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Leonard Joseph LaBeur June 29, 1984 - July 6, 2003
Today L.J. should be a day of celebration, cake, presents and joy. But for me it is a day of memories, sadness and tears. I can't believe that another year has passed without you. I think of you every minute of every day. I can't help but remember that beautiful baby I carried home from the hospital. I watched you grow up and become a man that made me proud every minute of every day. You were taken from me so suddenly, I will never understand why, and I will never understand what really happened. You were so young, so full of life, so healthy and so strong. I still hear your laugh in my mind and see your smile in my memory. What I wouldn't do for one minute, for one more second. You will always be my greatest joy, my most precious gift, my center of my universe. There isn't a minute I don't wish for the past to come alive. You will always be my son, the son I waited a lifetime for. I will love you for a thousand years and forever. Until I can kiss you, Happy Birthday, I love you, jewel.
Forever, Mom xoxox
Published in The Record on June 29, 2013