“The deep pain we feel when a loved one is lost is of an unimaginable weight.
We carry this weight with us
through the rest of our lives,
never setting it down,
never feeling it lifted off our shoulders.
Alone, this weight is unbearable,
with the help and support of those close to us–
we learn to carry it together.
While we may not be with him,
he will always be with us.
Everyday he will be listening in from above,
even the days that you may be in doubt and think he isn’t.
Roger was someone who was always there to listen to you,
and he still is today.
Whether you were his family,
everyone loved him,
and he loved everyone.
Today we continue to embrace that love,
to let it fill our lives as it did his.
For as long as we continue to feel his love, to spread it to our friends,
and our neighbors,
we will be able to live a happy life
knowing that such a loving spirit
will continue to live on eternally.”