Jody

I lost my "other mother" from a drunk driver when I was only about 7 years old. I now have a 10 yr old son and I cant imagine living life without him, I too would want to die just to be with him. I want you to know that I have had a few drinks and driven in the past. Because of your story I will NEVER do it again, and that is a promise I make to you. Austin did not die in vain, please keep telling his story so that you may touch others as you did me. God bless you and may he ease your pain.

Mar 18, 2011
your austin
by: andrea kilpela

to sandy and family-
keep up the good work you are doing on austin's behalf to let EVERYONE know how wrong this is. This will never change until laws are stricter so people get the message that driving is a privilege not a free ticket to kill innocent people.

Feb 28, 2011
Im very sorry
by: Anonymous

I dont know what its like to lose a son or a family member but just 3 weeks ago a friend of mine was involved in drunk accident myself having to be the one to call 911. Its hard dealing with the loss of a loved one. But god will never give us more then we cant handle. Your family and you are in my prayers. Just always keep in mind he is looking down apon you. He is with you in soul and in your hearts!!

Feb 15, 2011
Sadness
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have two small children and I pray everyday for their protection from that which is seen and unseen and from any bad decisions that I have made or they may make. Life is so unkown; like walking through fog and no matter what happens...we die, there's sadness, and those around us go on as if our loved one whom we've lost never existed. As mothers we never forget, we literally let our hearts out of our bodies to walk independently through this place we call the world.

Jan 26, 2011
Losing
by: nike chick

Im so soryy I dont know what it feels like to lose a loved one. Just before you go to bed pray and say god please bless my sons soul and let it be in memeory, thats what I do with my grandparents, but they died when I was like 2 so. SORRRRRYYYYYY 4 YOUR LOSS! RIP AUSTIN =]

Jan 18, 2011
To Austins Mom
by: Anonymous

Austin's Mom,

I'm so sorry for you loss, I can't imagine what it feels like to lose a child, I lost my husband to the senseless CRIME...I wish you justices! and I wish you peace and loving memories of your son...Try to put your energy in living for Austin instead of dying for him...I'm sure Austin would rather you save lives in his name then for you be with him at this point. In time we will all be with our loved one's and now is not your time to be with him...Now is your time to fight a fight in his honor...Be strong, and always know your son is with you...There are so many places you can go to and get involved in the fight against drunk driving. What you feel is normal, we all wish not wake up, every day is a struggle, but, I think about my husband, and all the innocent people out there, and say, if I can say one person in my husbands name, it will make me happy..So, try the fight for life Mom...Do it for Austin.

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