son of Margaret J. Powers (Margo)
brother to Richie, Karrie, and Candi
Uncle to Jackie, Cortney, John, and Robert
June 17, 1975 to August 5, 1996
Jamie, this candle burns for you.
My dearest son,
I'm so sorry I couldn't be there when you needed me the most. I would give anything to go back to that horrible day and change places with you. Your life was just starting and mine is over. Richie is having a really hard time with this, a whole lot of pain and guilt.
Candi and Karrie miss you very much. Jackie still and always will miss her Uncle. She blames herself for your dying. It is so lonely here without you. I can't help them because I can't help myself, to just hold you in my arms and tell you how much you mean to me. My heart aches to hear you say, "I love you, Mom", to see the sparkle in your eyes or hear your laughter I long for and know I will never hear again.
I know I am being selfish but oh how I miss you. I need you to tell me you are alright and that you forgive me for not saving you. I can't seem to pick up the pieces of my life. Please help me to try to understand why.
I love you baby and am so very proud to have you as my son.
I MISS YOU SO MUCH, I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP AT NIGHT BECAUSE I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I KNOW JESUS IS TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOU BUT I STILL MISS YOU. I SLEEP WITH LEO EVERY NIGHT BUT IT DOESN'T HELP. I THINK IF YOU WOULDN'T HAVE COME HOME THAT DAY FOR MY BIRTHDAY YOU WOULD STILL BE HERE. JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU I WILL NEVER STOP LOVING OR MISSING YOU. I LOVE YOU UNCLE BO.
I'M SO SORRY I FORGOT TO MENTION JOHN AND ROBERT AND CORTNEY,THIS POEM IS FOR YOU. I PICKED IT FOR THE FUNERAL BECAUSE ITS SO LIKE YOU. FINALLY FREE FROM ALL THE HATE AND SORROW HERE. NOW YOU WILL BE SURROUNDED WITH NOTHING BUT LOVE AND HAPPINESS.
I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL.
MOM (YOUR FAVORITE FISHING PARTNER)
THIS IS THE 3RD MOTHERS DAY WITHOUT YOU AND ALL DAY ALL I HAVE DONE IS CRYED.OF ALL YOU KIDS YOU ALWAYS MADE SURE YOU MADE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CARDS AND LETERS. EVEN BEFORE YOU COULD WRITE YOU WOULD SCRIBBLE A LETTER TO ME AND OH HOW I MISS THAT. NO MORE MOTHERS DAY CARDS OR BIRTHDAY OR CHRISTMAS CARDS. I'M SORRY HONEY I'M BEING A LITTLE SELFISH. I JUST MISS AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH. TOMORROWS ANOTHER DAY I GUESS.MAYBE I'LL DO BETTER THEN. I JUST LOVE YOU.
May 9, 1999
Email Jamie's Mom: firstname.lastname@example.org