Guestbook Archives - 2003
Happy New Year Brendan...
AS ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SLIPS AWAY WITHOUT YOU, WE FIND OURSELVES AS ALWAYS, BROKEN HEARTED AND EMPTY INSIDE. WE KNOW YOU'VE BEEN WITH US IN SPIRIT, BUT YOUR SMILE, THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL PRESENCE ARE GONE UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN. WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY THAT WILL BE, PRAISE GOD. WE LOVE YOU, BRENDAN. GRAMMA AND PAPA
Here I slumber to awaken my daze/I find convenience in this savior I save/Am I a prison, Am I a source of dire news/Am I a picture perfect reason for you Merry Christmas
Hi Brendan, Can't believe this is your 3rd Christmas in Heaven. We hope you enjoy it with the relatives there with you. Everyone here misses you. Merry Christmas Pal !!! Bob & Debbie
Brendan, just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. Also I wanted to wish your family a happy and healthy holiday season...I can only imagine how empty your house feels around the holidays, but Brendan will always be with us in good spirits. Take Care
I knew Brendan and what I saw I loved. I still think him often and I'm sure you, his family do as well. He is greatly missed but remember he's in a better place. I want the family to know I may always remain a stranger to you, but please know my heart is always with you all the time. All I want is to hug you all and make all your pain go away but I can't. You all have deeply touched my heart and thank you for allowing me to have met your son. I do sincerely think of you, his family often so please take care and remember to smile. All Brendan did was smile, you gave him an amazing life, never ever forget that. I love you all greatly and Brendan I will see you someday but for now I love you much. Happy Holidays, I know they are rough, i wish I knew what to say, what to do, anyway bubye your in heart and prayers.
This time of year really bothers me Brendan. I am sure you know. I think about you everyday. We had many Christmas memories with you. You were all good memories...we miss you and love you everyday...
We love and miss you Brendan
You're still with us. Everytime something changes into something better, I can feel you there. Everytime a light shines, or a 10 year old picks up a wiffle ball bat, you're smiling. Everytime someone shows faith, honor, courage, or a sense of humor, they're representing you in their actions. You're our hero BG. You make us want to step it up and be better people.
Where do we go, nobody knows I've got a say, I'm on my way down God give me style and give me grace God put a smile upon my face Where do we go to draw the line? I've got a say, I wasted all your time, honey honey Where do I go to fall from grace? God put a smile upon your face, yeah
What a beautiful tribute to Brendan. This is a true testament that his memory will continue to live in all those that his short life has touched. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. None of us ever expect to go down this road, but from personal experience, I know that words alone give great comfort. With love, Lori (Mom to Joey, 2/15/81 - 11/1/02)
hey Beern, its been a long time since I have written anything here, but we talk in our own way. I love you more now than ever, and you continue to teach me how to be a better person. We all miss you bro. Say hi to my Dad for me. Keep swinging for the fences. Next year the Sox will win it for us.
At college no one knows about the tragedy with you, but i remember thinking that eveyone back home in belmont must have really choked when they saw damon and jackson collide..reading the guest book, i was very right. i was really upset that night, for it brought back bad memories but i know u were there to help me along, thank you.
Brendan was one of the most honest, respectable , charismatic individuals I have ever met. He had a great sense of humor and of course he was a great baseball player. He understood his friends and had a great outlook on life. He was more mature than most guys his age. Brendan will be forever missed...
Nice going Sox, and now bring on the Yankees. There's a certain magical feeling in the air. Stick with us Brendan, and help to bring it all back to Boston. Love Papa
Brendan, We all know you were the angel in the outfield last night. I think we were all thinking of you when Damon and Jackson collided. I hope the Sox win the world series for you...I know it would make you happy. We all miss you dearly
Brendan, I have learned so much from you,about what is important in life. I must say we had our hearts in our throats tonight when Damon and Jackson collided and Damon didn't get up. You were right when you said "Baseball is the perfect game, you never know what could happen." After Tonight's unbelievable game it's time to face the Yankees again. It couldn't be more scripted, could it? Maybe the Cubs will play the Sox in the world series like they did the last year The Babe played for them. Hey, anything could happen. Thinking of you always, love, Uncle Michael
Brendan, I knew the Sox could win the game tonight. And I know you were the Angel in the Outfield. And we know your celebrating too! This will *hopefully* be our year! Ive never lost hope in the Boston Boys...and I never will! Keep doing what your doing when we bring on the Yankees! We miss ya Brendan!
