January 1, 1977 – June 11, 2006
Terre Haute, Indiana
Our children, wherever they are in this world and at whatever age they may be, are all alike. Reading each memorial tells us what our children gave us in their lifetime. They taught us courage, compassion, patience, hope, and always, to share a smile. They thought not of themselves, but of others — others who were so much better off than them, yet it was they giving to us.
Pete was one of the same. He spared his own pain and difficulties from others so they might see his true inner spirit, a spirit that could never be broken by anything here on earth. Each of our children's spirit truly belongs to God.
Pete was an avid fan of sports, music, movies — and all the current gadgets. His knowledge overwhelmed me. He could learn to compensate and come back to do even more. He never spoke of anger or unfairness with this horrible disease, only of hopes and dreams for tomorrow.
In closing Pete said it best: "To my mother…thank you for giving me, a chance to live life. You gave up your life simply, so that I may have a chance to live mine. You shall always be as my Angel, just as I shall be as yours."
May I never forget what you taught me so that I may continue the lesson to others.
Proud to be —
- Your Mother, Debbie Tague