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  • "Our family has forever changed but each day I remind our sons that their daddy loves them." 

    Stephanie explained that the day Stuart died, it not only had changed her life but her son's as well. Dominic had a hard time dealing with the loss of his father and would ask for him in the middle of the night or would scream for "Da Da" in the middle of a tantrum. "This is something that we will always have to live with," Stephanie explained. 

    "He asks me if he can fly with daddy in the sky [in heaven]," Stephanie said, "I let him know that a very long, long, long time from now he will be able to fly with his daddy." 

    Stephanie has made a vow to Stuart Sr. and herself that she will keep the memory of her husband alive for her sons. She wants all three of them to know who their father was and to know that he loved them.

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  • "I am selfish because I need him, our children need him, and nothing will ever make this seem fair, but we cannot dwell on that."

    Stephanie explained that though she feels selfish for being so angry at Stuart's death "we need to focus on celebrating his life because we know this will not get any easier," she said. "We adored each other, and our longest-running argument was about who said I love you first. I truly believe he is my twin flame and we will meet again, but until then, he will continue to watch over us."

    Stephanie ends her story with on a sorrow-filled note of hope and this important token that has helped her keep her faith: "‘Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again.’"

    "I loved him then, I love him now, and I will always love him," she said.

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