Saturday, April 4, 2009

Going to Heaven

Dear people,
Hi I am Scott Garys son. My dad is dead and in heaven right now. He was my best friend I had in my life. He was the only person that played with me when I was sad. So now we will go on and stay strong. He died April 4, 2009 6:00pm. He was then best father a son could have. We will keep typing about our family. But with out him we are not a familly. The last thing I heard from him was " I love you Scotty and stay strong". Today is the worst day of my life. And god wanted him to come and live with him forever and I hope something will be good to us. He was a good man and I love and I am pouring tears and can not stop. He did nothing bad to god or us. To the Latham family in Novi Michigan this is the worst day of our life. If you are reading this don't cry. Dad if you are reading this i love you even if your dead. Bye and have a good night. My familly is miserable with out him. Stay strong people.

111 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott

Our prayers will continue to be with you. You now have one very powerful Angel watching over you.

Andrew, Marianne, Alex, Geoff and Amanda

pquitiquit said...

Scott
Remember your dad is in a good place. I know you will miss him forever. If you or your family need anything all you have to do is ask. Your family is very special to me.

Love all of you,
Mrs. Quitiquit

Anonymous said...

Lathams,

You have so many people praying for you. I hope that you can feel their love and support lifting you up.

Craig, please know that your teachers are here for you. We care about you so much. Whatever you need, you just let us know.

- Sarah David

Anonymous said...

I have been reading this blog several times a days, and although I knew the gravity of the situation, I was not prepared for Scott's blog. I have tried not to cry, but the tears continue to come. I cry for those remaining in this world. For Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott and Gary's parents and sisters. This is a sad time for all and I pray for strength for all.

I love all of Gary's family. Gary has a lot of loving relatives in heaven to greet him. He will be well taken care of.

Love

Aunt Mary and Aunt Pattie

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott -

Our hearts are heavy with sadness right now. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Genrich Family

Brian and Ainslie Groark said...

Craig, Hannah and Scott,
We know how much your father loved his family – you all were his pride and joy. We can remember how he’d smile with pride whenever he talked about you. He will still be smiling down on you but now it will be from heaven. Your dad was a fabulous man and touched so many lives. We feel blessed to have known him. Words cannot express how sad we are but we believe that he is in a great place with God. Your dad will always hold a very special place in our hearts.

Tammy, you have been such a supportive wife. Your strength, positive attitude and faith must have been an immense comfort to Gary. We will continue praying for you all and are here for you if you ever need us.

Love,
Brian, Ainslie and Matthew

Anonymous said...

Dear Tammy, Craig, Scott, and Hannah,
You know how much I love all of the Lathams. My heart is heavy with sorrow for all of you. Your dad fought as hard as anyone could to stay alive but his battle is over. He is at peace. His handprint will always be a part of your heart.
Mrs. Lazar

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear this news. Your family will continue to be in our prayers.

The Agnellos

Anonymous said...

I am just a stranger who has come to care about our father and family. Please know that the blog, and his experience, really helped so many people. Even with this terrible tragedy, his spirit and sharing live on to, maybe, save others.

I am so, so sorry but I know your will support each other and look back with less pain than today.

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

You are our family and we love you guys.

Lynn, Bil, Will and Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express how sorry we are. It does not seem right for the world to go on but we have all seen the Latham Love and know that it does because it is strong. And know that you are here to teach us what a family really is. Craig - I know it is hard to understand but you have been blessed - Some people live a life time and never experience the love and friendship that you have in this short time with your Dad. We should all be so blessed.

Prayers and Love,
The Dickmann Family

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott

We will keep you all in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
The Swartz Family

Anonymous said...

"Like the ripples in a pond, the work of one man can spread out and touch the lives of many others". Your father's courage, faith and undying love for you touched all of us. He will remain in our hearts forever.

It's hard to understand why things like this happen, and it's OK to be angry. God always has a plan, but we just don't know what that is sometimes. Please keep writing on the blog. It will help you to heal. Write your feelings. Write funny stories about your dad. Write whatever you wish. And know that we are all reading it, and sharing in your sorrow.

