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Bill Lorntson
Bill Lorntson
At the Twins home opener yesterday, they organized a Stand Up To Cancer event to raise some awareness and some funds. As you entered, they gave everyone a page-size sign and invited them to write in the name of someone affected by cancer. In the top of the 3rd, everyone stood and held up their sign for a stadium-wide photo.

I posted a copy of my sign here, and I also sent it out to 100,000 or so folks via Twitter tweets and re-tweets. It inspired a lot of feedback, all of it positive.

Mark very DEFINITELY touched a lot of lives.
Ray McKeown
Ray
Kristin, In the last few weeks I've read Tell My Sons and watched a number of YouTube videos especially the singing of Tell my Father. It was that which lead me to your family as I heard the song released by Sol3Mio in New Zealand and wondered where it came from. I can't say the journey you and your boys are on will be easy without Mark but he has left a wonderful legacy. I lost my wife in 2007 to cancer when she was 39 and my son was 7. Being a widower at 38 as well as suddenly becoming a solo dad was a horrible experience. It did bring out the best in so many people many of whom I hardly knew. All I can say is the pain does recede while the memories stay on. Its been 6.5 years for us now . I'm married another wonderful woman (I must have good luck because it isn't good looks) who does a great job of looking after her 3 boys (including the dog). I plan to get my son to read the book as I think that in there Mark does a wonderful job of talking to his boys that will work on anyone. If you and/or your boys ever find your way from Minnesota to New Zealand feel free to bunk down in Auckland.
Gloria Dorsey
Gloria Dorsey
Chris,  I am a bit late reading your entry but so thankful for it.  So happy you have decided to live...one painful, not so painful, completely unbearable, tolerable day at a time.  The new normal is taking shape and you are are taking it like men....just as Mark would have wanted.  Congrats on the new job, all the birthdays..and 18 year old and  13 year olds sounds like punishment!  LOL.  One who thinks he is a man and two who are most certainly hormonal...and yes, constantly hungry if memory serves me well.  I think of you guys often and keep the offer open to take you on tour of DC if you are here.  Hang in there.  Mark's DC Groupie Gloria
Paula Goldmann
Paula Goldmann
We haven't met but I have been following your posts. You are one strong courageous person. I know there are no words I can share that will take your pain away,but my prayer for you and your children is that the happy memories out weight the tough ones. Prayers coming your way from ND. (And hopefully warmer days SOON)
Tom Fairchild
Tom Fairchild
Kristin, I feel your pain and understand what you and the boys are going through. It's hard to believe that Suki has been gone for almost 3 1/2 years. It will get easier, the first year is always the worst. I still remember how you and Mark and some of the other families on our street helped out when Suki passed away. To this day I still make the Chicken Chili recipe that you gave me. God bless you and the boys.
Pat/Jack hardy
Pat/Jack hardy
Dear Kristin,
I think of you often and ask about you and the kids.  Lost is always hard.  It's as if your on a roller coaster. Bad times, happy times, change at every corner.  Feeling that void at your side until that hole heals.  It does heal, but with a scar.  Time is the only thing that will help, it's different for everyone.
About your cat.  My cat's did the same thing to my tree.  I had to tie it to the ceiling and not put favorite decorations on it.  I bought some unbreakable decorations and place them on the bottom.  It work for me.
Love to you and your family.  Pat
Suellen Musgrove
Suellen Musgrove
Dear Kristin. I think of Mark often. He lived more in 40 years than many people do in 80. I know he will never be forgotten by your family. He lives in your hearts. I pray for you today that you will be able to find joy in life each day. It must be so difficult for you. I have never had such a terrible loss. Mark wrote to me because I have neuro endocrine cancer also. So far treatments have extended my life. He was such a model of bravery for me. I miss him. Suellen Musgrove
Mairin Fogarty
Maureen Fogarty

Dear Kristin:  You and I have never met, but I have been following the story of Mark's illness and passing since first reading about it on line last June. 

You have shown what a valiant woman you are . . . the way you conducted yourself throughout the whole ordeal. 

