Saturday, November 29, 2008

If I should ever leave you whom I love, to go along the silent way, grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there. (I’d come; I’d come, could I but find a way! But would not tears and grief be barriers?) And when you hear a song or see a bird, I loved, please do not let the thought of me be sad- for I am loving you just as I always have…you were so good to me! There are so many things I wanted still to do- too many things to say to you…remember that I did not fear…it was just leaving you that was so hard to face…we cannot see beyond… but this I know: I loved you so, ‘twas heaven here with you.
-Author unknown

11 comments:

shane said...

rip my good friend!!! u always b in my thoughts!!!!

TravisZ said...

Chad never understood how much his influence had on other people and other people didn’t realize how much his influence had on them. Everyone I have talked to since the awakening has said the same thing. HE WAS A GOOD MAN. Good cant be the word that fits him, AMAZING, that is the word. To most of the world he was a shy person that had no more than 2 words to say at any given time. But to his friends he was a person who would talk to you about anything and everything for as long as you would listen. His knowledge was vast. His listening skills were unmatched and not just listening to you but feeling what you were saying. He opened my life. Unfortunately it took his mortal death to open those eyes but nonetheless his life and death has made everyone else’s that much better. I will miss him dearly!

AdamM said...

When I think of Chad I picture his big sincere smile. No matter what was going on in his life or mine, he greeted me with a funny comment and a huge smile. I have always admired Chad; he was his own man and never compromised his internal principles. He always seemed to know what he wanted to accomplish and how he was going to get it done. Chad was an outstanding father who loved his family and a loyal friend who you could always count on. I will truly miss him.

January said...

Chad was the best kind of man. A man that all people should aspire to be. He was the kind of person that once you got to know him, it was worth the wait while he was being shy and wouldnt talk. I met a man last week to who told me "You should always be nice to everyone you meet. Because all you have is your name and when you die they will talk about you for a hundred years" I laughed when he said that because I knew I was not so kind. But with recent events, it made me realize that you can live that life, Chad did. There is not one person who met him who could say an unkind word about him. If only we could all say the same for ourselves. I know that Chad died the only way he would have want to (on his bike) and that he is at peace with the life he lived. He was the best father, husband, friend etc. What a lesson to learn from such a kind beautiful soul. RIP Chad, your wonderful memories will forever live on! Much Love

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ashley said...

RIP Chad... My thoughts and prayers with you and your family always..

ashley said...

RIP Chad.. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family...

LeslieThuet said...

Chad, you changed my life in more ways than I’ll ever understand. And right now, nothing makes sense. No words can convey this tremendous sense of loss that I feel, the sadness and pain that comes from losing someone so close to me. I don’t know what I will do without you and your silly faces, your wise cracks, your long-winded discussions about life’s beauty and your Survivorman code of ethics, but I trust that life will lead me to where I’m supposed to be. And hopefully someday I’ll end up where you are, because wherever that is, I know It'll be safe, and I know you’ll be fully equipped, like usual. Take care. Love, Leslie.

LeslieThuet said...

I visited you today and I brought you a Chimay!

Anonymous said...

I have to say we have had some great memories. Thank you for being so good to me. I feel pain in my heart. I will keep your memories alive.

Tristan