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Here is a candle for you on your Birthday my love. I wish that I could be handing you a gift instead I took Anastasia to your favorite restaurant tonight. We ate good food and I tried to share some memories with her. I wish you could have been there with us to eat Walt's Favorite shrimp and laugh with us. We miss you very much and love you forever.

Posted by: Valerie - Springfield, IL - wife   Feb 19, 2012

Justin I can't believe that a year has passed, that just doesn't seem possible. :( I was thinking on New Years Day this year, that is the last time I saw you last year, and got my big tight hug that nearly crushed me everytime!
Certainly has been 1 hard year, but will always try my best to help out Valerie & Anastasia. I believe that you are up there somewhere with the moon & the stars, a few of your favorite things, looking down on us & you'll be forever in our hearts!


Posted by: Danielle - Walnut, IL - Friend   Jan 12, 2012

Happy Anniversary Justin, wherever you may be...
You are in our hearts, that's for sure!

Also during this Halloween time, I remembered when you, Valerie & I went to that Jaycee's Haunted House...
Fun times! Was just thinking about Goth Raggedy Ann as well & will forever LOL!


Posted by: Danielle - Walnut, IL - friend   Oct 19, 2011

Happy Anniversary my love. I have been missing you since the day you left this world for the next, but never so much as right now. I look back across eight years of time and remember one of the happiest days of my life. You had a vision of how our wedding day should look and you made it happen. Funny how that occurred when at first you didn't want to get married. A piece of paper meant nothing to

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Posted by: Valerie Prather - Springfield, IL - wife   Oct 18, 2011

Also just wanted to say that it's comforting to see Eric driving around your Black Saturn because when I see it, I think of you, and the time you were following me in it LOL, so it seems you are still following me!
Also getting out my Halloween decorations today & remembering that was one of your favorite things to do was decorate with cobwebs & flashing lights & skeleton heads. Just ran across the picture of you dressed as a Wizard the first year you & Valerie had an apartment.

Miss you my friend!

Posted by: Danielle - Walnut, IL - friend   Oct 04, 2011

was thinking about you a few weeks ago on Valerie & Jean's birthday & remembering that was the first time I met you, at their birthday party 11 years ago maybe? You brought Valerie flowers for her birthday, not realizing it was also Jean's! You were actually very quiet, probably because you were meeting some new people but who knew behind that was someone who wasn't really that quiet LOL
Love you & miss you my friend, and think of you

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Posted by: Danielle - Walnut, IL - friend   Sep 25, 2011

Hey Kiddo,

I can't seem to get you off my mind and out of my head the past couple of weeks. I figured it was a sign that I needed to drop in and send some love to your memory.

I'm excited to say that I feel as though I have a much better understanding of the amazing mind your body housed. I have stumbled upon a few books, two of which I'm currently reading and almost finished with which

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Posted by: Rachel - Melbourne, FL - non-biological Sister   Aug 31, 2011

I heard this poem on a t.v. show and thought of you, so here it is.

What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years

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Posted by: Valerie Prather - Springfield, IL - wife   Jul 20, 2011

just thinking of you today & wanted to visit your guest book
Miss you,

Posted by: Danielle - Walnut, IL - Friend   Apr 13, 2011

To my Justin on your Birthday,
Though your physical body is no longer here for me to whisper Happy Birthday in your ear, I will still celebrate the life that you lead and the uniqueness that you brought to my life and to the lives of others. There will be some sadness in my celebrating but many smiles as well. You died to young my love but you did your best to live while you were here despite all that life threw at you. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY! my Justin. I will celebrate you forever.
Yours Always,

Posted by: Valerie Prather - wife   Feb 19, 2011