I know you're up there smiling for the Sox, and I'm sure you had something to do with this miracle team. Know you're missed, and all the celebration isn't the same without you.
The Sox made the playoffs and I'm sure it's just for you, pal. If everyone keeps rooting for the old home team, maybe this will finally be the year. If it's not to be we'll still love them and I'll still love you. Whatever happens I know your still watching and still enjoying. Lots of love, Papa.
Thinking of you, you still make me smile....loving and missing you always
God bless you and Coach Lelas.. now you two are together again, playing baseball
Miss you so much Brendan, I was just thinking about you and how much I wish you were here right now, keep shining love...
hey brendan happy 21st birthday! hope u r having a great time in heaven... we love u, take care
Happy Birthday Brendan! Now, the whole group is 21. You would be so proud. You know you were the last one to turn 21....they save the best for last! We miss you and love you...
DEAR BRENDAN, ON THIS, THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR BIRTHDAY, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH WE CONTINUE TO LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. LET'S CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR EACH OTHER AND THE DAY WE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN WILL SOON BE WITH US. GOD BLESS YOU GRANDSON. GRAMMA AND PAPA.
God bless you and your family, Brendan. Happy 21st.
Happy 21st Birthday...! I hope there is some sort of wonderful celebration going on up there.. Have a great day.
Happy Birthday Brendan! I will always remember your 10th birthday. A day that couldn't have been scripted any better by a fiction writer. That wonderful, steamy night in Westford seemed to galvanize your deep passion for the game of baseball. What a sweet memory to hold dear for the ages. Shine on. You're always in my heart.
Happy Birthday Brendan. We think of you often and miss you always. Love, Uncle Dan, Aunt Alaine, D.J., Ellen, Danny, and Johanna
HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY. ITS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU. WE LOVE YOU BRENDAN
Brendan today is your day to shine like you always have, Happy Birthday hun! We all miss you so much, Thanks for everything, your one of the biggest inspirations in my life. Love you and Miss you Love Jackie * SHIMMER *
Hi Brendan... Dad here... I know that we normally don't converse in front of others like this. But today I think I'll make an exception, since today is your 21st birthday. Happy birthday!!! We of course all miss you... please take care of yourself... and we promise to do likewise... take care...
Hello there. I was just browsing baseball pics, and came across your site. Kind of ironic, since I spent 3 days in the hospital after an outfield collision in 1994, playing in a semi-pro league in Nevada County, CA. I was playing center and I collided with the left fielder on a dead run. I ran a 10.9 100meters at the time, so I was really movin'. I lacerated my liver, but the bleeding stopped before I needed surgery. I am still paying it off since my parents did not have insurance at the time. Just this year, I have returned to baseball with Team Marine here in San Diego. My heart and prayers go out to this young man's family. I never paid it much thought, but after reading this website I feel extremely lucky that I wasn't permanently injured. I am sure that all of you who loved this young man will get to see him again someday.
"I think about you and dream about you all the time" Not a day goes by, I do not think about you. I love you now and always...Thanks for all the late night talk's...sweet dreams
Brendan, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you, your strength, and your courage. I feel like I owe you the world as you have helped me more than anybody would ever know. I promise I will get up to Belmont to visit you soon. I miss your smile...and most of all, I miss you. See you soon hun...
All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall Some are dead and some are living In my life I've loved them all Though I know I'll never lose affection For people and things that went before I know I'll often stop and think about them In my life I love you more
Happy 4th Brendan it's not the same with out you...I love you and miss you.
Well Brendan another year has gone by, and I still think about you every single day. It feels like just yesterday that this whole tragedy took place. I love you so much and I know you are watching over all of us smiling. It is unbelievable how many people you touched during your life. You are someone I think the world of, and now I am able to see how much the world thinks of you. I love you Brendan, keep shining. "Beyond the door, theres peace I'm sure, 'cause I know, they'll be no more, tears in Heaven..."
