Dear Jennifer,I am an old college friend of your mother's. Reef sounded like a true blessing to your family.I am amazed how much you, your mother, and Reef resemble each other! My love and prayers,Susie Wolfrom
Every morning as I stare out my kitchen window, I am greeted by the biggest and brightest star twinkling in the sky. I know you are smiling down upon us Reef.I miss you so much!Love,Uncle Jim
Dearest Jennifer, What a beautiful memorial service. You were poised and an inspiration as you spoke of your beautiful Reef. What I take with me are your words to take more time... with everything in life and in the words of your brother, to never see a firework show the same way again. Jimmy moved me to the core when he spoke of the hope of waiting for one last sparkle... I will never see another firework display and not think of Reef at the end of it.I hope I can walk beside you during this difficult time and bring you some moments of peace. I love you so much!!Anna
Love the new pictures Jen! Keep it up if you can!Love ya!
It was an honor to have met Reef and see the love that his family has for him. May he inspire us all now and forever with his beautiful eyes, loving smile and his outlook on life.With love.
Today I read the wonderful article in The OC Register about Reef's friend Daniel Curtis. Daniel's effort to raise funds for Reef memorial benches and plaques, in order to keep Reef’s memory alive, is heartwarming. It choked me up to think of his Daniel's loss but then I remembered what Jennifer said at the memorial. She said she believes things happen for a reason and it made me smile. Daniel's love for Reef is bringing people together. What wonderful lessons these two young boys are teaching us! Love, Susan M
Jen, You have done a wonderful job putting together this site. You continue to amaze me with your strength, courage, poise and love for Reef. You and Reef have taught us all to enjoy every moment, even the "simple things in life". "To not take one minute for granted," as we never know how long or short aour days on earth will be. Even though it was brief, I feel so fortunate to have met Reef and spent time with him- he was an amazing little boy whom has taught us many lessons about life. I love you and think of you and Reef daily! I can't wait to spend more time with you in January. Love Always, Ashleigh :)
Jennifer,I loved the Mom & Reef video on the website! It was amazing and the music was perfect.Always,Kelli
Merry Christmas Reef! I miss you!
Reef! Your Cowboys are kicking butt! Number 9 all the way buddy! Miss you!
Hi Jennifer, last night I had a beautiful dream of Reef, you and your mother. Send a strong hug to Judy, Jim, Matheu and you. Miss you guys. Love.
A NOTE FROM DA OUTER REEF. HAWAII NE' ALOHA KA KOI; MALAMA KE KAI. E LEI NO AU I KO ALOHA MOMA-SAN GIN & HER LOVE OF HER LIFE. i CRY TOO yNO. WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT COMPLETELY REALIZE IT , ALL RELATIONSHIPS HAVE FEEELINGS THEY NEVER LET GO OF... AND i AM A VERY POSITIVE PERSON. THANK YOU FOR THE MEMERIOS THAT SEEM TO BE ENDLESS. I AM SURE THAT I WILL CRY NEXT TIME I WALK 5 BLOCKS AWAY FROM HERE AND GO TO IRONICALLY THE 1 BEACH I SURFED WITH SHARKS , CAMPED FOR MONTHS, AND SOOTHE MY INNER SOUL AT REPEATEDLY. NOW " HIDEAWAYS" HASGOT MORE MANA THAN EVER... SO MUCH TO SAY, GINEFUR......... SO LIL TOO.I AM GLAD YOU HAVE THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS/ RELATIONSHIPS YOU HAVE CULTIVATED..." HOW YA DO-UN KIDS? THIS IS NOT REALLY A BLOTTER, IT'S FOR GIN , FOR WHAT ITS WORTH, LIFE WAS THE MOST FUN WHEN WE WERE GROWIN UP.... TOO BAD GOD WANTED US TO PERSEVERE ADOLESCENCE; YOU HAVE TURNED OUT TO BE MATT'S ADORABLE WIFE. ALOHA TO JUDY AND JIM AND JIMMY. AND OF COURSE LARRY.MY CONDOLENCES TO MIKE.AND YOUR WHOLE OHANA.i HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO DEATH,,, BELIEVE ME,,, ITS GNARLY. BE THANKFUL THAT YOUR SON HAD HIS INNOCENCE. HE IS BEAUTIFUL....THAT BEACH IS 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM HERE. I PROMISE TO TREAT IT VERY SPECIALLY........REMEMBERING THE NUMEROUS TIMES I TURNED AROUND AND TRIED SOME MORE'; PROVES I ALWAYS LOVED YOU. AND THAT'S JUST YOU. YOURE LOVEABLE AND I HURT WITH PEACE AS YOUR SON ADVANCED OFF TO MAGICAL HORIZONS........ LOVE TR(Posted for TR by Rob Saxe for convenience)
Daniel still has your picture up in his room Reef. He is and always will be your best friend. His thoughts must be of your good times together because he often cleans the shelf where your picture still resides. Peace be unto you forever Reef. Daniel's dad