Two years ago today….

Posted by April on July 24th, 2011 filed in Family

my world fell apart… and I can’t say I have succeeded in putting it back together.  Not a day goes by that I don’t wish I could chat with Joel, see him, hear his laugh, talk about the kids, discuss the most recent games, share thoughts on world news, just be with him…. I still drive around town and look at the side of any white pick-up truck — wishing the Home Zone logo would be there… it is difficult to describe the void that exists in my heart… no one can truly understand the experiences that Joel and I shared all those years…. the silly inside jokes that we had, which are triggered by a certain song, a phrase, a simple gesture…. i think of all the great times that our kids will never have with him…. none of it makes any sense to me….

9 Responses to “Two years ago today….”

  1. Erin Carr Says:

    Praying extra hard tonight for you. Peace, love, joy, and hope, for you.
    Love, Erin

  2. Connie Matalon Says:

    Hi April,

    Stan and I admire you–you have “survived” an impossibly difficult time with courage and grace. We are thinking of you and Rachel and Daphne and Vincent.
    Cousin Connie

  3. Carolyn Says:

    I watched A Walk to Remember the other night and cried when I heard “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it”. Joel’s love is yours forever.

    Thinking of you…

  4. Paula Cooprider Says:

    Hi April, Rachel, Daphne and Vincent ,
    I can’t pretend to know the pain that each of you experience every day. I like seeing you and spending time with you all because ( besides liking each of you)it’s the next best thing to seeing Joel. I see him in all of you. Continuing to think of you and still miss him, too. Paula

  5. Matthew Says:

    I am sorry for your loss.

  6. Mackenzie Says:

    i love coming and looking at the Peigh it forward site. I can’t wait for the golf outing next saturday!!!! I also can’t wait to see how much money we make for cancer. And Paula, you are right, I can see Joel in all of them.

    P.S. happy birthday Daphne!!!!!!!

  7. Shirley Sherer Says:

    I just wanted to say what a great time we had yesterday at the Peigh it forward classic!! Weather was great, the golf was almost great. The food and gifts where great and I love the way the family comes together to support the event. Love Love Love you all!

  8. mackenzie Says:

    i love the pic of daphne being….. daphne.

  9. mackenzie Says:

    hi, daphne is still being…….. daphne

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