Remembering Matthew…

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Here is a layout for Matthew’s scrapbook. It is a star theme. The 3 pictures have there own quotes.
The first is a picture I did a long time ago, I’ve always thought of Matthew as a star in heaven.The quote is from the book, “The Little Prince”.

“People have stars, but they aren’t the same. For travelers, the stars are guides. For other people, they’re nothing but tiny lights. And for still others, for scholars, they’re problems. But all those stars are silent stars. You, though, you’ll have stars like nobody else. When you look up at the sky at night, since I’ll be living on one of them, since I’ll be laughing on one of them, for you, it’ll be as if all the stars are laughing. You’ll have stars that can laugh! And when you’re consoled (everyone is eventually consoled), you’ll be glad you’ve known me. You’ll feel like laughing with me. And you’ll open your windows sometimes just for the fun of it… And your friends will be amazed to see you laughing while you’re looking up at the sky. Then you’ll tell them, ‘Yes, it’s the stars. They always make me laugh!”

The next picture is of the star Kelly got for Matthew for his second birthday.
Matthew Leo Carroll
USC 495775-86
Location: RA 12h53m3.97s
DEC +3D40M41S
MAG 13.28
Constellation: Virgo

Happy 2nd Birthday Matthew�
I�m so happy we share the same sign.
You shine brightly in the sky and are
Always in my heart.
Love you and miss you
Aunt Kelly

The last picture is what many of us have used to remember Matthew- kinda like a logo. The saying is from Jimmy Buffett, “Boats to Build”
�Shores distant shores, There’s where I’m headed for
Got the stars to guide my way, Sail into the light of day.�

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The second page is a quote Kay C. liked and wanted in the album. It is from Jimmy Buffett’s, “A Salty Piece of Land”.

�Grief is like the wake behind a boat. It starts off as a huge wave that follows close behind you and is big enough to swamp and drown you if you suddenly stop moving forward. But if you do keep moving, the big wake will eventually dissipate. And after a long enough time, the waters of your life get calm again, and that is when the memories of those who have left begin to shine as bright and as enduring as the stars above.”

We miss you Matthew and our prayers are with your mommy, daddy and sister today as their hearts are heavy and sad because they miss you so much. Forever in our hearts you will shine like the stars in the sky.

9 Comments

  1. Avatar Erin said:

    Thinking of you all today and always! I have said prayers for you this week and hope that the day will not be too hard to get through. Lean on each other and hold each other tight. I know the little man is watching down today and looking out for his family. I love you all with all my heart and wish our little star a happy birthday!

    September 8, 2006
  2. Avatar hot mama said:

    I went to mass this morning for Matthew and it was a beautiful way to begin the day. I will be the lucky one to spend the weekend with the two girls who I hold so dear in my heart. I love you all, Carroll family. Love Mom

    September 8, 2006
  3. Avatar La & Linda said:

    You are in our hearts on this day…we love you!

    September 8, 2006
  4. Avatar La & Linda said:

    You are in our hearts on this day…we love you!

    September 8, 2006
  5. Avatar La & Linda said:

    You are in our hearts on this day…we love you!

    September 8, 2006
  6. Avatar La & Linda said:

    You are in our hearts on this day…we love you!

    September 8, 2006
  7. Avatar La & Linda said:

    You are in our hearts on this day…we love you!

    September 8, 2006
  8. Avatar La & Linda said:

    You are in our hearts on this day…we love you!

    September 8, 2006
  9. Avatar La & Linda said:

    You are in our hearts on this day…we love you!

    September 8, 2006

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