I say three Hail Mary's every night for you and your sons, the Weber and Coughlin families.

You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers for as long as I am able.





JANICE GOODWIN
JANICE GOODWIN

Dear Kristen, Matthew, Noah and Joshua,

God bless you all. I have thought about you a lot over the past months. You are a wonderful family and you will always miss Mark and the boys your Father. Remember the good , funny , crazy times that you shared that no one can ever take those memories from you. I feel like I have met you all. I had talked to Mark over the phone maybe twice, and I have his book. It has a special place in my heart because even at 60 years old I still miss my dad more each day than the day before. My father told me the same thing about his father. You are such a beautiful family and I hope all the rest of your family is doing well. Kristen what a beautiful woman you are may God grant you and the boys peace beyond measure. Forgive me for not writing. I live in Albemarle, NC. at Christmas I  called the office of the National Guard and thanked them for all they do. I also believe I told them about how special Lt. Co. Mark Weber had been to many. God bless you and remember the good times, the garden and flowers and when at times my health has been very bad at age 60 I just think my dad in heaven and maybe a couple others say DON'T SEND HER UP HERE NOW I thought you said this was going to be a peaceful place and it makes me smile. I WAS OVER JOYED TO RECIEVE YOUR LETTER AS TODAY I JUST GOT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. LOE YOU VERY MUCH. JANICE  GOODWIN

Vivian and Harry Poovey
Vivian and Harry Poovey

Kristin, you do not know us, Harry and Vivian Poovey in North Carolina; but we feel like we know you and Mark.  We have just finished reading Tell My Sons.  What a journey it was.  It resonates with such honesty that I hope many people will read it.  Mark's story has surely blessed our lives.  Vivian and I have just read your Valentine entry and are thinking of you and the boys.  We pray God's strength for you as you go on into the future.

Rachel Muellner Johnson
Rachel Muellner Johnson
I can never say that i understand what you have and are going through, and I would never wish it upon anyone. Know that you are admired for all of your strength and ability to continue to raise three amazing young men.
We miss Mark as well and know that he left an amazing mark on the lives of everyone he knew!
Good bless!
Ron Hillmer
Ron Hillmer
Thanks for sharing your journey.  I'm going on 3&1/2 years since my beloved Arlene left us and most of the time am doing OK, I'm not happy being a Widower either and every once in awhile will miss my pal so much I burst into tears at some little trigger thing like just seeing her beautiful handwriting on some piece of paper that will pop up.  It a lonely journey for sure - even tho you feel so alone - you are literally surrounded by others in a similar situation.  It gets better - I was a total wreck for the 1st 18 months but as time has gone on it has gotten better so hang in there.  Talking about it helps as does keeping busy and sharing with your pals.  God Bless and thanks again for sharing your journey!
Bill Lorntson
Bill Lorntson
At the Twins home opener yesterday, they organized a Stand Up To Cancer event to raise some awareness and some funds. As you entered, they gave everyone a page-size sign and invited them to write in the name of someone affected by cancer. In the top of the 3rd, everyone stood and held up their sign for a stadium-wide photo.

I posted a copy of my sign here, and I also sent it out to 100,000 or so folks via Twitter tweets and re-tweets. It inspired a lot of feedback, all of it positive.

Mark very DEFINITELY touched a lot of lives.
Gloria Dorsey
Gloria Dorsey
Chris,  I am a bit late reading your entry but so thankful for it.  So happy you have decided to live...one painful, not so painful, completely unbearable, tolerable day at a time.  The new normal is taking shape and you are are taking it like men....just as Mark would have wanted.  Congrats on the new job, all the birthdays..and 18 year old and  13 year olds sounds like punishment!  LOL.  One who thinks he is a man and two who are most certainly hormonal...and yes, constantly hungry if memory serves me well.  I think of you guys often and keep the offer open to take you on tour of DC if you are here.  Hang in there.  Mark's DC Groupie Gloria
Pat/Jack hardy
Pat/Jack hardy
Dear Kristin,
I think of you often and ask about you and the kids.  Lost is always hard.  It's as if your on a roller coaster. Bad times, happy times, change at every corner.  Feeling that void at your side until that hole heals.  It does heal, but with a scar.  Time is the only thing that will help, it's different for everyone.
About your cat.  My cat's did the same thing to my tree.  I had to tie it to the ceiling and not put favorite decorations on it.  I bought some unbreakable decorations and place them on the bottom.  It work for me.
Love to you and your family.  Pat
Mairin Fogarty
Maureen Fogarty

Dear Kristin:  You and I have never met, but I have been following the story of Mark's illness and passing since first reading about it on line last June. 

