One year ago today our family lost someone. The story was in the local news but that someone was not a 19 year old man. He was a son, a brother, a nephew, a cousin a friend, a grandson....He was Eric Levi Montgomery. He was 19 but that doesn't sum anything about his life up. It's so incomplete. He was funny, helpful, hard-working, accepting and those are just a few of the adjectives that describe that "19 year old man". Eric was larger than life. He had a serious need for speed-like most 19 year old boys. He was so excited when he found an old truck that he could fix up and play with--I'm only sorry he didn't get a chance to finish that.
It all changed one day with the simplest thing that so many have done before. It was a hot June day-much like today prob'ly and he and a friend decided a swim would be a good idea...if only. If only so many things. If only they had gone to the pool instead of the lake, if only he hadn't gotten tired, if only he'd been scheduled to work that day...Only God knows why this was in the plans. We'll just have to wait and trust. And rest in the peace that Eric is in a better place today than he was 1 year ago today when he was here on this earth.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one an steal. (Anon) In loving memory
Eric Levi Montgomery June 6, 1988-June 19, 2007