Matthew Campbell's Journal
Written Jun 16, 2008 2:34pm
Hello! I just wanted to let everyone know that the memorial for Matthew has been started. We will be taking pictures of the progress and will post them for everyone to see. The family took their first camping trip last weekend since Matthew went home and though it was very peaceful aside from chasing Lillian around, it was very tough for everyone, especially my mom. We know that it is going to be really difficult doing things for the first time with out him there physically, but I feel him around us all of the time. As you know Matt loved to watch birds and we have continued to watch them. There have been several species of birds that have visited our backyard that we have never seen before in this area, thank you , Matt. I always ask Matt to give em a sign that he is still here and though I wait for something big I have noticed teh small subtle ones. I pray that everyone is doing well and keeping their faith strong. I know it is hard. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers, especially my parents. My mom is still having a really hard time, I know my dad is also, but he stays strong for mom. It has been really difficult for Heather and I, its hard for us to talk about are feelings with our parents, because we feel we need to stay strong for them. I just really miss Matthew so much, it still does not seem real and I sometimes find myself thinking he is going to walk in the door or call me like he always used to. Lillian and I look at pictures of her Uncle Matt every morning in her room and I tell her how much he loves her.That makes me cry every moring knowing that she will always know he he was, but will not ever really know him and feel the happiness he brought with him everyday. Oh how we miss him. I ran into a family friend that lives next door to Big Daddy at Target yesterday and I have not seen her in quite sometime. She told me how sorry she was for our loss and how much loved and misses Matt and how special and happy he always was. She immediately began crying at the begginning of our conversation and it made me realize that we are not the only ones still hurting. I truly hope and pray for everyone that God will lead us all to find the strength to go on day to day and allow us to see the beauty of Matthew's life that we can always hold on to.
Written Apr 2, 2008 10:17pm
Hello everyone, I hope all is well. We are doing ok. I just wanted to tell everyone the scripture that my mom chose to put on the stone that is going in the garden of Matthew's Memorial, it's beautiful. 2 Timothy 7-8 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing."
I just wanted to share that with everyone.
Written Mar 31, 2008 2:03pm
Dear Caring Bridge Family,
If you would like to participate in Matthew's memorial at Youree Drive Middle School, the money is due by Thursday April 3, 2008. Once again the bricks are 20 dollars.Your name or orginization will be engraved on the brick. Under your name they can put relation to Matthew, like friend or aunt, etc. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the pricipal at Youree Drive Middle School. You can refer to the journal below for more information.
God Bless you all,