8 years can seem so long, but 7 passed in the blink of an eye
Now you're home and now you're Free!
In loving Memory of Matthew Ethridge b. May 20, 1996 - d. August 19, 2003. Rest in Peace my dearest friend. You are still missed and still much loved.
"August 19th" a poem by me for him
Another year gone
Another thousand tears shed
Time urges me to move on
while my heart keeps looking back
Back to your pure spirit
the sweet music of your laughter
your smiling face
This day is on the home-stretch of freedom
Soon school begins again
and yet today lies tainted by grief and sadness
As time ticks forward
I feel further and further away
from those happy days
Those long ago memories
sink deeper and dimmer with age
Each time I grow more and more afraid
scared of the day when I can no-longer picture
your smiling face.
Matt you are and were the best friend that I have ever known. You were so strong, wise far beyond your years. Everything you and I faced you met with fearlessness, acceptance and heart. And I was incredibly blessed to have you in my life, for however brief a time. I'm so sorry I wasn't there to give you a proper goodbye. But I know that you are with God and that one day I will join you there you sweet sweet angel. I forever love and miss you.