- 25 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 9, 1986
- Date of passing: Feb 22, 2011
|Let the memory of Matthew be with us forever|
"Yesterday Matthew would have turned 31. We had all his friends around for the evening. I sometimes feel I have lost a son but gained many half sons! It is sad to think Matt would have been part of the group, such nice things were spoken of Matt, and I know they were all true. He was a kind gentle young soul, not a mean bone in his body. I will never understand why it was him who was taken, life will never be the same and we miss him more every year. One day dear Matti, I pray we will nmeet up again. Love you always Mum xxx"
"Dear matti. Today was the fifth anniversary of your passing. Sometimes it feels just like yesterday that we saw you. Other times it drags on and I just want to go to sleep and wake up beside you hoping this is a nightmare. But, that never happens. Our lives will never be the same. We remember you daily and your name is in our conversations all the time. This new "normal" life, will never be the normal that we knew. Our lives and changed forever. We will always remember you, always love you, always cherish your memories. Xx"
"Dear matti, today you would have turned thirty. Wow, what a milestone for you to reach, but it was not to be. No one understands grief like a mother who has lost a son, and you my darling, are thought about every single day. I will always love you, will never forget you, you live on in my heart and there are signs out there that you are close. Please always send me these signs. Love you forever. Xxx"
"Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of your passing. My heart still aches more than you can ever imagine. It does not get any easier as time passes. The way I see it is that every day that passes hopefully will be a day closer to seeing you again. I think if you every day, I see your photo around me and I carry one with me all the time. My heart is truly broken and can never mend. Yesterday was another emotionally draining day. I left sun flowers at harewood crematorium, the tree where you lost your life in Colombo street, at the public memorial service and the seat that we placed near our home. I hope your heart is facing the sun, you are happy and warm, and still living the dream like you used too. I love you my precious son. Xxxxx"
"Today you would have been 29 and we will never see your glowing face. Happy birthday darling. I always remember when you used to come home you would fly though the door slamming it behind you !!! Hi family, I'm home. I used to love that. Loving you always darling. Xxx"
"Missing you every day Matt. You would have been 28 today. We will never see you fall in love, get married, have a mortgage ! Or have children of your own. I try to think of the good times we had together, and we had so many of them didn't we ! But I would give my life in an instant if I knew it would bring you back. I would give my life to see you for just one second. I love you matti. Mum xxx"
"Matti was the most amazing son anyone could have ever wished for. He was selfless, loving, caring, compassionate and he was everyone's best friend. His talents extended from a barista and a musician to an artist and tattooist. He loved his life. He loved his job. His family and friends were the most important things in his life. In his words, He was "living his dream". We miss you Matt. Xx"
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