Well my sweet Arthur, it's been a little over a week since the day you left us and life changed forever. My mind tells me I could have done more but my heart knew there was nothing to be done but just let you fly. The horror of Friday will remain with me only diminished by the look of peace on your face. A saving grace is you left quickly and seemingly without pain but that doesn't help those of us in grief. Our grieving will be long lasting and I can tell you mine will be life long. I adored you in life and more now in peace. I will do my best for you until we are united again. The friends and family we have are looking after me for you in only a way you would have. You used to say you had no luck but sweetheart you did, you had three families who loved you, friends who adored you and for that I myself have been able to place one foot in font of the other. I myself was the lucky one as well as I had you beside me in life and I know in my heart you will welcome me holding a single red rose when it's my time to leave. Watch over us my sweet angel. For one last time I will say the words I said each night I tucked you in -
"Lots of sleep for Artie"
"Sweet dreams for Artie"
"Lots of love for Artie"
A kiss on the lips and a kiss on the forehead.
Goodnight my love. Until we meet again. I love you.
Your Christopher. XO
Our hearts hurt for the loss of such a special man. We will always treasure the wonderful memories we have with both Chris and Arthur and will forever be sad that over the last few years we'd lost contact. Too often we thought we had time to 'catch up' sometime, to try and grab that dinner date someday. For this we have regrets. But know we have always loved Arthur, the dinners, the weekend in LBI, carving pumpkins, feng shui'ng the house, too many to mention. Please know our prayers and love are with you Chris and also with the family who will have to find a way to see through the heartbreak and cherish the special life of a wonderful human being. The world is definitely less spectacular now.
You will be truly missed by your family. Hugs, prayers and thoughts to those closet to him. I will forever your chocolate chip cookies, your impeccable style and touch of gold for decorating. May you be baking up a storm in heaven for all those who you have joined. Chris, Ken, Beth, Sherry, Matt, Matthew, Eric, Kimberly, Mary, Amy - my heart is broken for all you.
So sorry for your loss. I'll miss his warm smile as I ran into him in the hallways of the hospital.
You have your forever wings now brother.
Fly, fly, fly high against the sky and I will look for you there.
As the song goes;
It might have appeared to go unnoticed, but I've got it all here in my heart,
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it. I would be nothing without you.
Thank you for always being the Wind Beneath My Wings.
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