In Loving Memory Of Our Son

Bradley Taylor Thornton
Feb. 13, 1986 ~ June 8, 2003


This site is dedicated in memory of our son Bradley.
Bradley along another boy Keith were killed in a single car accident caused by the reckless driving of another teen.
Bradley was a rising senior at Evans High School and was on the football team and in JROTC. Bradley planned on going in the military after graduation.









A Letter From Heaven


To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say,
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness:
here is just eternal love.
Please don not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that i'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said,
''I welcome you.''
It's good to have you back again: 
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly: you're apart of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to keep our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years, because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you know, then I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking on day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for to,
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to Godat night. "My day was not in vain."
And now I can contend that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as  I passed along the way, I made someone smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When  you're walking down the  street,
and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go, from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going.
You're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey
copyright 1998~2004







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