Chris is a friend, son, brother, and my love. Those of us lucky enough to know him -really know him- know that under his "grumpy old man" façade lives the biggest heart there is. There are no limits to his love. He would never admit it, but he is so kind and empathetic. He can also be a huge pain in the arse. But that smile and bright blue eyes are so warm they melt away any sadness, anger or pain. He amazes me every day with his capacity to forgive and care. He rises like a phoenix every time life tries to break him - stronger and more beautiful each time.