25th birthday note from Grandma & Poppy
December 8, 1998
Dear Karen, Mike and Larry,
Everyday and forever--- I think of Eric. I cry with you and
for you. And remember!
On December 8, 1996, I wished Eric a Happy Birthday.
How could I know, that was my final “goodbye”.
On January 8, 1997, our world collapsed. I watch with
sadness your incredible pain; as you grieve for your son and
brother. Eric left us too soon, but did indeed, leave us much to
treasure. I have the right to ask for much more for you. But
that wasn’t the plan and I wasn’t in charge. There was a time,
I could wipe away your tears, kiss your wounds and make
things better. Now, I offer you comfort, understanding and my
respect ( and pride) for the way you honor Eric.
We all know your Dad won’t write, but please know he too
grieves and joins me with concern and love. Grief and
we always share--- we have experienced both!
So, with tender thoughts------- “HAPPY BIRTHDAY
I see you in your mom and dad’s eyes and watch your
brother’s silent tears. Be in peace--- make things right in the
heaven that now embraces you. You are missed!
I love you all very much!
Mom (grandma) & Dad (poppy)