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Response to DollyM (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 10:40 AM

8. Hugs back...

Thank you for sharing also. As I had posted before, there is just no way to imagine losing a child and I am still having difficulty imagining. I keep thinking that when we are finished with the "paper work" that all will go back to normal. I guess nothing will be normal again.

Geoff lost 4 friends in a car accident in Alaska in 2008. They were all up there for the summer working for Princess at a resort. My first concern was for Geoff's remaining friends. I didn't want them to have to go through the sadness of a "funeral" in the traditional sense again. We had a wonderful memorial celebration of Geoff's life and rented a local theater in Salt Lake. We had some of Geoff's favorite things there on display, we served Geoff's favorite beer and Whole Foods provided food. We were able to tell stories, laugh and remember him in a way that hopefully helps everyone remember the good times more than how he died. We had standing room only and people that couldn't make it from around the world sent us loving messages on his facebook page.

For now we are all just trying to get through each day and stay busy.

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