Love,
George, Jenny, Jacob & Luke

Anonymous said...

Scotty, Hannah, Craig and Tammy--I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for your family and feel that God is with Gary, as he has been all along.
Jessica

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott

Our prayers go out to each of you. Gary was such a good man and was so strong in his faith.

We are so sorry for your loss.

Pete, Emily, Zach, Ruthie and Isabelle

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Scott and Hannah,

Scott you wrote a beautiful tribute to your dad! We are so very, deeply saddened about the news of your dad's passing. Rely on God strength and comfort and peace to carry your family through these next days,
Matt and Karen Seltz

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scotty,

Remember your dad...how he smiled, how he laughed and how he loved you all. Remember the good times, the special times, the silly times and the fun times. Share stories together, lean on each other and hold each other tight. I'll be praying for you.
Love to each of you,
Mrs. Donberger

Anonymous said...

Your family is in my prayers. I cannot imagine your heartache but I am certain God will comfort you as you have never been comforted.

I am so sorry,
Stacie (fellow CLL patient - OSU)

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Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your loving father. I will be there for Hannah when she needs me and I plan to comfort her as well as I can. Anything I can do. Bless the Latham family. You are in our prayers. Julie Hughes

Jose Q. said...

Dear Family.
It is very sad know that we don't have Gary near of you
and us.
But I am sure, he is now sharing a beautiful place near God.
He was one of the most beautiful persons that I had the privilege to know. I learned a lot from he, in special how we need
to be, to have a great family like yours.
We are going to miss you Gary, but you are going to be in our hearts for ever.

God bless to he and all your family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Latham family ...
The news of your father's passing saddens me. I hope you take comfort in knowing that Gary is no longer suffering in pain. He fought a very brave battle and now rests in the arms of the Lord. He will always be in your lives thru his warm and kind spirit.
Deepest sympathy....

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scottie-

So sorry to hear of your loss. We really admired the perseverance your dad/husband had shown for the past year and the strength of your entire family. Please remember that your entire Novi family is with you and will support with anything that you need.

God Bless.

Kyle, Jessie, Sherry and Bryan Bandyk

Fran said...

There are no words to express the sadness that everyone who loves your family is feeling right now. We will be with you in the days, weeks and months ahead. Love, Fran

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

You are a very special family and never forget you are surrounded with love and support.

God Bless, The Ashworths.

CasaRivera said...

Scott,

Your father made this world a better place, he brought passion and joy and warmth and love to all of us. I can see his spirit strong in you and your family. The effect he had on everyone and everything around him will go on and on. We are truly blessed to have known him.

Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,

Gus & Sandra Rivera

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott, What a special tribute to a very special person. You are all the lights of his life, and will continue to be always. He was so proud of you, as I know you are of him, he fought with all he had. So many hearts are broken tonight, but not our faith. We are truly blessed to know each of you, and keep you in our loving thoughts and prayers.

Love, Matt, Jeryl, Aaron, Blaire and Cole

kathy said...

Tammy, Hannah, Craig and Scotty, grandma and grandpas, It's so hard to even type words.... my heart breaks for your loss.... I hate Cancer!! It has hurt my family also,, I'm so sorry this. Hearts to you all, Steve, Kathy, Lauren and Matt Forche

p.s. Tammy, I'm here for you, you know that

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

We are so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. You will keep you all in our prayers.


John and Maridith Cavanagh

Halabe/Edelstein Blog said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott

my heart goes out to you. I am glad Gary is no longer suffering. You are in my thoughts.

kc said...

We are so sorry! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! The Chernavage Family

Lee-Ann said...

Scotty, Hannah, Craig, Tammy and the rest of the Latham & Kahl Family,

I am so sorry. Words cannot properly express. Know that there are people around you who love you and are praying for you. And there are many more who you haven't even met yet. Our whole family will continue to keep you in our prayers.

James & Lee-Ann, Kadi,Michael & Nicholas.

Anonymous said...

We are so very sorry for all your heartache. Our thoughts are with you at this unimaginable time.

