|River has meant so much to me over the years.|
As a child, I watched Stand By Me over and over again
with my brothers and sister,
his face is what I associate with happy times.
Even to this day we can still recount
each line word for word.
The picture of him standing in the sun
as he says good bye to Gordie before he fades away
is what I hold in my heart, he was so beautiful.
The sunshine that surrounded him is what surrounds me
each time I think about him.
I share his absolute love for animals
and he inspires me in so many ways
each time I read about his kindness and love for others.
My tears will never end, I'll always love you River. x x x
|Joanne Kelly - Dublin,
March 13, 2005