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05-14-2017 6:21 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon
It's Mother's Day and another "Hallmark holiday" that SUCKS big time without you. When you lose a child, Mother's Day is like rubbing salt into an infected wound. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and I miss you so much. A Mother's Day sign would be nice...hint, hint. I still have the last Mother's Day card you gave me. I carry it around in my purse everyday. I love you so much Brad. Mom
05-06-2016 11:32 AM -- By: Kayley, From: Vancouver
Thank-youu for sharing your heart, your stories, and your memories. Praying for you and your family.
04-08-2016 12:54 PM -- By: Nicole, From: GA
Thinking about you and your wonderful family with love and prayers.
12-26-2015 1:45 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon
How was your Christmas? Ours was OK, but I always know that you are missing. Nothing is the same since you've been gone. I miss you so much. We sent you a Christmas Eve lantern to you and it was such a beautiful night. No clouds. I swear we could almost see you reach out and grab it. The lantern went on for what seemed forever.
Life in general, hasn't been the greatest. Ever since I got hurt, I spend so much time in bed. With each Dr. appt, or physical therapy appt. or trip to the operating room, I keep hoping that I will come out normal (well, as normal as I've ever been...LOL), but it's never the case. We will see what the next test results say. If you could help out with my recovery, I would certainly appreciate it. (I've already made my spring list out for the backyard.) Joe has been my nurse through all of this and has been doing a wonderful job.
Tiff and Tim are doing great and your niece and nephew are growing and thrieving like crazy. Cody's voice is so deep that sometimes, I swear it is you talking. Bralynn sleeps with about 13 of your items in her bed (pillow, your house robe, angels, etc).
You are always in our hearts, but that just isn't enough. I love you Brad and will always remember and miss you.
See you soon,
12-14-2015 10:47 AM -- By: Benjamins Mom, From: Florida
Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and Brad this holiday season.....I hope that you are well, you are in my thoughts and prayers always!
May God hold you tightly in His loving arms......
Love, Ben's Mom
10-25-2015 3:20 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon Ohio
It is such a beautiful fall day and I keep thinking about you. November is just a few short days away and that means your Heaven Date is quickly approaching. 13 years? How is that even possible? I miss you so much and I still remember your laugh, the way you talk and the cologne you used to wear. I will never forget those things about you. Your nephew Cody is turning into a "mini Brad." There are times that I hear him talking and think, "OMG, that sounds just like Brad."
I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and I love you so much. I've been seeing a lot of "23" lately. Does that mean you're thinking of me? I sure hope so.
I love and miss you Brad. See you soon,
12-03-2014 8:44 AM -- By: Arlene, From: Corinth Ms.
I just read your letter to Brad, glad to hear your family is doing well. Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and Brad this holiday season. Take Care My Friend. You are in my prayers
11-23-2014 3:59 PM -- By: Jacinda Hoffman, From: Liberty Center, ohio
11-23-2014 2:21 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
It has been 12 years since we last saw each other. I can't believe it. I don't know where the time has gone. I wish so much that I could wrap my arms around you and give you the biggest hugs ever. You were definitely my hugger. There is such an empty part in my life since you were killed. I think about you all the time.
Tiffany and Tim are doing well and are very happy. Your very smart sister finished her Master's Degree and will graduate Magna Cum Laude. I know you are so proud of her, as we all are. Bralynn and Cody are the greatest. Bralynn still gets very emotional when we talk about you. She loves you very much. Cody still loves to hear stories about you. Cody likes thinking that you would be his "game system buddy." I definitely hit the jackpot when I gave birth to you and your sister.
We will be sending our balloons up to you this afternoon. Oh, what do you think of my "Chevy Chase" lights on the patio? I'm guessing you can see them from Heaven. :)
I love you so much Brad and I miss you more than words can say. Thank you for being such a wonderful son. I am so proud of you.
Always your mom/Always my son
11-18-2014 1:09 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
I just wanted to tell you how much I miss and love you.
