posted on Feb, 13 2008 @ 12:25 PM
I just wanted to say, one last time, how much your thoughts, prayers and kind, good wishes mean to me. I feel so blessed to belong to a community of
such compassionate, caring individuals. It has been an extremely stressful and painful ten days since Nicki and Leah went home to be with The Lord but
it has been much easier to bear knowing that I have the love and support of so many others.
I think it was far-and-away the hardest thing I have ever had to do when I stood next to my son last friday and watched him struggle to say good-bye
to his beautiful wife and daughter, knowing that he would not see them again in this life and knowing that nothing I said could ease that pain. I have
come to believe that the hardest thing in the world to bear, next to losing your own child to death, is to watch your child lose theirs. Please,
continue to pray for Joe and also for Nicki's family; they are all still struggling to understand and accept what has happened to them and surely
will continue to do so for some time.
The man who took away my son's world is in jail on 10 million dollars bond; the highest bail amount ever requested for an accused criminal in the
state of Kansas. He isn't going anywhere and the DA is seeking the death penalty, which has brought out all of the anti-death penalty crowd with
their high profile lawyers and huge funding. Please, pray that God's Will be done and this monster face the appropriate punishment for his heinous
My sincere thanks to all of you who expressed your love and friendship for me. It has warmed my heart and confirmed my opinion that thogh the world
seems darker every day, there is still love and compassion and that gives me tremendous hope; and hope, true hope, never dissapoints.
God bless you all,