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November 2, 2016
Hey, Honey. It's Momma.

I keep trying to write this letter to you, but I keep stopping. I am so angry. I want you back so much, but it can't happen. I hate thinking how many years that it's been since I lost you. I hate when Halloween comes, because I know how much you liked dressing up and going to the party up the street with Chrissy Girl. All I've done this month is relive that horrible, horrible night. I look at the clock and see the time Christine called me. I go over every detail of that night. I wish I would have insisted on holding you in my arms at the hospital. I want to feel you in my arms again. I want to be able to kiss your face. I want to be wanted and needed by you.

My life is off its axis. I can't get it together. Nothing is right anymore. I try to make myself happy. I laugh and talk and ACT, but all I feel inside is hurt. In my head I'm thinking of what could have been for you and your future. You had so much insight. You knew what you wanted to do and when you would make it happen. And, yes, you did make it happen. You amazed me with your talent. Where did it come from? Your brother is getting more like you. His ideas, craftwork, and brainstorms remind me so much of you.

Mommy had Mass said for you on Sunday, October 23, and they said your name out loud. When I heard it I broke down in tears. I know you were there, because I calmed down quickly. You are still next to my head every night, and you will stay there until I join you.

Watch over your sister and brother, nieces and nephews. Josh has pictures of you all over his room. He told me he will never forget you. I don't think anyone could ever forget you!

I Love You and Miss You More Every Day. Everyone tells me God needed laughter and dancing in Heaven and you were the best for the job! I wish he needs a good window washer!

My Love For You Will Never Die. You Will Always Be In My HEART And On My Mind. I hope and Pray that you are truly happy in Heaven, because I worry about that too.

Good Night My Dear Son.
Love You Much,

Momma-Mommy-Mom
October 28, 2016
Dear Richie,

I'm writing a little late, but I know you don't mind. It's been 7 years since you left us. Things sure went downhill since that devastating day, for me at least. I think the energy you provided helped me be happy and productive. I could always count on you for advice. You had insight.

Harrisburg is just another town now. You gave it star quality, really! Your FANTASTIC Christmas parties brought us all together. You are truly a unique person with many positive qualities. There will never be anyone like you. Lately, I've been thinking about everyone who made a positive impact on me since I was born, and you are very high on that list.

Our world would be immensely better if you were with us. Sincerely! Your Momma, Mary, and I go to Mass every October 25 at, of course, Saint Anthony. We all miss you very much, but we know you want us to move forward as you would have.

We know you are around us somewhere, because there are numerous signs....a found penny, a pesky butterfly in the garden, impish tricks, and pop-up relevant memories. Yes, Rich, "Gone but never forgotten" is the least appropriate statement that can be made for your legacy. There is so much more. I know you'll let us know you are around. Until the next time.......

Love 'ya

Andy
October 25, 2016
October 25, 2016....7 Years Since You Left! I Still Cannot Believe It. It Seems Like Just Yesterday Everyday. I Miss You More Than The Earth Is Round. Thank You For Being Close To Me & Always Reassuring Me That I Am Doing The Right Thing When I Ask You To Guide Me. Stay Close Rich I Always Need You To Be Close To Me!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU....GODSPEED!!!!!!!


LOVE U MORE

GIG...:)
July 30, 2016
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