Sunday, June 12, 2011

Remembering A Friend

Bo,

I can still remember the first time I met you. We were coming over to your house on a Sunday for dessert. You & John were in the basement watching the living scriptures videos. You guys were teaching us who the characters were "that guy is Lamoni..." I was five years old.

After that I can remember playing tag in your front yard & a million other night games.

I particularly remember playing a game where we were all animals, & we picked which animals we were going to be off of Johns national geographics. We played around the huge weight set in your basement, & an imaginary stream was the dividing line. We were always a team. Jessica & Bo vs. Kelsey & John. I like to think we always won, but I don't really remember that part.

I remember the future missionary tag you always wore to church.

I can remember staying up all night on New Years Eve & eating tons of junk & rewinding "A Goofy Movie" a million times to dance to that weird song they play before the movie.

I can remember laughing our heads off at group piano lessons because John kept farting.

I remember how much better you were at piano than I was.

Later I remember you guys practicing the piano a ton in exchange for something from your parents. I think it was dirt bikes?

I remember digging a sand castle at Uba lake.

I remember moving away to Texas & moving back home & nothing had really changed.

I remember playing truth or dare & you always picked dare.

I remember when all my friends got into boys & everyone was jealous because we were friends with you & John. I remember you felt more like brothers.

I remember hiking Mt. Timpanogus.

I remember a double date to temple square where John made you go back up to your dates door after we dropped her off because you gave her a handshake goodnight :).

I remember you winning the school election.

I remember going boating.

I remember as we got older after family home evening with our families the four of us would go downstairs and talk about life.

I remember lots of fun times swimming.

I remember you always making everyone laugh.

I can remember how much you loved your family & how you lit up when you talked about John & Kayla, or Bridger, or your parents.

I don't remember you complaining or ever being negative. I don't remember you ever saying anything bad about anyone else.

You were always a good example to those around you. I am proud to be your friend.

I love you Bo. I know that I have no idea what you have been through these last few years, but I find peace in knowing you are out of pain now & again with our Savior who you love so much.

We will all miss you.

Love, Jess

3 comments :

sarah jane said...

He was the best.

kim said...

Yes, so many wonderful memories of an amazing young man & brother...we miss you Bo.

April and Paul Monroe said...

I forgot how close you guys were, I'm sorry Jess. Hope you are doing ok.