DARREN GERALD MATTHEWS
JANUARY 8, 1967 - FEBRUARY 14, 2004
On February 14, 2004, I lost my friend, my brother, after a long and cruel battle with Diabetes. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him or wish I could share one more story, one more joke or one more dream. I miss our policital fights and our theological debates. However, I know he is now in Heaven debating with the greatest minds and challenging them more then they have been challenged before. So brother, I have never said good-bye and I never will but I will say see you again someday cause I know we will debate again. SEMPER FI!!
God looked around the garden and found an empty space,
He looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful for He only takes the best.
He knew that you were weary and He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never be well on Earth again.
He saw the roads were getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be Thine"
I love you Bro. They say time will heal, but the pain is as real today as it was when I watched you slip away.