To My Beloved Son, Pete
No matter where I am or what I am doing, you are always there, always in my heart, always in my mind.
The sorrow I feel, now that you are gone from me...for a while...would be unbearable if I hadn't already shared the unbearable suffering you carried and struggled against for so long.
You were a wonderful, wonderful son. You had the BIGGEST, softest heart of anyone I've ever known. Your compassion for others, particularly when they were in need, caused my heart great joy and pride.
I miss your strong sweet hugs, the devilish twinkle your eye when you smiled and your quick sense of humor that caused me such laughter.
My comfort in knowing you are in the loving arms of God, and are no longer in pain, gives me peace. You are a part of me always and forever my precious son.
From my son in law...Guy Cunningham 8-28-03
Peter was a good hearted person. He loved everyone around him, especially his mother Diane. Sometimes in life people get involved in things that make them have no control over their actions, unfortunately, Peter was one of them. Diane, you did everything a son could hope for and Peter knows that. I know he would not blame you for his death, but would only want you and his family to pray for him. God is now with Peter and He will help make it right. Diane, the hurt that you are feeling is the strong love that you have for Peter and that is the GREATEST gift a son could ever hope for in his mother.