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I know I've been neglecting my readers. Sorry kids.
PICTURES FOR "DEAD AND GONE;"
Madeline Justine Swan & Here (Picture her, with blue eyes)
Maddie's Old House in Wisconsin
Madeline's Mother - (Jillian Andrea Swan) & Madeline's Father - (Jeffery Robert Swan)
Kids from Maddie's first day at school (Chapt. 5);
Jameson (Jamie) DeBartolo
Alexis (Lexi) Ingram
Campton (Cam) Reilly
The Peters family (Chapt. 10);
Catelyn Delaney Peters
Blaine Carson Peters
Hannah Marie Peters
Maddie's friends from Wisconsin (Chapt. 10);
Reagan Jane Hunter
Cheyenne Jessica Woods
Vampires (Chapt. 13);
My name is Brody Ann Marie. But you can call me B or Bam or just Brody.
I live in Arizona with my daddy.
I have two older brothers, Crew Daniel and Paiden John-Robert (Danny & Jack)
I have a 1 1/2 year old nephew named Riley Charles and a baby nephew named Blake Andrew.
I have two dogs, Archie (American Pit Bull Terrier) & Tiano (German Shepard)
I never want to grow up.
My favorite food is Wildberry Pop-Tarts.
My favorite TV shows are Burn Notice, Friends, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and NCIS.
I know things in my life may not be going great right now, but I've vowed to make the best of it.
My favorite color is orange.
Do what you do best.
I can't say I'll never give up;
But I'll never give in.
I'd like to say I'll always be there for a person.
But everyone knows that sooner or later you let someone down.
I just hope that one day he'll turn around, and realize how much of a mistake letting me go was.
Sometimes, you love something so much, that it's best to let it go.
Secrets are meant to be kept.
Hot chocolate can help even the worst of days.
No one is perfect.
And I'm definately an example of that.
I sing in the shower.
There's this boy that I think I'm starting to like. A lot.
Every thing happens for a reason.
I'm a dirty billards player.
Follow your heart and you'll never end up lost.
I've learned that people change.
Sometimes, all I need is someone to believe in me.
I'm scared of the dark and sleep with a night light.
Clowns terrify me.
I hate flying on airplanes.
Love makes life confusing. But also worth living.
You just have to keep on fighting.
I'm a generally friendly person, and easy to get along with.
Some people just don't need you as much as you need them.
I'm constantly underestimated.
Damaged people are dangerous, because they know they can survive.
Things will always get worse before they get better.
I believe in true love... to a certain extent.
You can love someone with every fiber of your being.
But sometimes that's not enough.
So I guess true love really doesn't conquer all?
I don't believe in love at first sight.
Love is something that grows.
I lost my best friend.
His love fueled me to acheive the impossible.
I can live without him;
I just don't want to.
I miss him everyday.
I want to be a superhero.
Anyone can give up... It's the easiest thing in the world to do.
But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart;
That's true stregnth.
The only color Gatorade I drink is purple.
If someone wants you in their life, they'll find a way to put you there.
Sleep is overrated.
Don't give up on something you really want. Just try harder.
I'm an optimist; I see the bright side because the dull side is no fun.
I've been taught that with hard work, anything is acheivable.
It's best to listen to the people who love you because they only want the best for you.
I believe in God.
I always have a song stuck in my head.
Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
You should be thankful for every moment you have.
I sleep with a stuffed dog named Maisey.
My aunt got it for me when I was born.
I appreciate everything I have at the moment, because I have everything I'll ever need.
I'm a quote junky.
You really don't know what you have till it's gone.
Sometimes, I'll do things just to tick someone off on purpose.
I quit; I'm over you.
I fell so hard.
I was always there when you needed someone to talk to.
So basically I'm tired of being just a friend; or chasing you.
So if you want me; I'm here.
But I'm tired of wasting all my time on someone who doesn't care.
The past is unchangeable.
There are some things, that no matter how hard I try, I'll just never understand.
Sometimes you have to take a step back to really see things in prespective.
My uncle (and godfather) was a victim of the 9/11 attacks, and I miss him so much.
I'll never really understand the concept of "time management."
I want to be a doctor.
4th of July is my favorite holiday.
It's easy to get caught up wishing for something that won't happen.
I want it all.
I believe that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret;
It just might be something that changes your life forever.
I want to be with you for tomorrow; and all the days that follow.
My family and friends mean the world to me.
I hate dissapointment and I hate being let down.
If you beat someone with a phone book, it doesn't leave bruises.
