Quote of the Week

"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thanks to everyone for your support.
Posted by:Lloyd Woodward--Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You know I always thought that when there is a horrible tragedy that there is nothing I can do. It's so horrible, the loss is so great, what can I do? I won't even know what to say. Well, I might not think like that again. Everyone's support helped. Every condolence meant something. And my wife and I much appreciated every act of kindness, every type of support, every person who called or showed, every card, every dish, flowers, everything; and not the least, we appreciated every prayer. -

Kevin will be missed more than words can say.

Words cannot express how devasting this is. The fear of this happening was devasting even before it really happened.

I shy away from turning this into a big lesson because I don't want our loss to be minimized or "text-booked" (as I have a tendency to do with things).

We just wish we could turn back the clock and see Kevin walk back though our door.

Nevertheless, I want to share something. Just because.

Take pictures of the loved one that your are afraid you might someday loose. Take lots of pictures. Leave no family person out of the pictures of the loved one. Take videos. Take lots of videos. If tragedy ever happens you will not have enough of them no matter how many you take, but each one will become so important and irreplaceable. You have no idea.

It would be nice if the act of taking a lot of pictures and videos could in and of itself provide another wakeup call for your loved one. Probably not. Still, you will really want those pictures and videos.

From the bottom of our hearts, thanks so much for all of your concern and for all that you have done to help us through our loss. It does matter and it did help.

In memory:
SCHREIBER KEVIN ANDREWAge 32, sadly on Saturday February 12, 2011 of Carrick. Beloved son of Diane (Lloyd) Woodward and Paul L. (Debbie) Schreiber; grandson of William and Jean (Rostek) Hays; brother of Kenneth (Heather) Grant, Ashley, Nathan, Sarah and James; step-brother of Ryan, Sara and Allison; uncle of Jaiva and Kenneth, Jr; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and friends.


Anonymous said...

I want to express my profound sorrow and sympathy to your family on the loss of your son. No one should have to bury their child....but in this day and time, many of us do. I am so grateful for PSST and for the support that I have found in your group. You are an inspiration to so many of us and this makes what you teach so real. Thank you for sharing and peace be with you and your family.

Jessica said...

Roger and I would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You have provided many with hope and guidance. We are humbled by your dedication to the PSST families, especially in this time of deep sorrow. If there is anything we can do for you now or in the future, we are there for you. We will always keep you and your family in our prayers.


Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for you and your wife. You do so much to help all of us, know that we are here for you now. We appriciate all you do to help the parents of PSST to survive to the next day with our adicted children. It is so sad that in the society we live in drugs are taking our children. PSST has helped us to fight the battle of drugs and adiction and judging by the large attendance at our meetings there are many parents battling this disease and finding our groups. Your committement is so.. appriciated. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wilma said...

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have known you for a short time and you have been a great source of hope and inspiration to my family. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Joy Y. said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. I am a "virtual" member of PSST from Canada but your posts on the PSST web site have served as help and guidance to my husband and I. My heart breaks for your loss. May you be comforted.


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