Mother of the late Major Maxwell Mahama, Veronica Bamford has revealed that some friend of her have deserted her at her grieving moments following the death of her first son.
According to her, the inability of such friends to find exactly what to tell her in consolation could have accounted for their action
“I am falling to pieces. Some friends are avoiding me and I can understand since they do not know what to say, or how to console me in such a horrendous circumstance. Total strangers have called me crying, sharing in my grief”
“My head is spinning. I hope I do not go crazy. Please do not let this happen to another mother. I am a woman of faith, so death and dying are not my fears but never in my wildest nightmares did I ever think I would be burying my son. Never! The gruesome and horrific way my son was snatched from this earth is beyond any words. It feels as if my heart has been ripped from my chest. I feel hollow, just moving about like an empty shell. My baby is gone forever. They have taken him away from me. His life was cut short in a most violent and disgusting way”, she said in a tribute read on her behalf at the forecourt of the State House on Friday June 9, 2017.
“Mummy was not there to hold her dying son to comfort him. Mummy was not there to ease his pain. I will go to my grave with this void in my heart and with this pain, Adam. I hope you know how much mummy loves you. I hope you know that I would trade places with you on that fateful day if I could.
Adam, mummy is very proud of you. Mummy knows the type of heart you had. Mummy knows that only God knows best and He alone loves you more than I do. Mummy loves you and mummy will never let your memory be forgotten”, she added.