Another year gone by and it hasn't gotten any easier. I love you and miss you much.
They say it becomes easier as time passes but I don't believe that we just learn to live with our pain. Happy Birthday to you with love. Shirley sent me some flowers for you. I will bring when I come by to visit. Love and miss you!
I also wanted to add the last time I was able to see you when I came down there and you went to bed and yelled out HEY MUGS YOU ARE ALL I HAVE:)I will never forget that. I wanted to add that because that just sticks in my head. Yes I am your one only MUGS!!
Happy Birthday dad....There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I have really missed coming down to see you and you would be waiting with the cribbage board, whiskey & coors light. The other thing I really miss is every time I did something and was always so excited to say "Greg" I have to call and tell my dad.. I LOVE YOU DAD!!!! LOVE YOUR MUGS!!
Another Christmas has gone by without you. Miss you so much. Bought and decorated a pencil tree that you always wanted. I decorated it all in Red as you liked. I wish you were here to see it. I think about you everyday on my way home from work. It's hard walking in the kitchen door every evening and not seeing you standing there to hand me the mail as you
always did. We always opened
together before dinner. Same routine for almost 25 years. Everything I do reminds me of you because we did everything together. I have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes thinking of you now. I wish you were here. I miss kissing you good night. Miss being able to wish you Happy New Year. Miss everything without you. Love you. See you in my dreams.
Thank you Betsy for the warm story and kind thoughts. Steve had a big presence but was a teddy inside. I love and miss him very much.
Dear Charon & Family & Friends of Steve Peterson. I am ("Betsy") Elizabeth Wightman. I attended Finch Kindergarten in Spokane, with "Stevie" Peterson and also graduated from Shadle Park HS. I am sorry for your loss. And, I hope this story will cheer you! (Stevie became ICONic for me, as very young "Betsy" Wightman, on the first day of school. I did NOT want to leave home on a School Bus and leave my new Baby Brother! I guess Steven noticed my obvious disconnect and by the time our BUS arrived & we were ushered into an Old Fashioned Cloak closet to stow our lunches and such..Steven observed me sucking my thumb! (Horrors!:) LOL He then proceeded to ANNOUNCE TO OUR LARGE CLASS, pointing into the Closet, "She SUCKS her thumb!" (Pink in the face and now mad instead of sad...I composed my five-year-old self and I waltzed out staring DAGGERS @ this naughty boy and ignored him and NEVER ever did this childish behaviour again! LOL (One day in the Halls of Shadle Park HS, I saw him in our HUGE school and said, "HEY Stevie, do you remember Kindergarten...Of course & he had naturally forgotten his Bad BOY Behaviour entirely. I THANKED little Stevie...LOL He just said Cool...I do NOT remember THAT part. I just thought in Kindergarten you did NOT like me. LOL I said you were RIGHT! But, I benefited from that lesson & we laughed!! :) Kids Stuff...all the WAY to Heaven...Hey Stevie...You called me "Betsy Wetsy" & outed me and taught me to be "Brave Betsy" in Kindergarten! Warm up Heaven for the REST of us Highlanders, ok?! Blessings to Charon & your family! We will be seeing you again! Thanks for the Memories! Elizabeth Wightman (aka: Brave Betsy:) <3
Went to Washington State to visit everyone and attend your dads memorial. While there I thought only of you, your mom and dad. I was so sad. I hide my feelings a lot. Miss you terribly. xoxo
Christmas was hard and lonely without you. Steve and Noel put Christmas lights on the house as a surprise. You always decorated it every year. I didn't feel like doing anything. I think about you everyday on the way home from work. You were always there to greet me in the kitchen with the mail. It makes me sad and cry everyday knowing you aren't going to be there when I get home. Sometimes I can't hardly stand it. I think of all the little things every day we did together. Will it ever stop hurting so much. Your Birthday passed and I missed you very much. It's been hard with you gone. Am I suppose to feel this way the rest of my life. It's been over a year. You broke my heart when you left me. I hope you are happy with your mom and dad in heaven. Your probably hanging out with Richard again. See you in my dreams. Hugs and kisses
The year is coming to an end. I think of you every day. Went to visit David and Robin in July as we had previously planned to do. Did see the new boat, beautiful. Landon & Sue were also there. You should have been there with me. Miss you so much. I went back up to Ashly's Wedding in September. It was beautiful. Everything came out great. Ashley looked beautiful as well as Sammy. Hunter looked handsome in his tux. Kim looked beautiful in gown and Greg also looked very nice. the grand kids looked adorable in their dresses. I cried with the girls on the dance floor you weren't there with us. Steve and Noel got married on Oct 26, 2013. They did get married at the park originally planned and you asked me to take you to see. It was beautiful. You would have been proud. Steve built that out door church he talked about. They had a wedding picture of you and me hanging at the entrance, also Your mom and dad wedding picture and Noels family wedding pics that were also there in their hearts and spirit. It was important to them everyone was there.
