Lydie, Lorsque les médias ont commencé à parler de Laurent et de Gabriel, il y a presque un an maintenant, c'est un grand sentiment de tristesse et de colère qui m'ont envahie. Etant de Clermont-Fd, je me suis sentie peut-être encore plus concernée par le drame que vous étiez en train de vivre et on ne peut rester que dans l'incompréhension de telles horreurs. Je ne pensais pas pas que des "humains" puissent être aussi mauvais. Sachez qu'en France et dans le monde, beaucoup de personnes pensent très fort à vous et prient pour vous, Laurent et Gabriel. Je voulais juste vous envoyer une pensée, puissiez-vous être assez forte pour aider votre petite fille à surmonter cela et grandir plus sereinement. Je vous envoie toute ma sympathie.
Dear Lydie, after reading recent articles you have written in the Sunday newspapers i feel compelled to send my heartfelt and deepest sympathy to your family and the family of Garbriel. I am utterly ashamed and deeply saddenedthat this happened in my country. Please know that many people I have spoken to care very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I hope today was a easier for you than yesterday...even if only by the smallest measure... and that your tomorrow will be easier than today. . I hope that every other day from this day forward, lends you and your family, always something beautiful, always something more wonderful...It is so sad that no one can change life. I guess Life has to be lived by all of us as we walk through it... but we can always remember Courage and we can always live by Love. I wish you always well michelle xx Australia
I know its coming to the first anniversary, and even though the media have apparently put it all to bed, some of us wont forget. I am an Englishman, and I have thought about your son almost every night, first last year when the terrible news hit and then again after the trial. I have no idea why some people in our society are so murderous and seemingly robotic in their emotions and their feelings towards others. It is about time we faced up to the fact we do have a problem here in the UK, when we have probably never had it so good in terms of opportunity and prosperity. It puzzles me. Sonnex and Farmer are freak shows and we have to try and unravel what created them to be as they are. I'm not sure how French society is, but I doubt you have the same problems on such a scale as we have here. Lydie, keep your chin up and know that I am English and your son is always in my thoughts. Together we can perhaps work all of this out. In the meantime I hope you are as well as can be expected and I know you have the strength to shine in the face of this adversity. How do I know?...Laurent is your son. :):):)
Dear Mrs Bonomo, I am so sorry for what happened to your son. I feel outraged by what these men did and I cannot accept the cruelty they inflicted and the indifference they showed afterwards. In my own way I found I could express some of my anger through a poem I wrote about one of these men. It is here if you want to read it - http://danothemurderer.blogspot.com/. My prayers are with you and your family. Stephen
I have been quite overwhelmed with sadness for Gabriel, Laurent and their families and, in spite of my rather tenuous hold on religion I have prayed and prayed for everybody. I would like to thank you, Madame Bonomo, for your replies (particularly to Michael) because they have lifted me out of sorrow and into peace.
Même s'il me faut lâcher ta main Sans pouvoir te dire "à demain" Rien ne défera jamais nos liens Même si je veille d'une autre rive Quoi que tu fasses, quoiqu'il t'arrive Je serai avec toi comme autrefois Dans l'espace qui lie le ciel et la terre Se cache le plus grand des mystères Penses-y quand tu t'endors L'amour est plus fort que la mort
Mrs Bonomo your son was a hero. From what I have read from the police reports it appears he put up a strong fight against the two monsters, despite being obviously terrified. His two killers are cowards. Laurent's flesh, soul and blood still runs within you and all of your family, so in that sense he hasn't died, and no-one can take that away from you. God bless you and Laurent and Gabriel. Michael
Madame, You have the Grace of an Angel.... Thanking and replying to those of us who write to You madame, with our expressions of deep sadness for what You as a loving mother, have lost so untimely. ~ Your courage and graciousness transends words and worlds. michelle x
Madame, I am devastated and ashamed that your beautiful son and his friend lost their lives in my country. I am so sorry, very sorry. , I hope so much that you will be able to smile at the happy memories, rather than cry at the sad ones. May God bless you and your family. With deepest respect to you all all those affected by this tradgedy, I bow my head. Jacqueline .
Madame Bonomo, I feel so deeply for all that I have read and come to know about your beautiful son Laurent.. Laurent's smile is all too unforgettable. May you find peace and much loving support. I keep you and your family in my prayers. michelle Australia
God bless Laurent and Gabriel.
As I watched the events unfold in court I saw how cruel men could be but please do not judge all English men as being the same as these murderers. Your father smiled at us today and thanked us in the best way he could. We grieved for you both, for you died before your time and not having lived your life to its fullness. We never met except upon paper and I wept at the sight of what was done but I would have liked you for my own son. May you rest in peace together, knowing that justice in part has been done.
Madame, je ne connaissais pas votre fils mais ce qui est arrivé m'a profondément choqué. Je pense beaucoup à vous, sa famille ainsi que celle de son camarade en ces temps de procès. Votre hommage est très émouvant et digne. Je vous souhaite de pouvoir surmonter ce drame et que votre fils puisse veiller sur vous et votre famille de là où il est.
Laurent was a secret tender beautiful soul.
A happy young man with a promising future.
As a bioengineering student he was brilliant, (he was on a sought after three month research placement at imperial college london where he had impressed colleagues with his maturity. But he was also a young man who loved parties and rock music He was a very good chess player , enjoyed playing tennis, rugby, and video games and had just got engaged to Mary,the girl he loved. What I mostly remember is the way he could suddenly burst out laughing....mon fils.