Daniel was killed on December 6, 2002 in Glastonbury, CT in a fiery car crash. Two of his high school classmates and a father from Colchester were also killed. Daniel's decision to drink and drive and speed, combined with his inexperience as a driver, caused him to lose control of his vehicle, crossing over the center line into an oncoming car.
Mother's Day 2009
Today I Celebrate You
My dear son, on this Mothers Day, I celebrate You.
I thank You for filling my life with joy & love,
wonder & excitement and energy abound
I thank God for his gracious gift of You
He chose me to be your nurturer & protector, parent & teacher.
These duties I carried out with much love and jubilation
Though there may be distance between us now, it matters not
For our souls are bound together in heart & thought
I hold you close to my heart every day and night
I share you with others as often as each moment permits
Allowing the listeners to know your kindness & wit