It's been 6 years since Peter's accident.The saddest 6 years of our lives.
Some days it feels like yesterday and other days it feels like forever. This year your Heaven date falls on the exact same day six years ago. A cold February morning that changed our lives forever. There is not a day that goes by that we don't think of you Pete. We miss you so much and wish with all our hearts that we had the power to turn back time. We know that death is forever but our hearts can't accept that you are no longer here to share your wonderful life with us. Children are not suppose to die before their parents. That is not the natural order of life as we understood it. Having a child in Heaven changes everything.
Sure we can laugh, smile and even joke but it doesn't take long for us to realize that our lives will never be the same. When the strong feeling of sadness comes we try and push forward knowing that each passing day makes us one day closer to seeing you again Peter.
To all of you who knew Peter, remember him the way he was, so full of life. Remember the best times, the happy times, the laughter and the smiles. Remember him when you hear a favorite song. Remember..........Cherished memories never fade, they live forever in our hearts. Our lives have changed and I know many of Peters friends lives have also changed. He touched the hearts of many, like only an angel can do. I can almost hear him say...........Go on with your life, just don't stare at the wall. Grab that brass ring and run with it as fast as you can. I'll be waiting for you when it's your time to join me.
Dad.......it's true...I'm not coming home. I really wanted to stay but my job on earth was done. I know you love me and miss me even more but please know that I am alright. You always wanted the best for me Dad and I'm not sure if I ever told you that I did have the best when I had you for a Dad. I will always be your son and you will always be my Dad. Please try and be happy for me again for I am the lucky one. No more pain or heartbreak here in Heaven. Please wipe away those tears and let me see you smile again.
So on this day of your 6th anniversary in Heaven we will make our journey to Speculator and walk down the trail to the place where you lost your precious life. We will place flowers, say a prayer and think of the happier times when you were still here with us. We hope that you can feel all the love that we shared still growing in our hearts. February 18th a day I wish never came.
We will light six candles in your memory. We light one for our GRIEF, one for our COURAGE, one for our MEMORIES, one for our HOPE, one for our DREAMS, and one for the LOVE we share with you.
Love You & Miss You With All Our Hearts,
Mom, Dad & Lory