Reception was nice. They did a great job on decorating. Steve did an excellent job on lighting as well as Noel on the tables, etc. They planned their dream wedding and succeeded. You would have enjoyed. I was so happy your brothers, sister, neice, newphew and their family's were able to come. And was really happy your Dad made it. He came to see you. I hope you could see they made it to wedding because you had told me how important it was that you felt they should come. Well they all did which I know would have made you happy. It showed respect even though you weren't here. I love and miss you. Miss talking to you, miss you holding my hand while watching TV at night. Miss you holding my hand when we walked together. It's so hard being without you. I had your wedding ring sized to fit my hand so I'll have you with me always. I Love you & miss you terribly. We should have had another thirty years together. I kiss you good night everyday as I always did. See you in my dreams.
Memorial weekend was hard. We would plan a trip and go camping every year. Last year we stayed at the lake up in Solvang. Took a boat tour around the lake. We really enjoyed that and I was happy you were happy and had a good relaxing time. This was the first time in many years I was home on this holiday. I miss you very much. I miss all the good times and places we went together. It's so very hard without you. You were such a great person, friend, husband and dad. I am sad and think about you everyday. It's not fair our life together was cut short. It's hard to imagine what my life is going to be without you. We had made so many plans and they all came to an end. What will I do now without you. I live from day to day and think about you all the time. Love and miss you.
Today is Stevies birthday. Oddly enough I ran across a old fathers day card he gave you. In it he wrote he was looking forward to spending time with you and how much he admired and respected you and hoped it would rub off on him. I want you to know what a great influence you were on him. He worked hard and turned out to be a fine loving and caring young man. I know the little talks and advise you gave him he took. He needed a father image he could talk to and you gave him that. Thank you for being there for him. Thank you for being there for me. I love you, miss you and think of you everyday. It hurts you are gone.
Flight to Washington went well. I had a calming feeling with in me so I know you were by my side watching over me. Seen the girls and the rest of the family. All is doing well. Sammy had a nice baby shower, got lots of things. Your Dad, Shirley and I went to take your mom some flowers. I miss you both. I cried and smiled with everyone. We created alot of good memories maybe thats why its been so hard. I not only loved you deeply but I liked you to. You were my best friend we did everything together. Why did you leave me, why did this happen? I cry every day.
A smile comes to my heart when I think of all the good times and knowing we'll see you again. We all miss you here. Kiss Doris for me. Love you.
I am going to our grand daughters baby shower. I wish you were here. This is the first time I am flying by myself. You were always by my side and gave me strength. It wasn't as scary for me when you were there. Who's hand am I going to squeeze during take off and landing. I will be thinking of you. I miss you terribly. I keep thinking you are in the other room watching all your favorite TV shows and this isn't real. I keep asking myself why did this happen. We had so many plans. We were suppose to grow old together. I love you and miss you.
My heart is with you.
Steve, I think of you daily. I want to thank you for being a great husband and bringing my sister so much happiness. I will remember all the fun we had on holiday and birthday celebrations over the years. You are missed and we love you.
It's Valentines Day. I got you some flowers. I miss the little stuff animal you would get me every Valentine Day. I miss your funny little smile. I Love and miss you so much.
It's your Birthday today. I miss you so much. You were the love of my life and my best friend. Every day is so hard without you.
Steve you are my heart, my soul, my everything. We had a wonderful and fun loving life together. I couldn't have had a better person to spend it with. You fought hard, we stayed positive. We made so many plans for our future. It hurts deeply our life together was shortened. My world is so empty without you. I miss you so much...
We loved the way our brother-in-law kept it real. He was a no- nonsense kind of guy who didn't mix words. We will miss our campfires, calling him up for advise and his strange sense of humor.
Steve did live his life to the fullest with Charon, even though she had to pull his arm every once in a while. And he was the perfect uncle to our kids...he didn't judge them, he listened.
We love you Steve, and you will be missed very much.
Steve was "tell it like it is" kind of guy, and I will always remember him. So sorry for his loss, so early.
My thoughts are with you and your family. I have wonderful memories of Steve and will hold them near forever.