You exited our world in remarkable fashion. But then, you were always the remarkable one. Shine on, my friend.
I didnt know Brendan or the Grant family, but I came across this by chance. I cant imagine the heart break. I am so sorry for your loss. Brendan was truly a wonderful boy.
Its been 2 years and I can still remember that very day and exactly everything that took place. It was a day when my world changed, when the whole world changed. Today I am going to the red sox game and I know that Melissa and I will be thinking of you the whole time. "There's a hero if you look inside your heart, you don't have to be afraid of what you are" missin you...
BRENDAN....YOU LEFT US ON JUNE 27TH, WHICH WAS THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF THAT MONTH. SO NOW I LOOK UPON THIS DAY AS BLACK WEDNESDAY AND MY GRIEF FOR THE NEXT YEAR BEGINS ANEW. WHATEVER THE DAY, OR WHATEVER COCKEYED LOGIC USED, WE WILL NEVER STOP THINKING OF YOU, PRAYING FOR YOU, OR COMPLETELY LOVING YOU. YOU WERE THE BEST GRANDSON GOD COULD HAVE GIVEN US. YOU WERE PERFECT IN EVERY WAY. GRAMMA AND PAPA.
Brendan, I just want you to know how much I miss you. It is so nice to see all these nice entries in this guest book. You were one of the best, well rounded gentlemen I have ever met. Since about two years ago, when you took your journey into heaven, I want you to know, I think about you everyday. The days we spent on that baseball field at grove st, are some of the best memories of my entire life. Your smiling face, your determination to succeed on and off the baseball field was contagious. You are my inspiration Brendan. I just want you to know that I love you, and I miss you. Every single time I step up to the plate to bat at Saint A's, I know your smiling down at me. I miss you so much... Until the day we meet again, I want you to know you have touched my heart in so many ways, and I love you! Check in on me from time to time!- MISS YOU Brendan...
It's nights like tonight when I know you're still with me. Not only with me, but with everyone. With the people you touched, the people you changed. You will never be forgotten. I wish you knew how much we love you. I know we'll meet again someday...
Great site,it is an great tribute to a very special young man. Casey the field looks awesome,and is a wonderful living memorial.
So many times I just wish you could be here Brendan. Even though your up there I know your still experiencing everything everyone would love to share with you, We just don't know it! I just wish you would come back to us. I'll never forget the drive we took the very first time I came to visit you at AIC. Brendan I miss you so much if there is one thing I could wish for it would be to see your smiling face once more... Relax up there! Love You BG!!!
I miss you so much Brendan, thanks for helping me get through my first year of college....I love you and you are always in my heart. "I don't wanna close my eyes, I don't wanna fall asleep....cause I'd miss you babe and I don't wanna miss a thing...."
I miss you and love you more and more everyday...always in my heart
I miss you more everyday. I find courage to go on through the strength you have given me. I cherish every friendship I have and I know you are the reason why I have changed into a better person. I only hope that I can have such a strong impact on people as you did. You will never be forgotten...
Brendan, Baseball season is here, but its not the same without you. Everyday I drive by the field and all I can do is remember the day I saw you running in the outfield with that big smile of yours. It was the last time I saw you, but certainly not the only memory I have. I remember going to every game to watch you and John play and loved every minute of it. Everyday I miss you and think about all of the childhood memories we've shared,the "big brother" I will always have and most of all, the Brendan Grant who's been in my life since I was born. Its hard driving down our street and not seeing you on the steps, playing catch or just being you. I miss you so much Brendan. "It's kinda hard with you not around...Know you're in heaven just smilin down." (It took my this long to write to you...I expected you to come back)I love you Brendan! I miss you so much!