10-21-2014 12:43 PM -- By: Christine, Luke's Mom, From: Arizona
I love looking at your site. I seem to have lost contact with your mom. I emailed her on your birthday but I'm not sure if she got it. I also lost her phone number so I wasn't able to text her. Could you please throw her a brick and let her know that I am trying to find her. If she could just send her email address or phone number to email@example.com that would be great. What have you boys been up to in Heaven? Luke's birthday will be here soon and then right after that is your Anniversary. I'm sure there will be big celebrations on both of those days. Hopefully you and Luke have been playing basketball and playing the guitar. We miss you boys so much. Well, don't forget to throw that brick at your mom for me. Take care Brad, and we will see you and Luke soon.
Christine, Luke's mom 1979-2001
May th force be with you.....
08-22-2014 1:17 PM -- By: , From:
Just thought I would check in and let you know how we are doing. First of all, thank you for ALL of the wonderful signs you gave us on our family vacation to Myrtle Beach. You really out-did yourself and I'm sure you are extremely tired. LOL! Bralynn and Cody started school yesterday, so just keep watching over your niece and nephew. I know they were extremely nervous about school. Bralynn certainly loves her Uncle Brad. She wants to hear funny stories about you, she cries because she misses you and she HATES when she sees people drink. That really makes her mad (at restaurants, etc.). She doesn't have to worry about me, though. I've still got my "tribute" to you intact. Oh, your sister only has 2 more classes till she receives her Master's Degree. Talk about impressive. I am so proud of her and I know you are, too. I love you so much Brad and I miss you. We will always have you in our hearts. Love, Mom
06-29-2014 11:37 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
Happy 29th birthday Brad!!!! As usual, we had birthday cake, sang to you and sent up balloons. Bralynn misses you like crazy. She talks about you all the time and sometimes can get very emotional. You would love Cody and Bralynn...they are "characters." But, they help keep me going through this nightmare that is called "grief." It sucks more than anything not having you here. I had so many "meltdowns" lately, thinking about you and missing you. This is no way to live, that's for sure. I will see you soon, Brad and when I do...I will never let you go. Happy Birthday to the best son in the world. I love you "firecracker" baby. Always your mom/Always my son.
03-01-2014 5:16 AM -- By: Roger, From: Missouri
May your Son rest in the shade of peace. You will walk through the valley he walked through, with him waiting at the other end smiling and eager to hug you as you both travel home.
02-18-2014 12:25 PM -- By: Christine, Luke's Mom, From: Arizona
Thinking of you Brad.....
Christine, Luke's Mom
May the force be with you...
02-05-2014 10:13 PM -- By: Heather, From: Washington
I am really sorry that you lost Bradley Louis Cordial. He is a handsome young man.
01-03-2014 7:01 PM -- By: Kim Moore, From:
How very eloquently said, Nancy. Prayers continue that your heart will heal~~
12-24-2013 11:35 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
Oh Brad...what a Christmas Eve this has been. Joe and I were truly looking forward to Christmas Eve and had everything planned out with your sister and the grandkids. Then, the "December curse" hits and the plans go out the window. Even our Christmas day plans have been changed. There were a lot of tears today. But, I keep telling myself, "there are other people in this world so much worse off."
Did you see our Christmas Eve lanterns we set off? I hope you did. They were so beautiful. Did you hear all of us yelling, "Merry Christmas Brad. We love you." You are always in my thoughts and I will always carry you in my heart. I cry because I miss you. I cry because I love you. I cry for all of the things that we didn't get to do together. I cry for your sister and how much she misses you. I cry because I don't get anymore of your wonderful hugs. I cry because I lost the best son any mother could ever have.
Keep watching over us and know that nothing is the same without you. I love you so much and I will Always be your mom and you will always be my son.
Merry Christmas, Brad.
11-23-2013 3:22 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
I can't believe it has been 11 years that you were taken from me. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that you are gone. It just freaks me out when I think about it. I hope you are proud that I finally finished the book (now on to getting it published). What did you think about my speeches to the 8th grade health classes about the dangers of alcohol? That was a rough day...lots of tears.
Tiffany is doing well. She is so happy with Tim and he is such a great step-father. Bralynn and Cody are thriving and seem to be so happy with the new family unit. You would be so proud of your big sister, Brad. She only has 4 more classes until she is done with her Master's degree in Psychology and she has an A average. Pretty impessive. She is actually thinking about going for her doctorate degree.
I can't seem to figure out what I am supposed to do with the rest of my life. I'm kind of lost. I'm just not a complete person and never will be.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I miss you so very much and always think about you...that will NEVER stop.
I love you Brad!
