You lived a full life with all of its "ups" and "downs"
and I continue on that journey.
I am so blessed for the twenty years we had together.
You taught me the true meaning of love!
I miss you desperately but am grateful you are safe in God's care.
I will do my best to live well here as I wait to see you again
my dear sweet Jill.
It will be four years on 9/4/21 when we had our goodbyes at Endicott College, you were starting your Junior year. It seems like yesterday, or a few hours ago, or another whole world away. We miss you every measure of time and we long to hold you, as you were, when you were a little boy. Our sense of time has changed since we last had those few parting words, “I’ll see you later”. Your Mom, sister and me talk about you often, and many times it’s sad, or there are times when you are right there in the kitchen having a smile and laughing…God we miss those times. Time is now an unusual thing, not like it was before, it’s something we have had to learn how to figure out. My watch runs differently, days it can fly by and days it hardly moves at all. There are times it moves backward, and I get stuck thinking how you were as a child, my little boy, those days are the most special of any days.
Our time was much too short, but every day, every moment, you will live in our hearts forever. Your whole family and all your friends miss you and love you, and someday we will see each other. I may even say, you see I was right. I’ll see you later…and that will be a great day. I like to think about 9/4, our last day together, we spent the whole day together, shopping for school, getting you set up. Never in a million years or more, would anyone know that was our last day together. I travel past those places we went to, and I can still see you coming out of Staples and saying, “OK lets go, I’ve got everything”. My parting thought is just that, “You never know when it’s the last day together”. Appreciate those moments, you never know…it’s time which could change the next day…like 9/5/21.