Here we all are at this the season for "GIVING THANKS". We all are very thankfull for been given the chance to know and love you.Sure, we all have our own reasons for missing you,but we must remember you and all the good times we had together,and that will always go on in our minds and our hearts.You never really know how much you will miss or loved someone untill for what ever reason they are gone.For us that happen with you,we always thought that you would be here with us.To be honest.you are still with us ,but in a different way and reason.You will live on in our memory and because of the love in our hearts for you.Sometimes that heart is lonely with out you,but then ,you in someway,something happens,we hear a voice,see something ,or whatever and "you" are there with us again.What a grand feeling it is to know that you are around us everyday,we know you are there.There is a reason for everthing that happens to us in this crazy world.And sometimes we must lose someone very dear to us for us to "move on".Sure it hurts,but somewhere,somehow we go on.The memory of that person keeps us going forward.For that person is not really gone ,for the spirt lives on forever in all of us.Just as you "spirt" will keep us moving on down the road of life. Corrina,stay close to us.We need you more now then ever since you have moved on.May your spirt be with all of us,and watch over us all.We know that you are not alone .Keep shinning your bright smile to drive away the clouds of despair. miss you so much, uncle ed
I was reading a story about a woman who had cancer ,at the end of the story was a saying that she said helped her get thru it all.When I READ THAT SAYING,I THOUGHT OF YOU RIGHT OFF THE BAT.Here it is,and it fits you and the way you spent your short time with us: "Take the word IMPOSSIBLE,and add an apostrophe,.what do you get? The words I`M POSSIBLE".What more is there, but that was you.Nothing was impossible to you and you showed it.Your memory live on forever and shall never be forgotten.For as long as time goes on "YOUR CANDLE WILL SHINE BRIGHT AND BE A BEACON TO OTHERS".Never forget that you were love by many and are missed by many more,including those that you never had a chance to met. We all miss you dearly ,but it "helps" to know that you "visit" us from time to time. Who are we to say what is right or wrong,this life is a test for us and we must go on with the strength of those we have loved and missed by using the memories we have been able to have. Shine on Corrina now as you always did,light our path. UNCLE ED.
Precious Corrina--We love you / Mom &. Cott Read >>
Precious Corrina--We love you / Mom &. Cott
Could we ever forget your sparkling eyes or the way you brightened each day, or your smile which is etched in our memories, so you're never far away? Could we ever forget those priceless moments? The answer, of course, is never. For you were part of our lives for a brief time, but you'll be part of our hearts forever. ~ Author Unknown
I love you little girl! / Cott
My little girl, I miss you with every fiber of my being. I would give anything to be able to wrap my arms around you and tell you that I love you. There is so much that I never got to teach you, and there was so much that I still needed to learn from you. This has been the hardest year that I have ever had, and it is all because I am suffering from a broken heart. Your mom and I miss you every day, and we can't wait to see you again.
You know I love you little girl, and I always will. Close
THINKING ABOUT YOU,THANKS / Uncle Ed
Corrina: Well,today has come for us of us.It is just as hard today as it was back then.We ask ourself everyday "WHY".We come up with many reasons to fill in the void,but only 2 "people" know the real reason. There are many memories that I have about you.If you do not mind I want to tell a few. 1. taking you to the movies when they came out,remember the cold winter night we were going to the Christmas Parade,on the way we decided that it was too bad so we went to Latham Mall to see a movie. 2. remember the swing?I gave you an old swing from school,and we put it up at the camp.If i remember right,you took it to Texas with you. 3.who could forget the love you had for Granpa Rocky and for Nana.You were the shining star in their eyes,nothing you did was wrong with them,not not you ever did anything wrong[right]. 4.Going out last year ,all of us,to get your outfit for your graduation from high school.We stopped off at the sport store and I got you a "YANKEE HAT". 5.Speaking of "that team",all the kidding we used to give each other ,because I was a Red Sox fan. 6.Everybody had their own nickname for you,remember mine,"stinky feet." 7.Two things about your high school graduation.Remember as you left the stand,"someone" shouted out a nickname to you.Sorry .but I just had to do it[HEIDY/HOLLYS nickname for you].Also when it was over and you came over to us,I had a can of silly string. 8.That night after at the house,I offered to go out and took you and a friend with me.We laughed and had a good time. 9.Remember when you came up north and you brought a friend.Remember who was playing at the"PEPSI"? Both of you were"crazy about them".I took you down and got you each your choice .You each got their tour book. 10.How could I forget how I used to tease you about boy friends in Texas when we talked on the phone. there are many ,many more.But I remember you as a person who would go out of their way to help or befriend someone,with ever asking for a return. You brought joy and love to your mother and for Scott.Your mother loved you so much,and Scott was just crazy over you,after your mother no else could love you more then Scott did.Just looking at him and anyone could tell.Your life with them was a gift to them,and your leaving was harder than anything anyone could imagine.They get thru this time by support from each other,family,friends,and of course your memory and your spirt being with them always.Most of the time people really do not know how much you can love a person untill they are gone.But in your case ,both Michelle and Scott loved you so much,it is hard to believe that there could be more.But by the way they remember you to others and to each other they have showed just how much they loved you AND STILL LOVE YOU. I have to tell you something,I have never had any family pictures at my work desk.Untill now that is,I have 3 pictures of you at work.I look at them everyday.Just as I get E-MAILED every time your web site is updated.There are days when that is checked,that it gets me thru the day. It has come time to end this.I just want you to know that you were loved by many,and you are loved by even more now.Funny,but at this time in my life,hard times,I find that thinging of you,going to your web site,e-mailing Michelle about you HELPS ME ALOT.So that just proves that even with you gone from this "place" you still carry out the work you did while here. THANK YOU SO MUCH, UNCLE ED Close
A Letter To My Precious Corrina / Mom
My Dearest Corrina,
How has life gone on without you? It didn't seem possible to me a year ago. It
seemed that life should have stopped for me, for Cott, for all of us who adored
you on that horrible day. It didn't though, and here I am still without my
baby. You filled my life with such joy. When you were born I was so looking
forward to what I'd teach you, and show you, and be able to share with you. I
had no idea that it would be the other way around. You taught me so much. You
made me want to be a better person and because of you, I became that person.
