Jordie's Letter

Rabbi Pinsker asked each of Fran's sons to write out a final letter to their mother.  This is Jordie's letter.

Dear Ema,

You know, you don't realize how much you miss someone until they are actually gone. I know that everybody who knew you will miss you very much. There is a reason for this, and that is because you were the friendliest person that I have ever met.

There are so many words that can describe what kind of person you were, but the first word that comes to mind is, nice. You were by far the nicest and happiest person that I ever met. Whenever there was a problem with anything from Goulding to work or even family problems, you were usually the first person to know about it, and always the  first person to try and help. You were the one person that I knew I could  come to for anything, and you knew what was wrong without me even telling  you. You would always comfort me, make me feel better, or happy and always put a smile, not only on my face but on many others peoples faces. I am  sure that there were times when we had our differences, but know matter what  you always loved me and I always will love you with all of my heart.

 Even though you only had 3 real children I feel that many of our friends felt like you were another mother to them, because you always opened the  door to them like it was there own. You had a huge impact on many people's lives, just wanting to be apart of  everything. I am who I am because you made me this way and I can't thank you enough for this.

Every time that I step on the ice or the diamond I will always be thinking about you and all of the good times that we had together. Singing to "Hotel  California" in the car on the way to almost every single hockey game that  played.

I have never met someone like you. You were a very unique person and I am sure that many people realize that.  I know that everybody has a spot in their heart for you. I know that I do. I also know that all you wanted to do is see your children succeed and you always had confidence in us.

You were the most confident person that I will probably ever meet. You were always smiling at the diamond or at the rink, it seemed like you had some sort of insane passion for these games.

 Jesse wanted me to add that you loved a lot of people and they loved you  but not nearly as much as you loved them. You had the strongest heart out of  everyone I know. We had a huge family and we still do. You taught us a lot of the things we now know, like how to cope with a tragedy like this.

 I love you Ema. Yoni, Jesse and I thought that it would be right to add. "I love forever,  I love you for always, as long as we're living our mommy you'll be"