Thursday, February 9, 2012

Letters to Heaven

Tomorrow will mark three years since my baby brother passed away. The Reds wanted to talk to him, but these letters - recorded verbatim by me - will have to do:


Dear Uncle Andrew,

I love you.

I wish you could stay alive forever. You haven't been here for a long time. I was sad when I heard the news that you were dead.

Are the any rinks or gyms in Heaven? If there is, play this game called, "Four Corner Hockey". It has four balls in the middle and there's four nets. And get some hockey sticks and then when someone says, "Go!" everyone starts to play.

So tell everybody that in Heaven.

Uncle Andrew, just so you know, my phone number is (613) 555-1234, just in case you want to call me.

Love,
Matthew

Uncle Andrew and Matthew


Dear Uncle Andrew,

Um, I know that you love all of us and I know that you always have to be dead, but I wish you could always stay. And I always want to play you a song. The song is called, "I Love You, I Guess."

I just want to hug you. And I just liked you. But I never knew that you would get dead. I wish you could stay still.

I want to keep your car that's in our basement and one day you can show me how to drive it.

When you come back to life - because you have a lot of lives, you know - you have to hug me when you get back.

I want to show you sometimes that I poop and pee on the toilet. Actually, all the times.

I just told Mummy that I think you just went on an adventure.

Love,
Luke


The only known photo of Uncle Andrew with Luke



And you?
If you could send a letter to Heaven,  what would it say?

8 comments:

  1. I love your boys, all of them. And I love you. I can't believe how much time has flown by since Andrew's passing. XOXO

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    1. Sweet Biffer - thanks for the love - for me, for them. Some days, it feels like forever, others, like the call just came.

      This week, today - tomorrow - is always the worst. I wonder if it will always be so?

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  2. Your boys are wise beyond their short years. Hug them.

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  3. That they are. That I have, do, will.

    xo

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  4. love those boys- three years? wow. Sending love. Time flies.

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    1. Time certainly does. Feels like yesterday, even though, like Matthew said, it feels like he's been gone a long time.

      Thanks for the love, my darling friend.

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  5. Liz:These letters are positively precious. Hold onto those Reds. Your brother would have wanted you too. These are truly the most beautiful love letters.

    If I could write a letter to a deceased relative, I'd like to find out how my grandma is doing - and if there are Japanese beetles in her garden in Heaven. I sure hope not. Those suckers really pissed her off.

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    1. Oh, Renee, only you could make me snort with laughter today. Thank you for this - what a FABULOUS image I have of your Grandma. Haaaaaa!!!!

      Thank you, especially, for this.

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