Rikki, the gentle giant

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Submitted by: Momma Kolb
Born: 1983
Died: 2016
My Tribute: My son, a beautiful soul, Rikki, died on Friday, January 22nd at 5:55 p.m. My whole being hurts because I miss his sweet smile, his kindness for everyone, how he championed the underdog, how he loved his family, his earth shaking laughter.

He was so beautiful. He is so very missed by me and his family. He was my only child. He was 32, and I had 32 years to love him and to worry about him. I cannot express the loss adequately or the hole he has left in my universe.

Rikki, I love you eternally. I will think of you every day and wish you were here with me to make me laugh, to share beautiful things with, to hug, to eat your amazing cooking, to hear your dreams.

I'd like to think you're in a better place, but you know how we are...ever the doubting Thomases and Thomasinas! I do find comfort in knowing that you're no longer in pain, but, I'd give anything to have you back, I think, in total selfishness.

I love you more than life itself. Watch over me, and if you're still out there somewhere, comfort me as I grieve inconsolably for you.

I want to smile again -- for YOU.