I felt your presence in your childhood home this weekend as I was surrounded by your loved ones. You were very blessed and we were all blessed to have had you in our lives. I am still reeling from shock with the news of your passing, for me honestly, you were too young to die. But, who am I to question Our Creator? God needed you home because your mission here on earth was complete. You definitely touched our lives in all ways possible.
I'll go straight to the point, although we have not spoken in years, you know you were a big part of my life--a kick-started turning point which eventually lead me to where I am today. For that, I am grateful to you. We had some good and not so good times, but I learned a lot about myself in our relationship as lovely and crazy as it was. We were different people at that point in our lives, we were young, crazy and in love with life and all it had to offer us. We didn't agree on a lot of things but the one thing we agreed on was we were both crazy about our children. I know just how proud you are/were of Valarie because I felt proud seeing her. She's grown up to be the beautiful, intelligent AND confident young woman she is today thanks to you, Angie, Tom and the love of family. You have nothing to worry about Valarie, after the grieving period, I know she'll be fine. Now, you can be with your baby girl ALWAYS.
Also, I want you to know this, the past is the past and neither of us can do anything to change it, you can go to the afterlife knowing all has been forgiven. What I truly hoped and prayed for is that you forgave yourself. Go to the other side in peace, give all of our loved ones a big Angelic hug and kiss from US here on earth and put in a good word for us with "The One." Thank you for the memories, Anthony and most of all, thank you for the closure to this chapter in my life.