When you left for Auburn, I thought my heart would break. I worried that I hadn’t taught
you everything you needed to know, but it didn’t matter. What you didn’t know you
figured out on your own. Silly me for thinking otherwise. I looked forward to your
graduation. We were so proud of your sister walking for you. We wish you
could have been there, but we held our heads high! I looked forward to you coming
home. I looked forward to your wedding, your babies and all the moments in life that
was left to live. I feel cheated in so many ways, but then I remind myself the
you are right where I have always dreamed of going and where I have prayed
my children would go. There is no greater place than at ” His feet”! You just got there too fast.
You always were one for skipping all the steps with everything you did in your short 22 yrs.
You always went for the gusto didn’t you? I remember you telling me that we had to live
with no regrets. Those words ring in my ears now.
So today I will simply say, ” War Eagle Son, War Eagle”!
Memorial Service at Auburn May 2009