Never did a day go by that we didn't share laughter together. Nor a day without
a hug, an "I love you", a kiss, some smiles, and lots of love. How can this be?
This life without you. I thought for so long that it was all just a horrific
dream and that I would wake up and find you asleep in your bedroom with your
glasses still on, like I had done so many times before. Do you remember me
sneaking in your room to check on you? If we counted them up, I'm sure it was a
least a thousand times or more in your 18 years, 8 months & 14 days of life with
me on this Earth.
Do you remember when we painted your room? It was less than a month before you
passed away. We had such fun that weekend. We laughed, sang and made a few
messes. We kept missing the dropcloth and getting that red paint on the
carpet...you and I thought it was funny. Cott, not so much though, remember? I
think we were just overtired & silly, you and I. He eventually started
laughing though, you always could make him laugh. He misses you SO much. He
writes you a letter everyday on his laptop. I don't know if he saves them all
or not, but everyday faithfully, he writes to you. I write to you eveyday in a
journal. I keep you posted about eveything going on. Which is funny if you
stop and think about it. Where you are, you already know everything that's
happening I'm sure. So many times I sit and wish I could be with you where you
are. I long to see you, touch your precious face, or hold your sweet hand in
mine. We held hands all the time, especially while watching TV. Remember all
the movies we would watch together? Do you remember the very first movie I took
you to see? It was "The Little Mermaid" and you were mesmerized. You didn't
say a word, or move, or even blink, I think, for the entire time. I even
remember having a hard time getting you to leave the theatre when it was over.
You weren't quite 3, but I remember it like it was yesterday. Do you remember
all the movies we watched when you'd fall asleep on my shoulder? The last one,
"Oceans Twelve" just days before your accident. I moved ever so slightly
because my arm was going to sleep and you just snuggled up closer. My arm
survived, but my heart broke just days later.
Sweetpea, I wish I could go back in time and freeze it. I would pick a day when
you were at your happiest and I would freeze it right there, and I would be
happy and content to live that day, over and over with you. I don't think you
realized just how much you were loved by everyone. We told you over and over,
many times a day, but did you really know the depth of our devotion to you? Did
you know how happy you always made us? Did you know how proud? You graced us
with your sweet smile and amazing love each and everyday of your life. I am
forever grateful and proud to be your Mom. Not a day goes by that I don't talk
about you to someone, somewhere. I'm thankful that so many are willing to
listen. Our family, your friends,my friends, and my online friends who are
traveling this same sad road. Even Belma, Rosemary and Jana wait everyday in
anticipation of my daily RINABEAN story.
If I could touch the sky and take a star for every time you made me smile, I
would be holding the whole universe in my hands. Oh Rina, you lived for all of
us who loved you, and all who you loved in return, will always remember. I know
your soul & spirit is alive and soaring in a beautiful, amazing, peaceful and
wondrous place and I feel your presence everyday, but it's my honor as your Mom,
to keep your memory alive as well. I hope to make you proud. Thank you, thank
you, thank you! You are my baby, my child, my best friend, my heart, and the
absolute love of my life. I love you! I always have and always will, and I
will miss you every single second, of every single day, till were together
again, and I can hardly wait!
