Just wanted to write this for your mom, brothers, and friends.
I have heard so many loving stories of your life while you were here on this earth from your mom and I wish I had the honor of knowing you personally. But the Lord called you home before I had that chance. And that is ok. For I know beyond a shadow of a doubt where you are….you are where, if we were all honest with ourselves, want to be…home..and I know that I will get to meet you there.
Your life, Matthew impacted many. And for that I praise God. The stories of your selfless acts of kindness to others, your genuine love for others, your love for God and your love for your family will be memories that many will carry their whole life. God will continue to impact others through the example you gave as they reflect of your time here.
Your mom is a very special lady Matthew. Your brothers are special young men, too. Your friends that had the honor of knowing you are special as well…because they had the honor and privilege of seeing God’s light in you.
My prayer is that your friends will take that light and share it as you did. That your beautiful smile is reflected in theirs when the reach out to others. That they do not cry over the loss of your friendship but they smile for having had it.
I love your mom Matthew and I love your brothers. I pray for them daily for peace, comfort, healing and yes even joy.
Your eternal brother,