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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

In Memory

My sweet nephew passed away in an accident on Memorial Day. It's been a week.
A long, sad week.
G was eleven going on thirty.
He never met a stranger or anyone he could not strike up a conversation with.
He thought he could fix anything and definitely had a plan for everything. Everything.
G had big, loving, huggable arms and a firm handshake. Firmer than many adults'.
He had huge puppy dog feet that were usually in cowboy boots. His little brother wants to have feet that big one day.
You never knew what was going to come out of his mouth in that country drawl. Never.
He loved his family.....mama, daddy, brother, bonus mom, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, cousins who weren't really cousins by relation, grandparents who weren't really grandparents by relation. He loved us all with his whole heart.
He loved to get in our freezer and eat ice cream...straight out of the carton...and put it back in the freezer.
G was our go-to man for the blessing before family meals.
He could mow and bush hog like no other.
A four-wheeler was G's vehicle of choice.
He is going to be missed by his family, his friends, and his dogs.
Missed, but always remembered with a smile.

45 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss Mary. What a handsome young boy with a beautiful smile. :-). Hugs and prayers.

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  2. Awww...So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family!

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  3. Ohhhh. I am so sorry for your loss! I know hearts are breaking! My prayers for you and your family!

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful SMILE!

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  5. That is a beautiful tribute to him. He was lucky to have you as an aunt. Thanks for sharing your sad times as well as all your good times with us. We do care.
    Patty

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  6. So sorry for your loss. That was well said, touching, and sweet.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

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  7. What a precious picture and a touching tribute. I am so very sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I pray that you and your family will find strength and peace during this sad, sad time.

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  8. Such touching words for such a beautiful angel. May God grant your family peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

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  9. What a handsome little boy and your beautiful words show just how much he is loved. So sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Mary, sending prayers to you and your family that your memories will bring you some comfort and prayers for your darling nephew that God will watch over him in heaven. ems72314@comcast.net

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  10. How terrible for your family! I'm so sorry to hear this and so sorry for your loss. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this awful time.

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  11. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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  12. Wishing your family the strength it needs at this time. Thanks for sharing your loving thoughts for your nephew G.

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  13. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. God Bless.

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  14. I am so very sorry! Praying for you and your family!
    Always A Lesson

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  15. I am so sorry for your family's loss, Mary. Your words were such a loving tribute to your nephew. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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  16. Prayers going up for your family :)

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  17. So sorry for this terrible thing that has happened to your family. I pray that God will give all of you peace in the coming days, months, and years.

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  18. Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain, and peace in the midst of unquietness.

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  19. Many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most tragic time.

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  20. Sorry for your loss.

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  21. The words "I'm sorry" seem so inadequate during these dark days, but please know that I am sorry for this most terrible loss and that my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family members.

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  22. How awful! My prayers are with you and your family as you go through these next few weeks and years remembering and grieving. He was a handsome young man!

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  23. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing with us. Praying for you and your family.
    Nancy
    Www.theapplebasketteacher.blogspot.com

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  24. We are all just heartbroken. Noah loved Garner, and we told him when we got home from Florida. We took him to the gravesite to tell him goodbye. He was a precious little boy. Praying for all of you to have peace and comfort. ((hugs))

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  25. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  26. I am so sorry for your loss. Your "in memory" is beautiful. I will have you and your family lifted up in prayer.

    4th Grade Frolics

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  27. Mary, Rest in knowing your sweet nephew's passing did not escape our Lord's attention. He is still on His throne. I'll be praying for you and your family.

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  28. What a beautiful, beautiful boy. My heart aches for your family.

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  29. I am so sorry for you & your family's loss. What a handsome boy and a beautiful tribute to him. Please know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  30. Dear Mary,
    I want to offer my sincere condolences to you. Your tribute was full of wonderful and loving memories of a special boy. I am so very sorry and will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Peace be with you.
    Sincerely,
    Barb Forbes

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  31. Mary, I'm so sorry to hear of this tragic loss for your family! I can't imagine the pain your family must be going through. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Diane
    schoolhousetreasures

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  32. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. What a loving tribute you left for your dear, sweet nephew. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  33. So sorry to hear about your nephew. It is so hard to lose someone we love. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hold tight to your faith and the memories you have.

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  34. I am sorry for your pain and the loss of your nephew! I pray that God is wrapping his arms around your family so you can feel his strength!

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  35. I'm so sorry for your loss! He sounds like a great kid!
    -Chrissy
    Firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com

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  36. Mary, I'm so sorry for your family, what a precious boy.
    Libby

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  37. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  38. Oh my gosh! What a terrible tragedy! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending his mother so much love and hugs from one mom to another!

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  39. I am so sorry for the loss of your nephew! I love his smile. Thanks for letting us get to know him a little/ What a wonderful tribute, a great way to remember him.

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  40. May God give you and your family comfort in the face of this terrible loss. Hold fast to Him and to His peace that surpasses all understanding as you work through your grief, and know that so many are uplifting you in prayer.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Nancy

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  41. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  42. I know this was awhile ago, but I'm also sure the pain's not gone yet. I'm thinking of you and your family as you deal with this sad, sad turn of events.

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  43. I've had you in my circles, but hadn't visited your blog until today. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a tragedy. Life is sweet, and it is hard to understand why tragedies such as this happen. My thoughts are with your family.

    karen
    LittleSecond-GradeSomebodies

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