Dear Cathy and Ciara,
Mere words cannot express the sorrow and sympathy I feel for you and your family at this most difficult time. I never had the privilege of meeting John but through the testimonials of others I know that he was a fine young man. One cannot begin to understand God's plan for these young people taken too soon. I can only extend my own personal explanation after the loss of my own son. I believe that our boys were simply too good for this world. That at some point this tainted world we live in would have corrupted a young person that God believed was too gentle, too sincere, too loving to be scarred by a world not deserving. And so, He in his wisdom brought them home. To a home where he will be able to guide you and touch your life and the lives of others in so many possitive ways. My heart aches for you as you suffer through these difficult days. Only one who has experienced your kind of loss could truly understand. I end with these thoughts; please open your hearts to accept John's loving touch in the gentle breeze. The sound of his laughter from babes that are yet to come into your life, and most of all know that he is always there. Look for and accept his signs. His love for you is unending.
With love, sympathy, and prayers