Anonymous said...

Scotty, Hannah, Craig and Tammy,

We can not express how deeply sad this news makes us. We are praying for you and your family and know that God will continue to provide you the strength you need.

The Wood Family

Tim Burke said...

Tammy, Craig, Scott and Hanna,

Gary was a great man, friend, model husband and father and he touched the lives of many with his humor, his perseverance and his tenacity. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all as you go through this very difficult time. Gary will be missed by many however he will live on in all of us. I am blessed to have known him.

Laura Breen said...

Scottie, Craig, Hannah and Tammy -
We are so sorry to hear of the news. This has got to be the most difficult time of your life, but you are one of the strongest families I have ever known and I know with the help of all those who love you, that you will get through this. Allow yourself to mourn and feel this and let others in to help and love you. We are here for you and want to help in anyway we can.
Laura, Tom, Alyssa, Connor, Collin and Carson Breen

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah & Scott

Words can not express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Gary's wonderful attitude, faith and courage has touched our lives forever. Our thoughts and prayers will continue for your family.

With deep sadness,
The Kelley Family

K said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah, Scott,

Gary is in heaven now and we know he is happy being with the Lord. Remember, he's your angel now. He is still with you and will love you always.

You're in our hearts,
Mark, Karen, Sara, Erik, Jacob

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express the loss of such a wonderful person.

Gary was a model for us all - parent, co-worker, friend, mentor, Christian, husband.

Gary's spirit will continue to be a beacon for us all to follow. He will surely be missed tremendously.

Prayers and thoughts go out to the Latham and Kahl families.

Mike, Gena, Niko, Alexa, Steele, and Dayton White

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah, and Scotty,
This is Katie. I sm so so sorry that this has to happen. Your family is so loving, funny, and amazing. Hannah you are one of my best friends, and I can't even imagine what you're going through.
I will always be there for you to hug and cry with. I know we all miss Mr. Gary. He is not suffering anymore though so there is a tiny bit of relief in this.
Love,
Katie Wheeler

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. Sam and I will continue to pray for you and your family. If there is anything we can do...
Debbie and Sam Jodoin

Anonymous said...

Dear Lathams,
It was with a heavy heart that I read the blog this morning. My condolences to you all. I hope you gain peace from knowing that the wonderful memories of Gary will help keep him alive for you. By holding him in your heart, he will stay with you forever. He certainly can be seen shining through the three amazing children he has helped create.
When I read about Gary this morning, it made me think of a poem I saw once:
A butterfly lights
like a sunbean,
And for a brief moment
its glory and beauty
belong to our world.

But, then it flies on again,
and though we wish
it could have stayed,
we feel so fortunate
to have seen it.

Wishing you strength and the love of family and friends to bring you comfort at this most difficult time.
-Nancy Bain

Anonymous said...

Dear Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

We're so sorry for your loss. We're very lucky to have known Gary and his faith, his strength and love for his family has had an impact on so many people.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. JD & Family.

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Scotty, Hannah & Craig

Words cannot express my sadness hearing about Gary and know he is in heaven right now with no pain. His family was his pride and joy. He will always be with you in spirit, looking out for you.

Gary was a wonderful friend, husband and father.

God bless the Latham family,
Henriette Douglas

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are very heavy as we learn of this sad event. However, we are comforted knowing the heavens now have another wonderful person to watch over you and your entire family.

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all and this community will continue to support you in every single way possible.

The Molloy Family

Anonymous said...

Scott, Hannah, Craig and Tammy,
Our prayers are with you as your dad forever will be with you as your angel enjoying the good times with you and the helping you get through the difficult times. Your dad has given you so much to live for and to be happy for. The Balconi's are here for you anytime and want you to know how special you are!

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott,
I am so sorry! Your father was a great Dad and he had a great life. All of us, your classmates, will be there for you! Love, Payton

Anonymous said...

Dear Tammy,
I am so sorry to learn of Gary's death. Scott's note made the tears flow. You have had too many losses--your brother when growing up and now your husband. May your faith continue to keep you strong and give you energy to raise the Latham clan with all the love a mother can give.

