Nigel A Kirkwood 1973-2012
by Frances Kirkwood
I lost my son, Nigel Kirkwood, on April 6, 2012. Nigel was my only child and he was also my best friend. My son was outgoing and a lover of life. He was never into material things. His legacy was the friendship and love that he left behind.
At Nigel's memorial, so many of his friends started out by saying, "When I first met Nigel, I was in such a dark place in my life". They would then go on to tell of how he reached out to these strangers and turned them into lifelong friends.
I have quit asking why, because the no answer to that question would be sufficient to explain or justify my loss. I was there when he came into the world. I held his hand as he left this world. Every moment in between was a gift from God.