08-18-2013 1:30 AM -- By: , From:
Just a note to say that you and Brad are in my thoughts and prayers. I was writing a letter to Benjamin tonight and couldn't help but think of you and Brad. Ten years have passed, but the pain remains. As always, praying this note finds you and your family well. Will try to call when I can.
07-30-2013 8:08 AM -- By: Margaret Huffman, From: Urbana, Ohio
Loved the pictures! Thank you so much for sharing Brad with all of us. Such a handsome young man <3
07-04-2013 3:13 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
Happy 4th of July Brad. This has always been a very special day for me because this is the day you were brought home from the hospital. I've always called you, "my firecracker baby." Even though, you were born on June 29th, you developed jaundice and were kept in the hospital for several more days. I was so excited knowing that you were getting to finally come home. I love you, Brad. Enjoy the fireworks.
Always your mom/Always my son
06-29-2013 9:01 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
Hey Brad, this is the second birthday message I've left you today. For some reason the first one didn't post. I can't believe my baby is now 28 years old. You do realize that you will always be my baby. Tissie, Christine and Abby remembered your birthday and sent me a text messages. Others, left messages on facebook. You are missed and loved by so many people. We had your favorite birthday cake tonight, "angel food" and we all sent up balloons with messages on them. Did you hear our terrible singing to you?
I hope you are having a wonderful birthday in Heaven with all of your angel friends. I love you with all of my heart and that will never stop. I wish so much that you were here. I feel like I am being cheated out of so many things by not having you with me. I miss your hugs most of all (and your silliness). I think of the funny things that we used to do and that brings a smile to my face.
You will always be my son and I will always be your mom.
I love you,
06-29-2013 11:33 AM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
Hi Brad, well, my baby boy is 28 years old today. It is so hard to believe. You were such an easy baby, always happy and smiling. Then, you grew into such a handsome young man. So sweet and loving. I miss knowing what you would look like today. Actually, there are so many things that I miss. I know that I should forgive the man who killed you, but I don't. I hate him for taking you away from your sister, niece, nephew, Joe and I. Look for your balloons tonight. Your favorite birthday cake is in the oven. Angel food for my "angel." I love you and miss you more than words can say. MOM
05-19-2013 3:23 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
Hey Brad, well, I made it through another Mother's Day without you. Let me be completely honest...they SUCK without having you here. I do appreciate the sign you gave me, though. OMG. What a sign! Tiffany said, "Well, Brad certainly out-did me this Mother's Day." LOL. Your birthday will be coming up next month. Oh, how I dread that day, now. 28 years ago, it was one of the happiest days of my life, but, that was taken from me by the man who hit you 10.5 years ago. Your nephew will be turning 11 next week. Can you believe it? He was just 6 months old when you were killed. I wish Bralynn and Cody could have known you. You guys would have absolutely loved each other. Oh, Cody was wondering if he could have all of your clothes (that I saved) when he gets older. I told him, "Brad would love that." That will be a bitter-sweet time for me, though. Tiffany is doing great and is very happy. She is starting her Master's Degree program in a couple of weeks. Your sister is one smart "cookie." Keep watching over all of us. Our love for you never lessens and we will always have you in our hearts. All my love forever and ever.
12-31-2012 11:10 PM -- By: Shawn Bowers, From:
Absolutely beautiful Nancy.
12-23-2012 5:32 AM -- By: Arlene R., From: Florida
Thinking of you and Brad this Christmas, praying that you and your family are well. Remembering the Snow Angels, knowing that Gods Angels are watching over you
06-29-2012 4:16 PM -- By: Mom, From: Wauseon, Ohio
Dear Brad, I can't believe that you are 27 years old. My baby just can't be that old. I look at the last picture I have of you on your birthday and you were 17 years old. How have I lived this long without you? Joe, Tiff, Cody and Bralynn miss you so much. You are the missing link to our total happiness. We will be having your special birthday cake and sending up balloons. Be on the look-out ! Have a wonderful birthday, son. I love you so much and miss you. I think about you all the time and wish I could turn back the clock. See you soon. Love, Mom
06-29-2012 2:05 PM -- By: Kimberley, From: Canada
Thinking of you with love and prayers.
06-29-2012 1:51 AM -- By: , From:
Happy 27th birthday, Brad. Fly high with the angels.
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