Born February 1, 1982 Portsmouth New Hampshire.  Lived in Wells Maine until 1989 and was a native boy of Lakeland Fl. passed Nov 2006.   We think about you and pray with you every day.

 I've learned that, no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life goes on and may be better tomorrow.    Let's Pray: Dear God there is so much more to learn but some of your lessons are not easy to take and we do not always agree with your methods, We've learned, God, that if we pay attention, you'll teach us what we need to know and what is really important in life. Amen.

       

Larry the holidays and vacations will not be the same without you, but you're still with us.

There will be no more night for you Larry, you will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give you the Light. And you will reign for ever and ever.

 

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Bob, Suzanne and Amber with the marker Bob made for you ..

We'll never forget the comfort they gave you when you would have been alone. And how they made sure we knew they'd stayed with you. 

God bless these very special people

 

Hey,                                                                                                     Nov 24th 

Just wanted to wish you guys a happy thanksgiving, its 1:46am right now I just got home from work. Sorry I couldn't call or wasn't here when you called But we don't have long distance and I was at work when you called.  Hope it all went good and your finally done cleaning up the mess that you made in the kitchen.  We had dinner at our house that heather and her mom cooked while I slept.  I woke up around noonish and ate and went to work a little later.  This was my day, although I kind of liked getting away from the loons asap anyway.  Alright love you guys and tell the kids I said hey.          Love,Larry

 1 Corinthians 15    For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

It has been over a year since you passed on and I can still hear your voice in my ear and I know your with me every day!

 Even though I saw you Larry in your final resting place in the funeral home and I was at the funeral and have done some things to dress up your plot there I still do not accept the fact that you are gone from me or us for ever and I do not belive I ever will. I have a lot of faith that we will see each other again. Faith if any one knows where I got it from I am sure you do, I parked at the Church many nights in Denmark trying to cope with you leaving us, sitting on the steps in the dark, praying, staring into the night, at the church, into the stars, wondering why, it must have worked as I know you got through enough to me even though there was no talking involved just that cool serious look on your face. I know it was no dream and my mothers face right behind you as a mural to yours to say you were not alone, you were fine, you were with her, she just had that do not worry expression on her face. That Larry cemented my faith., that I consider a blessing. I still often wonder how lucky I am to have enough faith and realize what a gift it really was to have that happen. I suppose my prayers were answered in a very special way. Amen for that. And until we meet again, I will pass the good word to others and hope they also will get some. Love Dad

 Death always seemed so final but I really believe it is the beginning of a better place for most and a day to fear God even more so for some who did not fear him at all or live by his words as they as well will be judged by our Lord God for their actions. I believe in Jesus and I also believe if I live and do things the way they ought to be done and try my best to make up for my sins and follies, and work to better myself towards that goal everyday, direct the rest of the family and others along the way as well, I belive we will see you again. I do believe.

The worst thing is the separation and when we do meet again others will mourn for me as I do you even though as you I will be with those in the family like you who have preceded me. So in reality we really should not fear it at all but it is the separation from the living to the present  that is feared the most. There are so many things we do not understand about this life and the next. We pray every night that you know we're thinking of you every day and that we will all be together again one day. 

Dad

 

Letters from Mom

 

THE BROKEN CHAIN

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name,

In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone,

For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,

And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

 

 

 

 

God sent his son, they called him Jesus

He came to love, to heal, and forgive.

He bled and died to buy my pardon,

An empty grave is there to prove my Jesus lives.

Today is 8/19/07 and in church I could feel you there and then the hymn came up.

How sweet to hold a newborn baby.

And feel the pride and joy he gives.

But greater still the calm assurance,

This child can face uncertain days because He lives

Because he lives, I can face tomorrow

Because he lives, All fear is gone.

Because I know he holds the future,

My life is worth the living just because he lives.

And then one day I will cross that river,

I'll fight life's final war with pain.

Life's final war with pain.

And then as death gives way to victory,

I'll see the light of glory and I'll know my Jesus lives.

 

Because he lives I can face tomorrow.

Because he lives, All fear is gone.

Because I know He holds the future,

My life is worth the living just because I know He lives.

 

     When Death hits home.

The experience first hand of the death of  a son is devastating, truly my worst nightmare. You know people even act different towards me since Larry moved on and in some cases I even think they fear being around me. Some friends and  some family. It is a funny thing the way some people are and the way some act around me. It is also strange as I know they feel bad for us but they waste no time to judge us on our actions after this event happened. They forget that it is us who have to deal with it and have no idea of the everyday sorrow it brings as they can only imagine it, and fear it them selves. some of the things we may grasp at to make it bettor are hard for anyone to understand unless they've been there..

When someone so close to you and so young with everything going for them die in a instant it shocks your system, it just leaves you stunned, in a daze like you got hit with a bat but don't come out of it for days, and never really recover, your only alternative is to study the subject of death, or why them, as a parent the first thing that came to me is what did we do to deserve this, why a million times over and over, why Larry why not me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey, Larry. I enjoy the memories I had with you, they are very precious to me, and I will remember them for the rest of my life, I love you, Bro. And I look forward to being with you in the eternal afterlife.

   -Dakota

Dad

Family

Larry, you have many friends & family that will always be remembered in their kind words and support in your loss of our lives for now, some you never knew, I would like to thank them for you. They know as well as you do who they are. Thanks to you all. Larry's Dad