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Roger Ackerman

Memorial created 02-15-2006 by
Roger & Kathy Ackerman
Brandon D Ackerman
June 18 1985 - December 31 2005

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED SON BRANDON JUNE 18TH 1985-DECEMBER 31ST 2005 To my Dearest Family, Some things I would like to say. First of all, to let you know that I arrived okay. I am writing this from Heaven, where I dwell with God above. Where there are no more tears or sadness; there is just Eternal Love. Please do not be unhappy just because that I am out of sight. Remember that I am with you morning, noon and night. That day that I had to leave you, when my life on Earth was through. God picked me up and hugged me and He said "I welcome you. It's good to have you back again. You were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they will be here later on. I need you here so badly as part of My big plan. There's so much we have to do to help our mortal man." Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do. And most on that list of mine was to watch and care for you. So I will be beside you every day and week and year. And when you are sad I am there to wipe away your tears. And when you lay in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight. God and I were closest to you in the middle of the night. When you think of my life and all those loving years, beacause you are human they are bound to bring some tears. Please do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain. Remember that there would be no flowers unless there were some rain. I wish I could tell you what God has planned but if I were to tell you, you would not understand. And to my many friends, trust that God know whats best. I am still not away from you, I am just beyond the crest. There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb, but together we can do it, taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it to be yours too. That as you give unto the world, so the world will give to you. If you can help someone who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night, "my day was not in vain. And now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile, knowing that as I passed along I made somebody smile." so, if you meet somebody who is down or feeling low, just lend a hand to pick him up as on the road you go. When you are walking down that street and you have got me on your mind, remember I am walkiing in your footsteps just a half a step behind. And when you feel that gentle breeze or the wind upon your face that is me giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace. And when it's time for you to go that body to be free, remember you are not going but you are coming here to me. And I will always love you from that land up above. We'll be in touch real soon. P.S. God sends His Love.

 
 

MOMMY & BRANDON YOU WERE A GIFT FROM GOD AND I CAN SAY I GOT TO HOLD AN ANGEL FOR 20 YEARS. I LOVE YOU!

 

I HELD YOUR HAND WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG AND NOW I HOLD YOUR HEART

 

GRANDMA & BRANDON 1986 1 1/2 YR.

 

Brandon and his grandma Kinny share a very special relationship. They have had a very strong bond from the day he was born, as she was right there to hold him seconds after his birth. He loved her so dearly and always called her "Sweetie". YOUR KINNY MISSES YOU SO VERY MUCH

 

BRANDON ADORES HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER (KINNY)

 

DAD AND BRANDON SUMMER OF 2004 BEST BUDDIES

 

BRANDONS BEST FRIEND CAB WHO HAS WRITTEN A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE FOR BRANDON Come and ponder the possibilites with me for a second. Just imagine and step outside of the little box of reality we shelter ourselves in and join me in the world of possiblities. Imagine, God came to you. In a figure you'd know was God. This feeling inside of you told you, and you were not sleeping. This figure opens it's mouth and makes a sentence that will sit in your mind forever. What if it told you that you were going to die real soon. Sooner than supposed. But You are not allowed to tell anyone. You cannot disclose this information to anyone. This figure dissapears as you step back into reality. You swallow the decision and for some reason, it doesn't feel bad. You don't feel like you have so much left to do. You feel in ease with the decision. So you decide, time to live life up. Live life as free as possible. You begin to let loose and let life guide your path. Let the flow of the hours take control. As your spirit begins to fade, you look at all your friends for the last time. You live one last time. You love one last time. You take a look at your girlfriend. You don't just stare at her, but you study every curve of her. You memorize every detail of her being. Then you blink and you've taken a mental photograph. You feel at ease that this will be the last time you see her. As you see that white light come around the bend you accept and breathe in the cooler, cleaner air of fate and allow yourself to drift into Heaven. Drift in your spot next to God. You leave behind family, friends, loved ones, possessions, memories. You leave your physical body behind and allow your spirit to fill the heart and soul of those who loved you. You leave a trace that you knew it was your time and that you were ready to go. You packed yourself up and left. Now your a guardian angel for the ones you love. You peacefully live spiritually eternally. -BDA-

 

This Was Written By Brandons Best Friend In The Whole World. God Bless You (Cab) Matt........ I send out my deepest love to my best friend in the entire world. Brandon Douglas Ackerman-Peterson. If you didn't know him, you missed out on an extraordinary human being. I spent a lot of my waking hours with this child of God and wouldn't take back any of it. Not even the time when we almost got stranded out in the boofu's of illinois. He died December 31st.. Two deaths in One year is too much for me. Especially two very close individuals that I loved. I really really miss this kid. The first time I thought I'd be wearing a nice suit would be as his best man at his wedding instead, as a pallbearer at his funeral. Man, Brando.. I never really got to tell ya how sometimes I did miss ya.. because of the whole man-mancho thing.. but damnit... I miss you more than ever.. I really wished this was a hoax.. caues life without this individual is not very exciting.. Brandon made my college days memorable.. And he'll be the one I get to tell my kids about.. That one kid that never let one moment slip by to live life to the fullest. What a crazy guy... I've had so many stories with that goof-ball. Us being goofballs.. I tried my first saki bomb with that fool!!!!! Being out west in Aurora or Sugar Grove isn't the same without him.. Being in college isnt the same without him.. Being alive isn't the same without him.. I just want my best friend back... I really just want my best friend back.... I know that's practically impossible but i guess I could pray.. I wish I could save his life, or be in the car to tell him to turn down a different road.. Or anything!!! I find myself EVERYDAY looking at the same pictures I've seen before.. trying to convince myself that he's alive.. There's always something in everyday I live that reminds me of him... I can't stand being here and him not.. Well... I'll see him in heaven when it's my time.. And when I get there.. I'm gonna kick his ass... and then help him up on his feet and we'll go on with the good times.. What a cool kid.. I've met some cool kids in my day, but I none can top the B-standard. Ah well.. Brandon, if you can hear me up there... I love you buddy, and so does everyone else... Take care of yourself until we reunite again.. And don't play to many pranks on me buddy... I'll see ya later!! -Cab

 

I miss you B very much and love you so so much. I wish you were here with me but I know you are with Jesus now and you are ok.

 

SENDING HUGS TO HEAVEN

 

YOU ARE SAFE AND IN THE ARMS OF JESUS

 

SENDING YOU KISSES TO HEAVEN

 
 

BRANDON WITH HIS BROTHERS CHAD AND CHRISTOPHER DECEMBER 25TH 2005 CHRISTMAS AT GRANDMA KINNYS

 

WE ALL LOVE YOU BRANDON

 

For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down--when we die and leave these bodies--we will have a home in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. 7That is why we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:1,

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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