Shared by Melissa Gonzalez on June 27, 2020
Craig the most wonderful man I never met. He was so kind, gentle. I wish we had more time but God said enough...…….no more pain. And for that I am thankful. We will meet again and that will be my happy day. You will be missed.

You left me with happy memories that I cherish.  Diane will be cared for I promise you.
So rest now my son-in-law.

You will always be in my heart,
Mom Howard

To the man that chose me

Shared by Melissa Gonzalez on June 27, 2020
You didn’t have to take us in and raise us as your own.  I know you fell in love with my mom, but thank you for falling in love with us as well. You did not have to.

You are the strongest, most loving man in the world, willing to take on two kids that originally, were not your own - because you loved them and their mother.  I never thought of you as my ‘step-father’ – you have always been my dad.  Thank you for showing me what selflessness looks like.  You are the prime example of what putting your family first looks like. If me wanting something meant that you would go without,  you always sacrificed.  You never made a decision without your family at the forefront of your mind.  You are the definition of strength.

Thank you for showing me what a great man looks like .  I hope you know that I am the person I am today because of you and Dasani is the man he is, because of you.  You are the best papa!  You taught Dasani to be loving, respectful, kind, creative and independent.  You always showed him patience and love.  Thank you for every "job" you did with him and "going to work" no matter the time of day or how tired you were at the time.  

I will never be able to fully express the love and gratitude I feel towards you.  There are so many things that I could thank you for, so many memories that I cherish - made possible only because of you.  When I think of you, I will always remember that you chose me.  You decided to step up and love me. You choosing me is a blessing I could never thank you enough for.

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