My mom took all of us white water rafting. I was in her and George's boat. I remember this was the first time I had seen George in shorts! I also remember when a rapid threw him over the side of the boat and my mom and I couldn't do anything to get him back in. Our guide came and helped us and just lifted him right into the boat. My mom and George had their cigarettes and lighter in ziploc bags.
I am sorry I can't be there today to say good bye, to hold your hand, and to support Mike and Jen. I am also sorry that you only got to meet Jaelynne. Life got busy and crazy. If you met Camryn, you would see a lot of mom in her. She is CrAzY, like mom was. I want to say good bye to you, but i also want to say thank you. Thank you for making my mom so happy all those years. You made her laugh so hard and be so happy. Thank you for loving me and my brothers. I remember the first Christmas you and mom were together. You bought me Troll pajamas with funky troll slippers that had purple and orange hair. I loved those things! I remember you always drinking coffee from Christmas mugs, making ham and cheese sandwiches, eating ice cream with ruffle potato chips, eating Stroh's chocolate marshmallow ice cream, watching the Tigers from the recliner, building bunk beds for my brothers, remodeling all the bedrooms, salting all your food, your sense of humor, your laugh, and your smile. Since my mom passed away, I have missed you. I have missed you because I haven't seen you much, but I have also missed you because a part of you seemed to die along with my mom. I know you loved her beyond words. I know she made you laugh and smile, too. I have greatly missed you for a long time, but now this is different. You will be missed. Good bye George. Please say hi to my mom for me when you see her and give her a hug for me and tell her I love her. Maybe dance with her, like you did when she grabbed your arms in the kitchen and danced with you. Give Sammy a big pet too. Thank you.
I love you,