You have shown what a valiant woman you are . . . the way you conducted yourself throughout the whole ordeal. 

I say three Hail Mary's every night for you and your sons, the Weber and Coughlin families.

You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers for as long as I am able.





Vivian and Harry Poovey
Vivian and Harry Poovey

Kristin, you do not know us, Harry and Vivian Poovey in North Carolina; but we feel like we know you and Mark.  We have just finished reading Tell My Sons.  What a journey it was.  It resonates with such honesty that I hope many people will read it.  Mark's story has surely blessed our lives.  Vivian and I have just read your Valentine entry and are thinking of you and the boys.  We pray God's strength for you as you go on into the future.

Ray McKeown
Ray
Kristin, In the last few weeks I've read Tell My Sons and watched a number of YouTube videos especially the singing of Tell my Father. It was that which lead me to your family as I heard the song released by Sol3Mio in New Zealand and wondered where it came from. I can't say the journey you and your boys are on will be easy without Mark but he has left a wonderful legacy. I lost my wife in 2007 to cancer when she was 39 and my son was 7. Being a widower at 38 as well as suddenly becoming a solo dad was a horrible experience. It did bring out the best in so many people many of whom I hardly knew. All I can say is the pain does recede while the memories stay on. Its been 6.5 years for us now . I'm married another wonderful woman (I must have good luck because it isn't good looks) who does a great job of looking after her 3 boys (including the dog). I plan to get my son to read the book as I think that in there Mark does a wonderful job of talking to his boys that will work on anyone. If you and/or your boys ever find your way from Minnesota to New Zealand feel free to bunk down in Auckland.
Paula Goldmann
Paula Goldmann
We haven't met but I have been following your posts. You are one strong courageous person. I know there are no words I can share that will take your pain away,but my prayer for you and your children is that the happy memories out weight the tough ones. Prayers coming your way from ND. (And hopefully warmer days SOON)
Tom Fairchild
Tom Fairchild
Kristin, I feel your pain and understand what you and the boys are going through. It's hard to believe that Suki has been gone for almost 3 1/2 years. It will get easier, the first year is always the worst. I still remember how you and Mark and some of the other families on our street helped out when Suki passed away. To this day I still make the Chicken Chili recipe that you gave me. God bless you and the boys.
Suellen Musgrove
Suellen Musgrove
Dear Kristin. I think of Mark often. He lived more in 40 years than many people do in 80. I know he will never be forgotten by your family. He lives in your hearts. I pray for you today that you will be able to find joy in life each day. It must be so difficult for you. I have never had such a terrible loss. Mark wrote to me because I have neuro endocrine cancer also. So far treatments have extended my life. He was such a model of bravery for me. I miss him. Suellen Musgrove
JANICE GOODWIN
JANICE GOODWIN

Dear Kristen, Matthew, Noah and Joshua,

God bless you all. I have thought about you a lot over the past months. You are a wonderful family and you will always miss Mark and the boys your Father. Remember the good , funny , crazy times that you shared that no one can ever take those memories from you. I feel like I have met you all. I had talked to Mark over the phone maybe twice, and I have his book. It has a special place in my heart because even at 60 years old I still miss my dad more each day than the day before. My father told me the same thing about his father. You are such a beautiful family and I hope all the rest of your family is doing well. Kristen what a beautiful woman you are may God grant you and the boys peace beyond measure. Forgive me for not writing. I live in Albemarle, NC. at Christmas I  called the office of the National Guard and thanked them for all they do. I also believe I told them about how special Lt. Co. Mark Weber had been to many. God bless you and remember the good times, the garden and flowers and when at times my health has been very bad at age 60 I just think my dad in heaven and maybe a couple others say DON'T SEND HER UP HERE NOW I thought you said this was going to be a peaceful place and it makes me smile. I WAS OVER JOYED TO RECIEVE YOUR LETTER AS TODAY I JUST GOT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. LOE YOU VERY MUCH. JANICE  GOODWIN

