Saturday, December 05, 2009

As you can imagine today has been felt with many highs and lows. My quiet house, pictures that bring smiles, stories that bring laughter and heart ache that brings tears. I knew I could never prepare for this day, so I never tried. It would always be a thousand times worse, it is. But, we will never give up (Go Heels, that will forever follow that phrase with a little murmur from me) Addi is stronger than I could ever imagine and I will follow her example.
Arrangements have been made:

Visitation:
Tuesday - December 8th 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Raymer Funeral Home
16901 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Service:
Wednesday - December 9th - 11:00 am
St. Marks Catholic Church
14740 Stumptown Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Receiving Visitors at the Yacht Club following the Service
18501 Harbor Light Blvd
Cornelius, NC 28031

Love to All
Christi and Addi

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christi, though your road is hard know that you do not walk it alone. You and Addi are surrounded by those here on earth who love you and tonight in heaven is one more angel to watch over you.

Jenn in CA

Mindy said...

Christi, I can not even imagine the day you must have had, I thought about you so much and just kept thinking about all you and Addi have been through. It is no surprise how strong Addi is when you think of her dad. I will see you Tues evening.

Love Mindy

Theresa and Kevin said...

Christi,

We have been thinking about you all day. Try and have peace knowing that Bo is all around you and Addi and always will be. We will see you in a few days. Lots of love,

Theresa and Kevin

Mary T. said...

Christi and Addi,
We love you.
Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

Jen said...

Hi, Christi, you and Addi have been in our thoughts all day, for the last several weeks, and, of course, for the last few years. Our hearts are breaking for you both but you have demonstrated over and over again your ability to handle any crisis with grace, courage, and strength. I so wish we could be there to show our support to you, Addi, and Bo this week.

This was posted on my blog from a friend and I thought I would share it with you.

I have been following that blog and Bo's Journey since i was a Sr. in Highschool, (since i saw the link on your blog). Even though i do not know the family personally, I have found him so inspiring, and did pray for him last night. I hope his family and little girl are so very proud of him, and i wish them the best. They are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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catie Rubenstein said...

God bless you, Christi. You have been a rock.

Anonymous said...

Christi -
Paula & I are deeply sorry to learn of Bo's passing. He was indeed a courageous fighter. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and the family.

Aaron & Paula Jackson

Anonymous said...

Christi, I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how you or the rest of the family must feel right now. My heart goes out to you all. You are such a strong person and Addi is so lucky to have such wonderful parents. It is becuase of you & Bo that she will now be your strength to help you cope day after day, one day at a time.
God Bless!
Anita Rivera

Anonymous said...

Christi, although I have never met you I've known Bo all my life. You must be a special person. All my love to you & Addi during this sad time. You'll be OK...the emptiness he leaves will never be filled but you have all your memories to cherish. Love to you both...

Rachel Kopp

Anonymous said...

God bless you Christi. Our prayers are with you.

Deb

Walker Ham said...

Dear Bo,

First of all, I'm glad to see you're all ready putting in work up in heaven. I think you were just a little late in saving the Heels today, though. You did help App State with a big win, so thanks.

Thanks... is a very simple overlooked and undervalued word, but is the most appropriate word and theme I have come to while pondering over what to say this past week. I have been back and forth, choked back tears, and erased lots of pre-posts.

Here goes... thanks for being a friend, brother, mentor, educator, boss, and so much more in my life and my family's life. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of your life. Thanks for taking a chance on hiring me and inviting me to be a part of the FIG family that you created. Thanks for listening to me and understanding me (or pretending to understand what I so oftentimes was quickly saying). Thanks for letting me watch the World Cup in your office while neglecting my work that you hired me to do. Thanks for coming to the hospital to welcome Connor into the world when I know it was tough for you to be there. Thanks for being stronger than words can describe. Thanks for being you (and making no excuses for being you) every minute of every day. Thanks for memories that I will share with my children. Thanks for the 5 B's. Thanks for so much more than I can say or type.

I hope that I can touch one life in my lifetime the way you have touched my life and so many others. I love you and hope they have Diet Mtn. Dew in heaven.

P.S. --> If you could help USA in the World Cup next summer and help Delhomme's arm that would be great.

Casey Mott said...

Christi & Addi,

May God's peace be with you in this loss of Bo. He has moved on to that better place with no more suffering. It will take some time to get over the pain but rest in the comfort of your friends & family and eventually it does not hurt so bad. Bo was an awesome person & a dear friend to me. We will miss his generous and energetic spirit always. Rest in peace mi amigo.

Sending our love,

Casey, Shelly, Cameron & Caroline Mott

Anonymous said...

We are so sad to hear of Bo's passing and have been keeping you all in our prayers and close to our hearts. I have known Bo since I was in the 7th grade from church and have wonderful memories, he always made us smile and laugh. Please know how much we are thinking of you, and how we will not forget Bo.
Paige & Les Boyd

Anonymous said...

