Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Hello to All - Thank you all so much for visiting us last night. I know I loved Bo more than anything, but the kind words said just reassured how wonderful he was. I cannot take credit for finding him, as many of you know we met on a job interview (he was interviewer and I interviewee) so he asked me out, but I did say yes. (Who really could say no to Bo)
Again Thank You
Love to All
Christi and Addi - The Wild One last night
Also for those of you that can attend today, please join us for Bo's BBQ right after the service. There will be no graveside service today.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christi, I'm thinking of you guys constantly these days. It's been such a long time since I'd spent time with you and Bo, but I have such good memories of all you guys in NC.

Fun weekends on Lake Norman, deciding who was the better b-ball team (UNC-Kansas-UK), you guys taught me how to play Bocce Ball that one 4th of July weekend (I think it was the 4th)! I specifically remember a bet Bo and I had on a UK-UNC game in 2002. Bo lost and had to buy me my very first UNC shirt which I still have in my closet today. I always think of him when I wear it and will continue to do so.

You've been on my prayer list for a while, along w/ Addi, both your families and your friends. I'll continue praying for you all and thinking of you. Bo was an incredible, considerate, sweet guy who will be missed by so many. But he's taught us all what true strength is. You have a gorgeous daughter and she has a beautiful, strong mother. My heart aches for all of you right now but please know you're not going through this alone.
Ashley Branham Leimer (in KY)

Anonymous said...

Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
with tiny lights like heaven stars
reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular
Please wipe away that that tear
For I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year

I hear the many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear
O', the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.

For I have no words to tell you
of the joy their voices bring
for it's beyond description
to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
but through our memories so dear..
We're never far apart.

I can't tell you of the splendor
or the peace here in this place
Can you just imagine Christmas
with Our Savior.......face-to-face.

I'll ask him to light your spirit
As I tell him of your Love.
Then I'll pray for 'One another'
As you lift your eyes above.

So please let your heart be joyful
and let your spirit sing
for I'm spending Christmas in heaven
and I'm walking with the king.

Anonymous said...

Saying prayers of comfort for you and Addi today and the whole family right now. You both are so loved . .. may you take that love with you and hold on tight to it and never forget.

Christi you are an inspiration and a Saint in my eyes and I have never even met you. But I have been praying for Bo and reading this blog for years now so I kind of feel like I know you. I am always amazed at the will and strength you both have shown. I will continue to pray for you and Addi as it only seems appropriate. :) I wish I could be there today to show my support. God bless you and your entire family.

Fondly -
Amy Williams
(from Hendersonville btw)

Anonymous said...

Christi,
Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of Bo's celebration today. He was loved by so many & I sure will miss him! All the best to you and Addi and I pray that God will give you strength each and every day especialy at your weakest moments and know that you are not alone.
With Love,
Anita R.

Anonymous said...

Christi and Addi,

I'm sorry I couldn't be with you today but I am with you in spirit.

Love, Jenn in CA

Anonymous said...

Christi,
Bo's service was beautiful today. I could feel his presence and he was watching over you, Addi, and the rest of the family. He was a great man and you could definitely tell today that so many people loved him and thought so highly of him. Whenever I hear the saying "Dont give up, Dont ever give up" I will always think of Bo. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Ashley

Anonymous said...

The service was beautiful. The poem on an earlier blog is beautiful as well...
Yes Bo was and will always be an inspiration to all that knew and loved him. I would hope that as time goes on he will continue to inspire many people in life as well as in death.
Christi your strength and courage through all of this is amazing. Once again I want you to know what an honor it is to call you our friend. I am at a loss for words, but in my heart as well as our family, we send deepest regret and love to you and Addi. You are always a part of our family and look forward to many years of love and laughter with the two of you.
Bo and I sat up late together one evening and he made me promise that Addi and the girls grow up being together and I will hold tight to that promise. He wanted them to always know each other as he and Lee did. That promise will be easy to keep. You are family and always know that we are here in every good time as well as heartache. Much love to you guys and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Always,
Tina B.

T.J. said...

Christi & Addi,

I've never met you guys or Bo. In fact, I wasn't even aware of you or this blog until Saturday morning, when a friend and co-worker of Bo's, Doug Ray, announced his passing during his radio show on WSJS in Winston-Salem. I was producing the show for him.

Since Saturday, I've spent every spare moment reading through every single post of this blog, reliving your journey sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, post by post.

We share the fact that cancer has affected both of our lives in a dramatic way. When I was 17 years old, my father passed away from Brain Cancer at age 47. At the time, my mom, myself, and my 12 year old brother couldn't imagine living life without him.

It was my mom who became the rock, the strength, and the glue that held our little incomplete family together. She is a special woman that I will never be able to fully thank for being there for my brother and I in such a confusing a painful time.

You now have to be that rock for Addi. As I said, I've never met you but I feel as though I know you after spending the last several days reading through this entire blog. You can do it. I know you can.

Cherish the memories, don't be afraid to cry, and be thankful of the time you had with Bo. It's an awesome feeling to have someone so close to you constantly watching over you in Heaven. I've had that for the last 14 years with my dad up there. Now you'll have it with your loving husband.

God bless your family,

T.J.

Anonymous said...

John and I have just returned to our home at the coast. I was so glad to finally meet you at the service, Christi. The service was beautiful. Bo's fight and zest for life will continue to inspire me especially when I feel grumpy about some dumb thing. You, Erika, Bill and all are role models on how to be courageous and loving. I learn from people like you. May God bless you and Addi and may He fill future days with joy from memories and new fun times together.
Love to all of you,
Kay and John

Anonymous said...

Your family's generosity and spirit shine through even when hurt abounds. Thank you for sharing your journey and know that you are surrounded by love.

Joni (in Boone)

Mindy said...

Sorry I was unable to make the service today, I was thinking about you and Addi all day!!! I heard it was very nice, thanks to BBM and Tracy Greene:). Last night I heard that at the service today Brian or Phil perhaps was going to read a note from Coach Roy, if you get a chance and don't mind could you share that with us. I think that was such a great thing for Roy to do. When things settle and you need someone around, to talk to just to sit in silence with you I am here ANYTIME. You have been so amazing the last 3.5 years with Bo and I hope you can find some peace now and enjoy every second with Addi and surround yourself with great, positive people just like Bo. Addi is a very lucky girl, she has great friends of her dads to share all kinds of stories, she was adorable last night with her Mr. B. So sweet. Bo would love it. Cheers to Mr. B as well. Your support is amazing.

I hope to see you soon. I can bring dinner:). Love ya.

PS To TJ, your post was truly amazing. Sorry for the loss of your dad at such a young age but it sounds like you were able to be so strong and make this a positive experience. Just by telling one person you are helping others. My dad is battling cancer right now and I think how lucky I am to have him and feel like I could not imagine not having him. With all this cancer it helps realize what is and is not important. We all need to "live like we are dying"......Very nice post.