Rachel Muellner Johnson
Rachel Muellner Johnson
I can never say that i understand what you have and are going through, and I would never wish it upon anyone. Know that you are admired for all of your strength and ability to continue to raise three amazing young men.
We miss Mark as well and know that he left an amazing mark on the lives of everyone he knew!
Good bless!
Ron Hillmer
Ron Hillmer
Thanks for sharing your journey.  I'm going on 3&1/2 years since my beloved Arlene left us and most of the time am doing OK, I'm not happy being a Widower either and every once in awhile will miss my pal so much I burst into tears at some little trigger thing like just seeing her beautiful handwriting on some piece of paper that will pop up.  It a lonely journey for sure - even tho you feel so alone - you are literally surrounded by others in a similar situation.  It gets better - I was a total wreck for the 1st 18 months but as time has gone on it has gotten better so hang in there.  Talking about it helps as does keeping busy and sharing with your pals.  God Bless and thanks again for sharing your journey!
Bill Lorntson
Bill Lorntson
At the Twins home opener yesterday, they organized a Stand Up To Cancer event to raise some awareness and some funds. As you entered, they gave everyone a page-size sign and invited them to write in the name of someone affected by cancer. In the top of the 3rd, everyone stood and held up their sign for a stadium-wide photo.

I posted a copy of my sign here, and I also sent it out to 100,000 or so folks via Twitter tweets and re-tweets. It inspired a lot of feedback, all of it positive.

Mark very DEFINITELY touched a lot of lives.
Paula Goldmann
Paula Goldmann
We haven't met but I have been following your posts. You are one strong courageous person. I know there are no words I can share that will take your pain away,but my prayer for you and your children is that the happy memories out weight the tough ones. Prayers coming your way from ND. (And hopefully warmer days SOON)
Pat/Jack hardy
Pat/Jack hardy
Dear Kristin,
I think of you often and ask about you and the kids.  Lost is always hard.  It's as if your on a roller coaster. Bad times, happy times, change at every corner.  Feeling that void at your side until that hole heals.  It does heal, but with a scar.  Time is the only thing that will help, it's different for everyone.
About your cat.  My cat's did the same thing to my tree.  I had to tie it to the ceiling and not put favorite decorations on it.  I bought some unbreakable decorations and place them on the bottom.  It work for me.
Love to you and your family.  Pat
JANICE GOODWIN
JANICE GOODWIN

Dear Kristen, Matthew, Noah and Joshua,

God bless you all. I have thought about you a lot over the past months. You are a wonderful family and you will always miss Mark and the boys your Father. Remember the good , funny , crazy times that you shared that no one can ever take those memories from you. I feel like I have met you all. I had talked to Mark over the phone maybe twice, and I have his book. It has a special place in my heart because even at 60 years old I still miss my dad more each day than the day before. My father told me the same thing about his father. You are such a beautiful family and I hope all the rest of your family is doing well. Kristen what a beautiful woman you are may God grant you and the boys peace beyond measure. Forgive me for not writing. I live in Albemarle, NC. at Christmas I  called the office of the National Guard and thanked them for all they do. I also believe I told them about how special Lt. Co. Mark Weber had been to many. God bless you and remember the good times, the garden and flowers and when at times my health has been very bad at age 60 I just think my dad in heaven and maybe a couple others say DON'T SEND HER UP HERE NOW I thought you said this was going to be a peaceful place and it makes me smile. I WAS OVER JOYED TO RECIEVE YOUR LETTER AS TODAY I JUST GOT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. LOE YOU VERY MUCH. JANICE  GOODWIN