Christi, you are so special and strong. Somehow, please try to focus on your love for Addi and keeping positive thoughts. Hang in and know that so many of us love you and will be here for you.
My Love,
Mitchell

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Christi, I will copy the email that I sent to you yesterday at Bo's email address.
Love,
Peggy
Dear Christi and Addi,

We are so sorry to hear about Bo. You all have fought this disease as best as anyone I know. It's been an unbelievable 3 and 1/2 years. Thank you for having the blog and allowing us and all the other people who care so much for Bo, to stay abreast of the difficult journey that you all have traveled. Christi, please let me know how I can help you. I know you have family here, but if you need me to keep Addi anytime or take her anywhere, I would be delighted.

You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bo was loved by all who knew him. I will always remember his kindness, humor, generosity, overall love for mankind, and his inner strength to fight the tough battle for such a long time and keep the positive attitude and faith that you all have had. God bless you.

Love,
Peggy and David

PS My cell number is 704-877-8771. Please let me know what I can do for you

Deborah said...

Bo's strength, courage, spirit touched me and our entire community. He is loved, my thoughts to family.
Deb Young

Anonymous said...

We are thinking about you and the entire family during this very difficult time. You all saw the best and the worst through this journey, and because of that it will hurt the most to those that were fortunate enough to be closest to Bo. We are only releived that Bo no longer has to suffer here on earth, but can sit in a very comfortable place to watch over his family and friends in heaven.

We cherish the short time that we were able to spend with Bo, and will be happy knowing that we had that time. We are so glad that we were able to come to NC and were able to visit with the Cain's and Johnson's in June.

Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

Hugs to all from afar...

Dave, Dawn, David and Rachel Cwik
Dearborn, MI

Anonymous said...

Dear Christi,

My heart aches for you, Addi, and all the friends and family that will miss his presence so. He will slways be a shining light in my heart and also for everyone that ever knew him or knew of him. You and Addi will be able to carry him with you forever and ever. The strength you have Christi is beyond understanding. So much love you've given through the never-ending challenges. And now another challenge that I know with your faith and friends and family you will find some peace through these days ahead. I pray for you still. Much love to you and Addi,
Leigh Ann

Anonymous said...

Johnson Family,

I received news that Bo had passed and I am deeply touched by what kind of man he must have been. I did not know Bo personally, but any TARHEEL FAN is a friend of mine. We will play in your honor and try our best to make you proud.

God, please wrap your love around this family and take care of Bo.

Thanks for all of your support over the years.

Today, we lost another TARHEEL, but this team will not forget you!

R. Williams and the UNC Family

Anonymous said...

Christi I am so sorry that you, Addi and your family are having to go through such a difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Bo and I messaged on FB a couple of months ago about getting our daughters together to play, I have a daughter Abby that is a couple months older than Addi. If I can do anything, please let me know. Please tell Tracia and Jo that I am sorry about their loss.

Dottie Owensby Shepard (childhood friend of Tracia & Bo)

Candace said...

We love you, we are here for you all!!
All our love,
The Hams

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Harvey and Dee said...

To all the Johnson Family

Dee and I send our heartfelt sympathies. Being the fortunate ones to have actually met with and spent time with Bo, we can feel the loss of this good man more than some but not nearly as much as those of you who parented, loved as a wife, daughter and the rest of the immediate family.

We cant be with you this week as you say goodby to Bo, but you will be in our prayers.

Christi...David left a text message on Bo's phone Friday..if Bo didnt get to hear it, please make sure you read it and share it with Addi. David is having surgery this week and wont be able to join you, but I know he will be with you in spirit.

Love to you all.

Harvey and Dee Alberg

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love,
Amanda and Robbie Fuller

Anonymous said...

I love you Christi and Addi!!!!
Your strength is amazing and I know Addi is being so strong now because she has been taught by the best.
love you tons
MT

Anonymous said...

Christi and Addi,

Please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you through this tough time. We love you. Consider yourself hugged.

Marilyn and Joe

Krista said...

Christi and Addi,
Your Bo was my hero. When my daughter was going through her 2nd bone marrow transplant at he U of M, he sent an Angel Bear to her and a note that he was thinking about her. After she passed away, he sent a check for $5000 to the HopeKids organization to be the sole sponsor of the Food Booth at the 2nd Annual Allianz HopeDay Festival, in her memory. I have never met anybody as kind, giving and compassionate as Bo.

I wanted to give you some comfort in knowing that my sweet angel, McKenna, has probably already welcomed Bo to Heaven. I'm sure she will tease and play with him, just like she did with all of her daddy's friends.

My heart aches for your sadness and loss. I was really hoping that Bo would live forever. This earth could use a LOT more people just like him.

Love and prayers from Minnesota.

Krista Johnson