HOW CAN IT BE! / UNCLE ED
How can it be! It has been a year since that day we all got the news.It was as if the world stopped when we heard the news.All we could do is to comfort each other the best way we could.We are still doing that today,and will till the end of time.You left behind a strong family ,one that will,and has given each other great support.The memories of you get us thru each day,memories that will always be there for us to think about and to pass on to others. Your short time here with us was a gift that all of us are greatfull for.A person like you only comes along once in awhile.You looked out for others in any way you could,never asking why.That made you very special and loved by many. You may not be with us in body,but we feel your "force" everyday.You have your ways of being "known to each of us".We also know that you are still there,helping others. Today will be hard to get thru,but we will with the support from family,friends,and you. MISS YOU GREATLY. UNCLE ED Close
CORRINA=ANGEL/ UNCLE ED
You do not remember the song "PEOPLE",BUT THAT SONG HOLDS MEMORIES FOR ME.As I think of it ,it also reminds me of you.The songs has a line that goes"PEOPLE WHO NEED PEOPLE ARE THELUCKIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD".People needed you in many ways and you never asked why or how you just knew and did it.Everyone who knew you or came in touch with you became one of "the luckiest people in the world".You now have the chance to touch more people than ever and we know you will go out of your way to help us all.Your time with us was too short but we feel honored to have had that time with you,you are one special person in so many ways.Your place in time will be remembered by many and will go on for ever.MISS YOU"STINKY FEET"[sorry about that] but it felt good. UNCLE ED Close
Hey girlie / Ashton Hinch (friend)
Hey chika, how are you? i hope your labor day is going well. i'm sorry i havn't really put anything on your site lately. I just want you to know that I think about you every day. i have my own house now, and I wish you were there with me. we always said we would be roommates. As the weather gets colder, i remember how you always loved those grey, cold days. you inspire me constantly and I love you so much. I miss you like crazy. Even a year afterwards it's impossible not to cry when i think about you. Happy Labor day girl. Close
Angel Mom / Donna Gramlich (Mother of another angel ) I would like to send our deep condolences to you and your family. I just lost my son 12-18-05 in Farmington, NY.He just turned 18. He was a passenger and a friend was driving him home. The driver was drinking before he showed up at my son’s friend’s house.The driver sped off and within 1 min. the accident happened. The driver hit a guard rail, spun around and then hit a tree trapping my son in the car.He was the only one killed and the driver walked. I deeply know what you and your family is going through. Matthew was my only child. My partner and as you know our life and future. We know our lives will never be the same for any of us in our families. She is truly an angel and with my son. There should be a rule that young people should not die. We live in this new night mare and our lives are now changed for ever. We now live day to day to get through. Our missing will be for ever. I will pray for you and your family to help you get through each day as every one in our life has. It's not easy and will be the hardest thing we will ever experience in our life. There is nothing like this experience everything else is nothing and small. No family should ever experience this kind of lost. My heart goes out to all her friends because I know what they are going through also. I keep in contact with Matthew’s closest friends just to help me get through. Everyone here in my life has been truly wonderful and a blessing.We all stay connected to help each other. I want to send out my heart to all your family and friends. Matthew andCorrina will for ever be in our hearts and now that is where they will live for ever. http://matthew-gramlich.memory-of.comClose
I was browsing the internet under the name Corrina and I found your website, my name is Corrina Jane Penston and I was born on New Year;s day, I am 26 but I feel maybe similar to your daughter in that I am a singer/songwriter artistic though Irish. I just want to commend you on a beautiful idea and wish you happiness in all you do. I am sure your daughter is happy where she is and I know from this site, she was loved.
last year / Ed Davis (uncle)
Well here I sit ,just back from a long day,Your Aunt Kathy and I were thinking about last year on this night.Of course you remember your gradution party and all of us enjoying each others company.Then I remembered that I took you and your friend away from it all and we took a ride and we had a good time.Of all the times we had together I will remember that night.You laughed and had[seemed] good time.You always made a good time out of an ordinary day for all of us. Miss you much and there are times that it seems that you are near.You touched us all then and in your own way you still "touch us all" Watch over your family, as I know you do,they miss and love you. take care love ya UNCLE ED Close
We love you! / Mom &. Cott We love you so much and miss you. Today Cott and I spent a lot of time in your room. The whole day was spent talking , crying, smiling and even laughing about you. It's always been all about you and it will always continue to be that way. You were our whole life and you always will be. We love you Rina Jempell, forever and ever and ever. We love you all the way up to Jesus in the sky. Butterfly Ekimo baby girl! Close
Happy Easter RinaBean / Mom &. Cott Happy Easter sweet baby girl. We love you and miss you so much. Today we were remembering all the wonderful Easter's we shared together and we so very much wish we were all together for this one. Remember how much we love you, always have and always will. You are the love of our lives and we miss you every minute of every day. You are our "Rina Jempell" and we will always remember the love and joy you have given us. We love you!
just like Spring / ED (UNCLE)
Here I sit at work and my e-mail pops up ands says "you got mail".What a surprize when I find out that it is an up date on your site.When I go to see whats new,it kind of helps me make it through some rough days.All because it brings me back to remembering you and all the good times[there never were any bad times] we had with you.that is not to say that I do not think of you other times.WHO COULD FORGET YOU? NOBODY!!! With your smile and good nature,everyday with Spring coming is a constant reminder of you.You brought LIFE to all you came in contact with,just like Spring does.I could go on forever,but time to leave.Just remember,as if you do not know already,you are missed so much that it hurts.But we also know that you are with us every moment of the day and night. love and miss Close
You are in my Prayers / Jo Fitzpatrick (from gp )Read >>
You are in my Prayers / Jo Fitzpatrick (from gp )
My heart goes out to you. What a beautiful daughter you have and I say have cause are girls are still with us each and everyday.