Ray McKeown
Ray
Kristin, In the last few weeks I've read Tell My Sons and watched a number of YouTube videos especially the singing of Tell my Father. It was that which lead me to your family as I heard the song released by Sol3Mio in New Zealand and wondered where it came from. I can't say the journey you and your boys are on will be easy without Mark but he has left a wonderful legacy. I lost my wife in 2007 to cancer when she was 39 and my son was 7. Being a widower at 38 as well as suddenly becoming a solo dad was a horrible experience. It did bring out the best in so many people many of whom I hardly knew. All I can say is the pain does recede while the memories stay on. Its been 6.5 years for us now . I'm married another wonderful woman (I must have good luck because it isn't good looks) who does a great job of looking after her 3 boys (including the dog). I plan to get my son to read the book as I think that in there Mark does a wonderful job of talking to his boys that will work on anyone. If you and/or your boys ever find your way from Minnesota to New Zealand feel free to bunk down in Auckland.
Suellen Musgrove
Suellen Musgrove
Dear Kristin. I think of Mark often. He lived more in 40 years than many people do in 80. I know he will never be forgotten by your family. He lives in your hearts. I pray for you today that you will be able to find joy in life each day. It must be so difficult for you. I have never had such a terrible loss. Mark wrote to me because I have neuro endocrine cancer also. So far treatments have extended my life. He was such a model of bravery for me. I miss him. Suellen Musgrove
Vivian and Harry Poovey
Vivian and Harry Poovey

Kristin, you do not know us, Harry and Vivian Poovey in North Carolina; but we feel like we know you and Mark.  We have just finished reading Tell My Sons.  What a journey it was.  It resonates with such honesty that I hope many people will read it.  Mark's story has surely blessed our lives.  Vivian and I have just read your Valentine entry and are thinking of you and the boys.  We pray God's strength for you as you go on into the future.

Rachel Muellner Johnson
Rachel Muellner Johnson
I can never say that i understand what you have and are going through, and I would never wish it upon anyone. Know that you are admired for all of your strength and ability to continue to raise three amazing young men.
We miss Mark as well and know that he left an amazing mark on the lives of everyone he knew!
Good bless!
Gloria Dorsey
Gloria Dorsey
Chris,  I am a bit late reading your entry but so thankful for it.  So happy you have decided to live...one painful, not so painful, completely unbearable, tolerable day at a time.  The new normal is taking shape and you are are taking it like men....just as Mark would have wanted.  Congrats on the new job, all the birthdays..and 18 year old and  13 year olds sounds like punishment!  LOL.  One who thinks he is a man and two who are most certainly hormonal...and yes, constantly hungry if memory serves me well.  I think of you guys often and keep the offer open to take you on tour of DC if you are here.  Hang in there.  Mark's DC Groupie Gloria
Tom Fairchild
Tom Fairchild
Kristin, I feel your pain and understand what you and the boys are going through. It's hard to believe that Suki has been gone for almost 3 1/2 years. It will get easier, the first year is always the worst. I still remember how you and Mark and some of the other families on our street helped out when Suki passed away. To this day I still make the Chicken Chili recipe that you gave me. God bless you and the boys.
Mairin Fogarty
Maureen Fogarty

Dear Kristin:  You and I have never met, but I have been following the story of Mark's illness and passing since first reading about it on line last June. 

You have shown what a valiant woman you are . . . the way you conducted yourself throughout the whole ordeal. 

I say three Hail Mary's every night for you and your sons, the Weber and Coughlin families.

You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers for as long as I am able.





Ron Hillmer
Ron Hillmer
Thanks for sharing your journey.  I'm going on 3&1/2 years since my beloved Arlene left us and most of the time am doing OK, I'm not happy being a Widower either and every once in awhile will miss my pal so much I burst into tears at some little trigger thing like just seeing her beautiful handwriting on some piece of paper that will pop up.  It a lonely journey for sure - even tho you feel so alone - you are literally surrounded by others in a similar situation.  It gets better - I was a total wreck for the 1st 18 months but as time has gone on it has gotten better so hang in there.  Talking about it helps as does keeping busy and sharing with your pals.  God Bless and thanks again for sharing your journey!