We're here and now will we ever be again, Cause I have found all that shimmers in this world is sure to fade away... I don't know if you will ever understand how much I miss you Brendan. I cannot wait for the day when we can be reunited. You help me reflect on so many things in my life and make them positive, and you don't even know your doing it. Its such an amazing thing Brendan that one person such as yourself has had such an impact and been such an inspiration to so many people. My love goes out to you and your family... Brendan I wonder if your runnin your mouth up there, I bet you are :) Luv You! "Now you had me on my knees beggin' god please to send you back to me I couldn't eat I couldn't sleep and you made me feel like I could not breath, When I all I wanted to do was feel your touch"
Brendan, I've been sitting here reading your guest book and it's so amazing how many lives you've touched so deeply. I wished the last time that I saw you at our summer party that I made more of an effort to talk with you. I told you sure you can have another lobster and thanked you for coming even though you had a game (of course) to play later that day. I just wish that I had known that I had an angel at my house maybe just maybe I could of or would of told you that I along with a whole lot of people I Love You but I guess you know that. Please keep watching out for all of down here. Until we meet again. Love from the Wilkins Family
Brendan things have been tough without you... I know you're still with me, and all of us, but your loss is fealt. I think about it all the time man I miss you. You've helped me in so many ways, whether you realize it or not. you are an inspiration... I'll never forget your loyalty, strength and kindness. I'll continue to live my life with the same heart and intensity that you represented. I love you bro
hey Brendan! I know what your doing up in heaven right now! i can see you hitting that ball over the right field fence and i can picture the smile on your face! I miss you so much! i think about you all the time i love you! I know you will be looking over the team this season and we love you for everything! much love danielle
Brendan,there is a young man like you that just joined you in heaven,his name is Chuck Tourigny,He was a great golfer as you were a baseball player,he 's a great guy to hang with. we love you both, Chuck's Uncle Dave
hey brendan, im writing to you one to say hi and two, for you to be there with me when this baseball season starts. thanks man. #23
Our season starts soon, I know you'll be with me buddy... thinkin about you every day 23
Brendan, i miss you more than you can believe. A day doesn't go by without me thinking of you. You have changed me for the better in everyway and I thank you so much for that. "I wonder if someone in the heavens is looking down on me - I'll never know, so much space to believe"
BRENDAN, YOU'LL ALWAYS BE OUR VALENTINE. GRAMMA AND PAPA
Brendan- It has been a couple of months since I have wrote to you. I love coming to this site, although it makes me sad to think you are gone it makes me so happy to read the guest book and see how many people love and miss you. I still think about you all the time, and you will always have a special place in my heart. Please watch over all of us, until we get to see you again. I love you B, "U took your presence for granted, but I always cared, and i missed the love we shared, and i know your shining down on me from heaven..."
Hey Brendan, just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you. Every day that goes by I wonder how great things would be if you were here. I miss you more than anything. You will always be in my dreams and in my heart. I promise I will come up soon to visit you... missin you BG
Brendan there isn't a day that goes by when I don't think about you. when I close my eyes I see you there standing in front of me teaching are class. you were the best baseball play that I have ever know. i know your looking down on us everyday! MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY! my hearts goes out to you and ur family
Shimmer! Don't despair. Perhaps it wasn't just a dream. Those who pass don't forget us any quicker than we forget them. Brendan is watching us every day and waiting for us. You just have to believe. This is not a supernatural message. I am someone who misses him as you do. We'll all be together again.
Brendan, Well its been quite sometime now and still everyday that goes by is one day closer I know I'll get to see you. I had a dream not too long ago that you came back and I was talking to you. And it broke my heart when I woke up and realized it wasn't real. Sometime I feel as if you never left us like you are still here watching over each and every one of us, All the people who care so dearly for you and love you so much. " It's been too long and I'm lost with out you, What am I gonna do said I've been needing you wanting you, Wondering if you're the same and whos been with you, Is your heart still mine, I wanna cry sometimes... I Missss You! -Aaliyah I Love you Brendan and Miss You!!!!!!
Brendan - Baseball heroes aren't supposed to die. I have played baseball with you all my life, and all my life i have looked up to your personality, skill and love for the game. I will continue to look up to you my whole life. Until that day in heaven were we meet and i can look into your eyes again and we get to play another game. Number 1 on the field and number 1 in our hearts, we love you kid.
Brendan -- this earthly place was made better because of you. Your amazing legacy and indelible spirit remains with us every day. Shine on, BG.
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