Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Eulogy for my son, Brandon Cruse, May 29, 2014

Born November 13, 1990, Died May 23, 2014
Arrived 4 weeks early, left way too soon....

            Brandon often quoted from this book (I'll Love You Forever) to me:
I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living my mommy you’ll be.
            Brandon was a boy who loved deeply.  He had a smile that lit up a room.  When that smile was directed at you, you felt loved and special.  He truly cared about each and every person that crossed his path.
            My neighbor has two boys that Brandon used to babysit.  She shared with me that once when her family was on vacation at Disney World – which I think we can all agree is the most fun place in the world – her son said wistfully, “I wish Brandon was here.”
            Everything was better if Brandon was a part of it.  He brought fun, laughter, and joy everywhere he went.
            Brandon was creative and musically talented, thoughtful and kind.  I can’t tell you how many times I’d come home from work to find Brandon mowing my yard or wake up from a Sunday afternoon nap to find Brandon had brought us Chinese Food for dinner.
            Alex, Kendra, Michaela, and Charles, your brother loved you bigger than the moon.  He loved you infinity.  He was so proud of all of you.  Know that wherever you go, he is watching over you and cheering for you, along with your dad and your baby brother, Adam.
I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living your mommy I’ll be.

I look forward to hugging you in heaven.

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