There Are Still No Words

9 Nov

But a new set of pictures continues to tell the story of a joyous life and keeps Jeff’s memory burning bright…

is a little nervous that the rethugs are gonna rig the polls again, but otherwise is looking forward to an Obama landslide. Nov. 4 can’t come soon enough.

“The reality is that we don’t forget, move on, and have closure, but rather we honor, we remember, and incorporate our deceased children and siblings into our lives in a new way. In fact, keeping memories of your loved one alive in your mind and heart is an important part of your healing journey.” ~ Harriet Schiff, author of The Bereaved Parent


16 Responses to “There Are Still No Words”

  1. Adam Knobloch November 9, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    Jeff, miss you every day. I’ll never forget our time spent playing basketball and soccer

  2. jodeenovakcm November 9, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Rich I had a smile on my face from ear to ear as I moved from picture to picture of a boy and then a young man who lit up the lives of of those fortunate enough to know and love him. Love of family, friends, his country, and sports, as well as a zest for living, is the story of Jeffrey’s life as conveyed through this amazing post. Thank you for helping us remember and celebrate your beautiful boy today. xoxoxo

  3. Francesca Hagadus November 9, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    Although I never taught Jeff, everyone at Bell knew him and his wonderful smile. My heart goes out every day to Drew and Brett, two of the sweetest boys I ever taught. I hope that eventually you will be able to think of Jeff as if you just saw him and spoke with him. For the rest of your lives you will come across people that remember Jeff. May that be a source of comfort for you.

  4. Terry Logan November 9, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Such a beautiful tribute. The pictures are wonderful, loved learning that he was a USTA member and enjoy reading the texts which show his interests and his humor. Praying for you and your family.

  5. Mike Davis November 9, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    Rich, I know there were words to tell you have I feel. However, I don’t have the capacity to write them. While I only saw Jeff once or twice a year, these pictures tell a wonderful story & I thank you for sharing them.

    Love, Mike

  6. lisa November 9, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Rich, Thank you for keeping your beloved son, brother, friend alive for us with these beautiful images. Jeffrey had a magnetic presence,

  7. Susan McClanahan November 9, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing today Rich. The photos made me smile on a day I will always remember. To honor, remember, and incorporate Jeffrey into all of our lives is such a lesson to us all. Jeffrey’s death and your ability to keep his memory alive in your mind and heart has taught me so much. I send lots of love and hugs to you, Cary, Drew and Brett today. xoxox, Sue

  8. Tarzan November 9, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Thank you Rich, these are wonderful. Thinking of you all and thinking of Jeff – seeing a few friends later tonight and there will be a drink there for Jeff too.

  9. Lydia evans November 9, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    What an incredibly wonderful relationship with your son. Thank you for sharing this photo song with all of us. Much love. Lydia

  10. Bob Corwen November 9, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    You proved today that a picture is worth a thousand words. This montage speaks volumes and volumes. Thank you for adding such meaning to all of your followers’ days.

  11. andrea jayson November 9, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    such a wonderful young man. NO words. Not logical, but the pictures, and his smile, are magical. Andi

  12. Robin Greenwald November 9, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Rich, Carey, Drew and Brett:
    Your family has given those of us who did not know Jeffrey well in life the gift of getting to know, love, admire and R E S P E C T Jeffrey in countless special ways through your postings. Jeffrey remains a treasure and inspiration to those of us fortunate enough to share your blog. His beauty truly continues to shine. Much love to you all, Robin

    • Cindy Woldar November 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

      I have such a heavy heart as I remember that beautiful boy. What wonderful quality time we shared all those New Year’s Eves together as families. These picture capture the love that your family has always shared.
      Love, Cindy

  13. Ed November 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Rich the bond you have with your family will live forever. Jeff will live forever in all of our lives. I have said it before and will again, my life is better for knowing the Klein’s. Some parts of our world like mountains last for eons some like shooting stars last just an instance,but the Klein’s will last forever in my heart!!!

  14. Nicole Sloane November 9, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    What a beautiful tribute ..I remember Jeff every day and all the wonderful times we shared . Love,


  15. Lynn Dever November 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    So beautiful. A terrific tribute! I love all the texts. Can’t believe you saved them all!!

    Lynn Dever

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