Due to the tremendous response to my post, “Literary Find: A Heart Torn, A Soul Mended: A Bereaved Parent’s Search for Harmony,” I asked the book’s author Ms. Tricia Wolfe what could we do as a follow-up to the interview. With the anniversary of her son’s death nearing, we both thought it would be a great idea to do a photostory tribute to Brad. It is very obvious that she loved her son very much!
A Photo Tribute of my son, Brad Custer
Born: February 4, 1974
Died: March 23, 2003
I heard his first heartbeat…held him and looked into his eyes…I relive the wonder and special meaning of that day every year!
Grandma Johanna hosted an annual corn roast Labor Day each year at her home. We all thrived on those family gatherings.
She always glowed when surrounded by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He had a way of bringing special moments to our days… a delightful child, full of joy and wonder.
“Go Rest High On that Mountain” Son, your work on earth is done.”
A proud momma with her two sons.
Brad added a touch of fun and wonder to every family vacation we took.
His was a quiet love, strong, yet gentle…he communicated straight from the heart
Through every stage and through every age he was beloved by all who knew him.
As Brad moved out of boyhood into manhood, his sense of wonder and joy grew into an aura of self-discovery and a concern and compassion for others.
Brad was the kinda guy who could connect with anyone, anywhere: dressed up or in jeans, his personality touched many.
A special boy who became a special man!
They were the greatest gifts to each other!
As he grew into manhood, he filled my heart with pride…So many mountains he climbed!
Memories of Yesterday…Fill a mom’s heart…With love always