It’s the first birthday that General Hospital star Kristina Wagner has had to face for her son Harrison Wagner since his tragic passing on June 6, 2022. It’s a milestone no parent should have to face, but she does it with love, beauty, and grace.
Kristina Wagner Marks Harrison’s Birthday
For her tribute on Instagram, Wagner shared an adorable video of her son dancing with incredible joy. “Sometimes I feel like a pinned butterfly,” she wrote in the caption accompanying the video. “There’s no second chance. There’s no see-him-again. There’s no nothing. He’s not coming back. It’s final.
“But life goes on,” she continued. “How do I spend the rest of my own without Harrison in it? What does it mean to be ‘all right’ after the death of your child, your blood? The pain will never go away.” It’s a pain too many parents are having to deal with in a country plagued by various epidemics — whether it’s COVID, mental illness, gun violence, or drugs.
“Today is Harrison’s birthdate. I had the privilege to know him for 27 incredible years,” shared the proud mom. “Harrison was larger than life, but beneath his commanding presence was vulnerability and compassion. He understood his own defects and worked hard to turn them around, to strengthen his positive attributes. He was a good listener and stood up for others when they couldn’t speak for themselves. He is missed. Happy Birthday, Harrison. To all bereaved parents: May you find peace. Let’s stick around and see what’s in store for our extraordinary lives.”
Kristina Wagner also shared the beautiful picture above in a tribute to her official Twitter page, saying, “Loving son, Harrison Hale Wagner, Dec 1, 1994-June 6, 2022. This picture was taken one year ago. It was a happy birthday. I’m so grateful beyond words he was in my life.”
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