May 26, 2017
By Anonymous

Dear Tanner,

  “Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us everyday… Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved still missed and very dear.” -unknown author
     I am so sorry you had to part this earth so early. I wish I could have helped you when you needed it most. I wish you could have told somebody what you were thinking on doing. I know it has only been four days since you passed. But everyone here is really sad that you left without saying goodbye. I have one question and that is why?

I wish that I could have gotten to know you a little better. I could have been there for you no matter what, but now since you left without telling me goodbye, I guess I will never get the chance to tell you how I feel about you. When I first heard about your “passing,” I was like “No that can’t be,” but when I got to school and everyone was crying, I started to have this strange feeling that it was real. I walked up to Hannah and saw that she was crying which by the way she never cries unless something really bad happened.

     Then I instantly knew that you were gone. I got this feeling in the pit of my gut that told me that you will never be coming back. It took everyone a couple of days to forgive and almost but not completely forget you. I will always remember you as the boy I fell in love with. I remember when we were working on that travel project for Barden, and every time she would come over you would kind of act like you were doing something. But every time I said something, you gave me that pretty boy smile that made me smile. 

     Deep down, I had feelings for you, but I never had the guts to come out and tell you because I was afraid that you would laugh and then turn me down because I’m not pretty enough for you. But letting you go was the most challenging thing I had to do.

    Here are some quotes to tell you how much me and everyone here misses you. “Your life was a blessing your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”-unknown author
Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it is simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again. Unknown author. You are always on my mind and forever in my heart. If it was time for you to go I will accept that, but I have to say this one last thing before I sign off. I love you and miss you.

Sincerely your best friend

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