Dear Mark and Ultimate Tributes,
Thank you so much for the service you provide. It has helped us immensely throughout the last six years.
On November 7, 2003, our lives were changed forever. Our only son and first born was driving home from school and hit a soft patch on the shoulder of the road. He overcorrected and crashed into the corner of a house. He was unconscious when we got to him but breathing. He was airlifted to St. John's Tulsa where a prayer vigil ensued. After eight hopeful hours, the neurosurgeons told us they had done all they could and that Josh was not going to make it. Hundreds of Josh's classmates, teammates, relatives, and friends were allowed into the ICU to say goodbye. The shear amount of people caring and praying for Josh was amazing.
Immediately after Josh's passing, Ultimate Tributes uploaded some of Josh's pictures and opened a blog for people to comment. Although we were not aware of it at the time, we are so grateful for Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service for implementing this service. It allowed anyone who wanted to express their condolences to easily write to us or to Josh.
For almost six years, Josh's friends and family still comment on his site. It has kept open the relationships for so many people. This service has helped us greatly by knowing so many people care and think of Josh even six years later. Most importantly it has helped to keep Joshie from being forgotten - what a wonderful venue! The cards and letters taper, but the comments on the site have gone on.
So again, Mark, thank you for keeping Josh and Josh's friends and family close to us.