In Loving Memory of
The Guest Book is expired.
10/31/1986 - 6/26/2007
My dearest and precious Anthony, One more lonely year has gone by, many memories of you still make me cry and of course I keep asking the same old question, why? The luau party you and I planned together to honor Jack - just three days before your accident, in reality, became a going away party for you. All the wood you gathered for weeks to make the largest bonfire I've ever seen - I honestly thought our house would burn down and you just shook your head and laughed at me and said you had it all under control; mooning all of your family and friends (Great-Grandma too!) it didn't matter how young or old - you wanted to make everyone laugh and you sure succeeded; playing in the boxing jumpy house like you were five years old; helping Grandpy hit the pinata because he had no idea what to do - especially being blindfolded as it was his first experience ever; and the highlight of the day was asking sweet Britney to be your wife. I play this day over and over because I know this day was just as special for you as it was for me. You were so in love and ready to begin your future of being a husband and dad. You were surrounded by an enormous circle of family and friends that adore, miss and love you so. You always stayed grounded and lived your dream. How many people can say they have accomplished just about everything they dreamed about by the age of 20. You were such an old soul. Now that Grandpy is with you and Jack, I hope the three of you stay out of "trouble" because we all know that whatever one of you didn't think of, the other one sure did. My three adult men that never lost how to have fun, no matter what. Honey, I know in my heart you are a big part in the Angel being sent our way. What a welcome change to say hello rather than goodbye to someone in our life. We have already fallen head over heels in love already. Just what Nick and I needed right now.
All my love now and forever, Ma.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on June 26, 2013