"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences."
-Gordon B. Hinckley

Monday, February 16, 2009

Edward Michael Harrison

On Jan.29th, 2009 I lost my newphew Eddie to a really bad decision. I can't even begin to write about my sadness and my broken heart. Everytime I sit down & think, I think of him....and his decision. I feel so sorry for my sister Carolyn. He was her baby, her everything. So, I went to Colorado the next tuesday to be with family. His funeral was on Wedensday. It was one of the best I've ever been to. Being just 18 years old when he passed, basically his whole class was there, as was his club volleyball team and church friends....over 400 people. The spirit was so strong there, there wasn't a dry eye in sight. I knew Eddie was looking down & saying, I never knew how many people loved me. I wrote him a letter & put it in his casket. This was so hard for me and it will never get any easier...I loved Eddie so much. I had just seen him the week before doing what he loved....playing volleyball. There will never be a day I don't think about him. Here are a few pictures from the funeral and gravesite....

A picture of Eddie with his letterman jacket, his club jersey & the blanket I made him that he took EVERYWHERE.

Awards, Pictures & his jerseys.

His grave marker...I put a John Deere flag on it...like his blanket.

All of us at his grave the day after his funeral. We took & put all the flowers on his grave....Magen brought his favorite gum and we put some on the grave, & chewed some. =)

Like I told my sister Carolyn, Eddie is now with our Grandma (who LOVED Eddie & Eddie LOVED her)...I told her that he just needed a little extra time with her before we all got there. May you rest in peace Eddie, I love you & can't wait to see you again.


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We were Sealed in the Newport Beach Temple on Oct.11,2008. This blog is meant to keep family & friends updated on our lives...AS NEWLYWEDS!