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Vaya con Dios My Friend

8 Nov

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Hey Kevin,

We’ve had a couple conversations since Monday… but I wanted to take a few minutes and “put pen to paper” so to speak.  Nothing cleanses the heart like writing things down.

When I was 11 and you were 22, we didn’t have a lot in common… but even back that far, I remember that smile of yours… and your laugh.  Both came so easily to you. I clearly remember your wedding day – “Save Me” written on the bottom of your shoes.  I was surprised and honored when you & Donna chose me to be the godfather to Shannon. I think it was that choice that was key to you and I becoming such good friends.  When I moved to NYC you & Donna welcomed me into your home and into the lives of your family on a regular basis.  Many a weekend was spent in Hatfield… torturing Donna, Shannon & Megs… wrestling with Zac, & cracking you up. So many awesome memories….

  • Zac dropping me like a sack of potatoes when he tackled me and inadvertently punched me in the nuts
  • Pretending to fall asleep while Megs tried to tell a story & watching you laugh
  • Tossing Donna in the air at any family party possible
  • Getting in trouble for bringing beer to the fire hall so we had a refreshment while decorating… when the fire hall was strictly dry
  • Stealing the keys from Donna and forcing her to listen to the one man band at the local bar
  • Getting loaded on your front porch with our “campfire” (that was really just a citronella candle)

And soooo many more (note: I’m pretty sure those last 3 were all in one weekend… Donna is kind of a saint, huh?)

So while I can no longer see you… I will always feel you.  You are a part of me… and those memories keep you alive in my heart & soul.  I believe you know how much I truly love you… and that will never die.  You are an amazing spirit and my life has been made all the better having known you.

I simply want to say thank you… Thank you for being my friend.  Thank you for the 3 special people you helped bring into this world and raised with Donna.  They too are amazing spirits that I am blessed to have in my life.  Thank you for taking such good care of Donna… and thanks to Donna for taking such good care of you.  The 2 of you have been role models for me as a couple, as parents, and as “good eggs” in general.  

I will miss you… but I know you are with me now more than you could have ever been before… and I am excited to see how you visit me and influence me in my life… until the day I get to see you again.

All my love,
Dan

 

 

 

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