Just kidding. My friend T.J. told me that.
Life comes without promises.
No matter what tomorrow brings, you can always count on your friends.
The higher you are, the harder you fall.
I know more usless facts than anyone EVER.
If you leave a goldfish in dark room, it will eventually turn white.
See what I mean?!
Summer is what I look forward to.
After all the bad I've seen in this world,
And after all the grief that I've experienced,
How can I really believe that there's still good?
I text way too much.
Some people waste their whole life waiting around for something that's not going to happen.
I'm terrified that's going to happen to me.
Some things aren't supposed to make sense.
A friendship bracelet is more than just an accessory. It's a promise.
Sweatpants are sexy.
I'm a runner.
Squirt gun and water balloon fights make me smile.
Always trust your instincts.
No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying.
Sometimes what you want and what you need are two completely different things.
It's hard to tell your brain to stop loving someone when your heart still does.
God doesn't give you the people you want, he gives you the ones you need.
I write to express myself.
My life is moving fast, so if you don't like it, or can't keep up; Then keep out.
Every morning I fight a battle with the person in the mirror.
I'm basically addicted to Arizona Iced Tea and Arnold Palmers... G this ones for you ;)
Warm laundry makes me happy.
Sometimes I feel the need to dance around my room in my underwear;
So I do.
I know exactly what I want in life and nothings going to stop me from getting it.
Someday everything will make perfect sense.
They say if you love something; you should let it free.
But why would I risk it if I'm already so scared of losing you?
I wish everyday were the first day of summer.
You don't understand what it's like to look at him everyday;
And just wish that maybe he'd feel the same way about me.
I'm starting to realize who really matters, and who doesn't.
I'm a procrastinator.
I make mistakes, but I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by people who forgive me.
Sometimes a person has to let out all their tears to make room for more smiles.
I'm cool; So get to know me.
Miracles happen when you least expect them;
But to the people who most deserve them.
I lost something that meant a lot to me, and I'm just trying to live without it.
Don't hold on to something too long; Because you'll just end up hurt.
I like writing. Because you can control the outcome of every situation.
If you pour your heart and soul into something it's going to be worth while.
My socks never match. Like, NEVER. Even if I try really hard.
Tragedies have a funny way of bringing out the best in people.
They say time heals all wounds; But I beg to differ.
My paridise is the beach.
There's no place I'd rather be.
Wild & crazy late nights keep a girl young.
I wish I lived in Europe (France, UK, etc.) or Australia.
If it's meant to be, it will work out.
I still play make believe;
Life's just more exciting that way.
Kool-Aid fuels my existance.
I only wear race car band-aids.
Fight for what you want;
It's the only chance you have of getting it.
Movies that make me cry are my favorite to watch.
Having hope can make life a lot better.
I'm highly opinionated;
And half the time you don't want to know what I'm thinking.
Live every day to it's fullest, because you never know what's going to happen.
I'm terribly unorganized.
It's crazy how you can mean so much to someone, and not even realize it.
My closet has recently turned into a gigantic black hole...
I eat my M&Ms in specific color order (brown, yellow, red, green, orange, then blue)
I'm kind of impaitent. Okay. Like really impaitent.
I'm struggling right now, but I know that I'm going to make it.
I'm a strong, independent person. And can handle what ever life throws my way.
LIFE GOES ON.
All of my stories are written in deepest memories of my best friend Taylor who was killed by a drunk driver. He was only 15, and will be missed greatly. "No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why." I love you Tay, after nearly 16 years together, it's going to be hard to live life without you. I know you're my guardian angel now. Love you so much, B.
Feb. 2nd, 2009: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR! Dang boy. You made the big one-six today. Hope they through you a real great party up there. Miss you tons bud. Come home soon Taylor, I don't think I can last another day without you. Best friends til the world ends... Love you always and forever, B. "You left and forgot to tell my heart how to live without you."
Jul. 16, 2009: Hey buddy. Been thinking about you tons lately. Still miss you with all my heart, and somehow I don't think that will ever change. Can't believe it's been 10 months already. Feels like just yesterday I saw you. I really wish you were coming home. I'm having a hard time pulling myself together without you. Tay, it just doesn't make sense that you're gone forever. Maybe one day I'll see you again? Hopefully. I love you Taylor. Your best friend, Bam.
I'm currently in the process of drawing out a tattoo that I plan on getting eventually.
I don't know for sure yet, but I know I want it to say something like;
Wherever you are,
Wherever he is
Shine light bright,
And be strong.
