TO: Bonnie, Caitlyn, and Darren
FROM: Uncle Jim
Although I heard a lot about Eric and his accomplishments from Bob Sr. (my brother), I only met Eric when he was a child. However, Bob Sr. shared with me many photos of Eric, you, and the kids. Because the variables and challenges of life have led us to walk down much different paths, I have never met you (Eric's family). However, I know that Bob Sr. is tremendously proud to have been Eric's father. Although you've experienced a big loss, I'm praying that the future eventually brings you some measure of joy to start filling in that immense hole left by his passing. However, a similar hole caused by my own father's passing at a relatively-young age has not yet been filled-in. Fortunately, life invariably goes forward into the future! And, I do best by not looking back in time with much vigor. Instead, I look forward into the mysteries and surprises of tomorrow, and beyond.