|River was my first love.|
The first time I saw him I felt instantly connected.
There was just something about him,
something beautiful, wonderful, and special.
Nothing saddens me more than the realization
that I can never meet him in this life.
I can only know him through his music and his movies.
River, I love you like I love no other.
You will forever live on in my heart.
|Erin Stroud - Peoria, Illinois,
December 23, 1998