- 29 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 16, 1986
- Place of birth:
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
- Date of passing: May 4, 2016
- Place of passing:
|I hold you tightly in my heart.|
"Still, not a day goes by without me remembering something about you. I've read lots of articles and things about grief and have drawn my own conclusions that it is never ending, that life does go on, but something always feels off. The Christmas holidays are finally over and this year I am glad about that. Our tree was bare because no one wanted to decorate it. That kind of sums up our lives since you died. Bare."
"It's Thanksgiving. Usually a time for reflection and giving thanks, for spending time with family and eating good food. But what's on my mind is that it's our first one without you. My mind is flooded with memories of Thanksgivings past. This season I am thankful for my mind that still remembers you, my voice that still speaks of you, my spirit that still hears you, and my heart that still loves you. Happy Thanksgiving, Andrew. I miss you."
"WOW 6 MONTHS HAVE GONE BYE SINCE YOUR DEATH AND IT HURTS JUST LIKE THE MINUTE I WAS INFORMED OF YOUR DEATH. THE HOLE GROWS WIDER AND DEEPER AND I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS IS THE HARDEST AND MOST PAINFUL THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME....I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND I AM SURE I HAVE ALREADY CRIED A MILLION TEARS MY BOY....I KEEP ALL THE GOOD TIMES NEAR AND DEAR AND JUST KEEP WISHING AND HOPING I AWAKE FROM THIS NIGHTMARE. I LOVE YOU ANDREW AND NEVER FORGET THAT.....HAVE A GOOD DAY TODAY MY BOY...."
"6 months. 180 days. 4,320 hours. 259,200 minutes. No matter how it's measured, time marches on and you are still gone. I miss you today just as much as yesterday."
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SON, HOW I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU SO DAMN MUCH. HOW IS THIS HOLE IN MY HEART GOING TO CLOSE, HOW IS IT GOING TO HEAL? LIFE SURE GAVE US A CROSS TO BEAR AND I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW, ARE YOU IN A BETTER PLACE OR ARE YOU JUST DUST IN THE WIND....AS MUCH AS I HOPE FOR THE BETTER ITS HARD NOT TO LET THE MIND WONDER ABOUT DEATH WHEN IT HAS COME SO CLOSE TO ME AND HAS TAKEN YOU FROM US......I HOPE WHATEVER PAIN YOU WERE IN WHEN LIVING IS GONE AND I HOPE AND PRAY THE AFTERLIFE GREETS YOU WITH OPEN ARMS AND SOLICE AND A FRESH START MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOY.........ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR DAD......."
"Happy birthday, bear. I think of you every day. I miss you so much it hurts. But tonight I will celebrate your life. Dark and stormies. Ribeye steak. Friends. Just like we use to. Regardless of anything we ever went through, I love you and I know you are with me. Cheers."
"Happy Birthday, Andrew! Today you would have been 30 years old. I'm trying to remember good things to make it through today without being so sad. Learning to live without you has been a hard thing. I know your life was taking you in a different direction, but your death was not something I ever imagined having to think about. So today, only happy memories will fill my heart. Love you."
"Today I woke up thinking of you. I wonder if you were visiting me in my dreams and I just don't remember. Last year in August was the last time I saw you in person. I remember how you got Allen and I to try Thai food and how big a deal it was. We let you pick out things for us to try. We aren't exactly the most adventuresome when it comes to different cuisine, but you opened our eyes and hearts to the experience."
"It has been 8 weeks since you left us. Time has passed yet my heart is still broken over your death. Watching Marissa grieve for you has been the hardest part of all. Each day I watch the sadness consume a little more of her soul. There are moments where I wish I had the power to bring you back so we could have one more conversation, one more hug, one more chance to tell you how much you are missed and loved."