You and your family are in my prayers.

Your cousin,
Cynthia Perrotti

Anonymous said...

Dear Tammy, Craig, Hannah, and Scott,
This is such sad news.....
Please know you and your family members are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you. Tammy please do not hesitate to call. I am so sorry for all of you....
Madeline Mills, Novi Middle School

Anonymous said...

Dear Lathams,
We are thinking and praying for you and your family. "Stay strong" and always remember that God IS with you! Your father/husband always will be with you in your heart too. All our love, The McCurdy Family!

Anonymous said...

Dear Latham family,

Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

With much love,

Steve, Laurie, Max and Hannah Shanker

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah, Scott

We are so very sad for your loss
and are praying for your family
and Gary.

Jim, Shelley, Joey, Natalie
and Jacob Spala

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

We are all praying for you. Please know that you are in our thoughts. We will never forget Gary's great sense of humor and wonderful soccer pictures.

Brian, Claudia, Emma and Noah

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Gary, Craig, Hannah and Scott -
I am so unprepared to write anything here. I am overwhelmed with grief. Gary was a true inspiration to all. He fought so hard. May he live on in your hearts and memories. He will in mine. I have so many wonderful, funny and stupid memories of Gary. He was one of a kind.
He can now watch over you. Laugh, cry, run, textmessage right along with you. You all made your dad so proud and I know that you will continue to do so.
The Wenner's

John Wagner said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

I am so very sorry for your loss of Gary, your beloved husband and father, and the tremendous heartache you are all experiencing right now. Scott, your message touched me deeply and I read your post to my adult Sunday School class this morning. Many tears were shed for your family and we prayed a special prayer asking God to comfort all of you in the way that only He can. Your dad is now face to face with our Lord and totally free from suffering. I know you miss him terribly and there is a big hole in your heart, but you will always have the wonderful memories of all the good times you shared together. My wife and I will continue to pray for comfort for the entire Latham family.

John (fellow CLL patient) and Cheryl Wagner

Lou Chauvin said...

Tammy,

We are so very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. If there is anything that you need, please don't hesitate to ask.

Lou and Karen Chauvin

Anonymous said...

Craig & Latham family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you will always be in our prayers. We know how much your dad meant to you and we want you to know we are always here for you.

We love you!
-Kelly McC and Amanda G.

Lexie said...

Dear Lathams,
My mom told me about your blog, this is lexie. I am very sorry about gary.He was a great man, now he wont suffer anymore.
Hannah. you have been one of my best friends since we were 3. I hate to see you like this. so stay strong.
Remember if you ever need anything, i live right down the street

-Lexie Giragosain

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

After reading the comments here, I am reminded of Gary's many, many fine qualities. His big heart, positive attitude, humor, faith, courage, tenacity, perserverance, tender heart, never ending smile and his compassion for others.

He was proud of all of you, and those of us who were privledged to know him could clearly see all of these wonderful qualities. In life, we have an opportunity to pass things on by our actions. Gary has touched the lives of so many people, and has left his indelible print on us all. We will always have Gary with us in our hearts and minds, until we do see him again. You will always have Gary too, because he is part of you. The good part. We pray that you receive God's peace and confort.

We Love you guys,

Jeff & Debbie Young

Anonymous said...

Craig, Hannah and Scotty,

We are so sorry about your dad. We know that this is a horrible weekend for you three, but just remember that your dad was such a great person. He is in a great place right now and will be looking down on you guys. If you three need anything or just want to hang out, you let us know!

We love you,
Sara, Erik and Jacob Carlson

Anonymous said...

Dear Latham Family,

Our prayers are with you now during this difficult time. Gary was a wonderful person who we all were lucky to know.

He was always proud of his family. He'll be missed by so many.

God Bless,
Peggy Fenwick and family

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott,

My family heard about the blog last week and have been following it closely since then. You dad has been in our prayers and we are deeply saddened by his passing.

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

Joston, Danika, Corina & Joseph Rodrigues

Anonymous said...

