Friday, March 27, 2015

In Loving Memory of Matthew Carpenter

My sister's fiancé, father of my nephew, and one of my friends since childhood, died this morning in an automobile crash.  He was an incredibly kind man and I'm just in shock that he's gone.  He'll be terribly missed.

Matt Carpenter
April 10, 1984 - March 27, 2015

He'll always be in my memory, and in my heart. I remember building a fort with him on my dad's land, racing four wheelers, and letting him drive my car on the back road at the park at Golden Glow. I always liked driving around with him, as he always had a happy smile, and made everything feel more fun. I always thought of him as a little brother, and when he fell in love with my sister, he became my brother in law, as well as in my heart. Goodbye Matt, and thanks for making life more fun while you were here. I'll miss you dearly.

One of my sister's friends set up a Gofundme fundraiser for my sister and her son. You all have been very kind during this tough time, and I thank everyone a lot for your outpouring of support. Even if you can't spare anything for the fundraiser, your kind words help a lot.

1 comment:

JohnF said...

I'm so sorry. And if he was almost 31, that means his son can't be that old, either. He must be devastated. You and your sister's family have my sympathies and are in my thoughts.