I know it’s hard,
But i will wait.
Because those are the lyrics to the Jack's Mannequin song "Dear Jack."
Which happens to be one of my all time favorite songs ever.
And makes me think of my best friend who I lost.
I believe those lyrics would be the perfect tribute to him.
The song was actually written for a boy named Jack,
Who Andrew McMahon knew that died of Lukemia.
So, I don't know for sure. But that's kinda what I'm planning.
I want something that's not super obvious that it's a memorial tattoo,
But that still has meaning and that I will understand how important it is.
I was also considering just getting "Dear Jack" done somewhere in nice writting.
Or maybe just "Godspeed" in cursive on my wrist.
But once again, I don't know.
I'm going to draw up some ideas and then probably post them on here.
Or maybe a quote like this;
Taylor; forever in my heart, alive in my memory, perfect in my eyes.
"A real story has no ending."
"Truth is still absolute. Believe that. Even when the truth is hard and cold, and more painful than you've ever imagined. And even when the truth is more cruel than any lie."
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
"Enjoy the little things in life. For one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
"Somewhere out there is something better. And that something is worth fighting for."
"Even the smallest star shines in the darkness."
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
"Do not walk in front of me, I may not follow. Do not walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend."
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
"Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free."
"No one attains perfection by merely giving up work."
"A friend is someone who believes in you... even when you don't believe in yourself."
"Good or bad, each of life's events are a stepping stone to a greater tomorrow."
"If you have the oppertunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment of it. A lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed."
"When it hurts to look behind you, and you're too scared to look ahead; look beside you and there will be your true friends."
"Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never-- in nothing, great or small, large or petty-- never give in."
"If oppertunity doesn't knock... BUILD A DOOR."
"At this moment there are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world. Six billion souls, and sometimes-- all you need is one."
"The best time to do something significant is between yesterday and tomorrow."
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny in comparison to what lies within us."
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
"In summer, the song sings itself."
"Angels may not come when you call them, but they will always be there when you need them."
"Life kicks you around sometimes. It scares you, and it beats you up. But there 's one day when you realize that you're not just a survivor. You're a fighter. You're tougher than anything life throws your way."
"Don't wait for tomorrow, because you'll never get today back."
"And losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel."
"Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting."
"A friend can tell you the things you don't want to tell yourself."
"Never give up, for that is exactly the time and place that the tide will change."
"I'm at the top of the top, but still I climb."
"Cross your heart, and hope to die. Clothes and makeup, boys and lies. Forever there, til the end. Definition of: True Best Friends."
"There is no pain like the pain of losing someone you truely love. Your heart aches... intrest in the future dissipates... and life doesn't seem to matter anymore."
"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."
"Sometimes you have to fight the battle more than once to win it."
"I have been trying to make the best of grief and am just beginning to learn how to allow it to make the best of me."
"If tears could build a stairway, and memories build a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven, and bring you home again."
"It's becoming clear to me that I shouldn't become too attached to anything. Turn your back and you'll lose it; just like that."
"Life is like a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once."
"There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fourtune. But omitted, and the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves-- or lose the ventures before us."
"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."
"They that love beyond the world cannot be seperated. Death cannot kill what never dies."
"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die."
"A heart of of gold stopped beating, two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, he only takes the best."
"I have lost a life-- not my own. But it would have been easier to have lost my own, than to have lost the life I loved more than my own."
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal."
"Tough people aren't born that way. They become that way when there's no one there to wipe their tears away."
"I have my very own guardian angel watching over me."
"Sometimes, no matter what you do, things will never be right."
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned the hard way that some poems don't rhyme and that some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next."
"Our biggest regrets are not for the things we did, but for the things we didn't."
"The tide receeds, but leaves behind bright seashells in the sand. The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers in the land. The music stops, and yet it echos in sweet refrains... For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains."
"How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?"
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, day and night, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting."
"May our paths always lead us back to one another."
"Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live."
"Grief takes time. You won't get over it in a month, or even a year. In fact, you may never get over it. You blend it into life, and make it part of you."
On the morning of September 11, 2001, my mother's younger brother, a fire fighter in the NYFD headed to work. My uncle, like so many others, never returned home that day.
June 6, 1974 to September 11, 2001
Rest in peace uncle Charles Richard.
3,251 Children lost a parent that day.
My cousins Caleb and Trev lost their father.
And my aunt Lily lost her husband.
We miss you uncle Chad.