The girls and I were just watching old home videos for the first time in many years and you were a big part of them. We laughed and cried together as we watched. Emily and Eliza will never forget their beloved Uncle Tom. Eliza still keeps the stuffed animal you gave her one Christmas on her bed, even though all the other stuffed animals have retired to the attic because she's really "way too old for them." And Emily keeps the Georgetown sweatshirt you gave her folded in her closet, even though it it no longer fits over her head. And on my desk I keep a birthday card you wrote to me the first year we moved back east, welcoming me to the family. However, we don't need these objects to remember you by because you will never be forgotten.
We love you and miss you dearly.