Tomorrow is your birthday. We wish you were here to celebrate
the way you like, at the coast fishing on the pier. We love and miss you so very
much--- the pain is so unreal. You brought
so much love, joy, and happiness to us.
You are a special son, and we will always love you and never forget.
You left behind so many loving memories for us.
We are trying to live on and do things the same as we know
you would want us to do.
Daddy, Mama, Audrey
FIVE YEARS LATER --- 1991
Son, it's been 5 years since
we said our last goodbye. No words can say how I felt on that day. You were extra special to me. You gave so much love
to me and in return I gave it back.
You were a brave soldier. You fought a courageous battle for 19
months. No matter how bad it got, you never gave up hope. You always had a positive attitude. You were an inspiration to me.
You were in so much pain but you kept going on and continued to
face each day with a smile and kind word anyway. You had a strong will. You were stronger than I was in many ways. You fought
to live for another day, for with cancer there is no time to rest. When the news was bad, you never gave up. You fought bravely
till the very end.
Your war came to an end on June 10th, 1986---and mine began.
As my heart was breaking, I claimed several of God's promises for peace of mind: God promised that:
"My grace is sufficient for thee: For my strength is made perfect
"All things work together
for good to them who love God."
"The Lord is nigh unto
them that are of a broken heart."
"The eternal God is thy
refuge, and underneath are his everlasting arms."
Until I join you in heaven, I will go on living by faith.
I love you and miss you very much.
10 YEARS LATER --- 1996
Your dreams for the future were simple and few. You just wanted
to get better so you could play with your friends and finish school.
Ten years ago when God came and took you away, tears filled my
eyes and my heart was breaking in two, for I knew your dreams would never come true. . .
It hurt so much to let you go but I knew your work on earth was
I love and miss you,
13 YEARS LATER ---1999
Thank you for the great times
and for being that wonderful son, friend, and brother. We think of you often and wonder what your life would have
like if you were here.
You are missed more than you will ever know.