I never met you but I know your father extremely well and if you are anything like him watch out afterlife cause son you just don't know how much your dad loved you and how proud he was of you. Out on mission he would brag about you and your sisters and I would think to myself what luck group of kids to have a father who adores them so much and now your are gone. It has left a hole in his heart and for him that has never happened that I know of. All the stories you may have heard about your dad are true and he is probably the craziest, bravest and fearless man I have ever had the privilege of hunting down the enemy with. You rest easy Andrew and always remember that you are loved and remembered on so many levels.... RIP Andrew.... MAXX....."
As I read the tributes spread through out I can't help but feel a little closer to you. I get to see how many lives you have touched, the beautiful family you have created and the adventures you have had with your friends. My biggest regret was not coming into each other's lives sooner. My heart aches. You and Breann have been in my heart since I can remember and you will continue to always have a place. I will never forget our first words and the things you said that I needed to hear will forever be taken to heart.
I know you will make sure Alycia and the rest of your family knows your presence whenever you make possible. I hope they know how much you love them all and how proud you are of your baby girl and beautiful sister. I am so saddened we will never meet face to face but I know you will always be with me in spirit. ❤️
Rest in Peace Andrew. I love you.
"My Grandson my heart is broken, to be so young and called to live with the lord. I will miss your smile, and your wit. I have a fond memory of teaching you and your sister how to fish. Even though your sister out fished you. When you see Linda and My mother and Wilma please tell them that I love and miss them. Have grandaddy show you how to cut grass. and build things."
"GROWING UP WITH HIS SISTER ANDREW WOULD ALWAYS REFER TO BREANN AS MY BABY HE WAS SO PROTECTIVE AND WAS ALWAYS DEFENDING HER REAGRDLESS OF CIRCUMSTANCE NOBODY COULD MESS WITH HIS BABY SISTER. HE LOVES HER VERY MUCH.."
I want you to know you’re in my thoughts and prayers almost daily. I know there is nothing that anyone can say or do to make the pain in your heart lessen but I want you to know how much people enjoyed being around Andrew. When his name comes up in conversations it is always with fondness and a smile.
I smile to myself when I think back during the time he had long hair and I kept telling him to cut it…..he would just smile, comb his fingers through it and say….no way….it’s the style….lol I would just laugh and say, yeah, yeah…. How surprised I was when he finally did cut it and he came to my office to show me. I made sure to let him know how handsome he was….he said he needed to show a more professional look as he was wanting to move up in his career. We talked about him going back to school, his family, etc…
I hope by me sharing my memories that it does not cause you pain but rather makes your heart warm knowing that he brought smiles to people around him and that he is in our memories. I will always think of him fondly and with admiration for the young man he was.
If there is ever a time that I can do something for you, please let me know.
Sending GODs blessings to you and your family.
"AS I WOULD LEAVE FOR WORK ON FT HOOD WHEN ANDREW WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL I WOULD LOOK OUT IN THE DRIVEWAY AND HIS CAR WAS RUNNING 86 BUICK REGAL AND LOW AND BEHOLD ANDREW WAS SLEEPING IN THE DRIVER'S SIDE LATE FOR SCHOOL. I WOULD SNEAK UP AND OPEN THE DOOR REAL FAST AND SCARE THE HELL OUT OF HIM WHICH HE DID FIND TOO FUNNY...I GAVE HIM LOTS OF LEWAY BACK THEN HE WAS WORKING FULL TIME PAYING CHILD SUPPORT SINCE HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD AND PLAYING SOCCER FOR COVE HIGH AND ALSO MANAGING HIGH SCHOOL TALK ABOUT A FULL PLATE BUT HE WAS DOING IT AND I WAS ALWAYS PROUD OF THAT AND WILL REMEMBER THOSE TIMES FOREVER...I MISS HIM SO MUCH....."
"To my son-in-law, Andrew,
Tons of tears have run down my face since you left us. You were a part of my world for 14 years, I loved you as my son. I know one day in the future i will be able to smile and remember the good, the bad, and the goofy things that you and Marissa did together. Until then, I mourn your death; the future that will never be."
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