Craig and all of the Latham Family,

I am so sorry to hear that your dad has died. I am praying for you. As Mrs. David said, your teachers are here for you. We will do whatever we can to help you through this difficult time.

Let me just say to you, Craig, that you are a wonderful kid. I can tell that your mom and dad have done a great job bringing you up. Part of your dad will live on in you and in all that he taught you.

~Mrs. Henderson

Anonymous said...

Dear scott, I am sorry your dad has passed away. I will be praying for you all the time. you and your family are very important to our family. Rembember your dad is in a good place with god I bet right now god is taking the best care of him ever

from Anthony D.

Anonymous said...

Scott and family,

Very well said. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kevin, Lori, Ashley Piotrowski

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

We were so sorry to hear the news. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The Cauchi Family

Anonymous said...

Dear Scottie,

I'm sorry for your loss. Don't worry he will always be with you to be with you and love you. I don't know what to say, it's heart breaking that some one so wonderful is gone. Right now I am thinking about every one that loved him and how so many people are sad right now. Stay strong and never forget him and think of the ways you can be like him.
Love,
Noah Walter

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott
Our family was so heart broken to learn of your loss. I wish we could do something to help ease your family's pain. Know that your all in our prayers. God Bless

Steve, Debbie, Lauren, Madison and Carter Cojei

Anonymous said...

Craig, Hannah, And Scott
we know your father was a great dad and an all around good person. he had so much love for his friends and family. we encourage you to stay strong and carry his love throughout your lives.

our family will be praying for you and your father. we are also here to help your family. let us know if theres anything you need.

love,
Michelina and Mario Ferrini

Anonymous said...

The Latham family,
stay strong. I know u guys can do it. your dad is with god right now, safe and happy. You guys are in my prayers every night. I have faith in you! the Borycki family.

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott

We have been deeply moved by Gary's life and with his passing. The manner in which he chose to live his life through this adversity has been and will continue to be an inspiration to us all. We will miss him.

David Phillips & Nadia Onorati

Barry B. said...

I am truly sorry for your loss. I lost my father years ago but think of him often, and still miss him. In time, the only thoughts that come to mind are good ones. I know you all will honor his memory.

Jennifer Jennings said...

It's difficult to come up with words. Colton and I are sitting here reading these eloquent entries by all of your friends and family and are literally speechless. Yours and Gary's courage and strength throughout is the most amazing real thing I have ever witnessed and I know that that is going to continue to help you through the rest. I remember giving Gary the "oh my, I am so sorry" last year when I found out about the return of his cancer and he looked at me like I was crazy and said "it's just another project". That's when I realized how strong he was. Well, I know the project didn't complete as planned, but I'm sure he's got another one kicked off already - Project Watch Over Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott.
Love,
The Jennings

Anonymous said...

Tammy,
I am so sad to hear the news. Please know that you and your beautiful children are in my thoughts.
Tara Wasik

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott,

I'm so sorry that your dad passed away. I will pray for you every day. Your dad will always be looking down on you.

Your friend,
Aaron

Anonymous said...

The Lathams,

Your dad and husband is a great man. When my boy played soccer with Craig I had a chance to speak with Gary a lot. He loves all of you so much! We also spoke a lot about his faith in Jesus. As you know your dad and husband was a big believer. When my dad passed away what helped me a ton was picturing Jesus hugging him. It might sound strange, but my dad went through things very similar to Gary and to picture him not in pain and so happy hugging Jesus made me feel better. I also knew they both would be rooting me on from heaven. I believe that's what is happening with your dad and Jesus right now. They are hugging and looking down rooting all of you on!!! God Bless you all!!

-Ernie-

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott

You are all in our prayers. We are here for you if we can do anything to help.

Thinking of you with very heavy hearts,

The O'Donnell family

Waldo said...

This is really a bad day, i don't know what to say, Gary was really a good man, sorry about this.

To the Latham's family, i know it's hard but be strong.

Waldo.

angelab said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,
We are so saddened by your loss. We too have lost 2 family members recently to awful cancers. They are now at peace and pain free. We feel their presence everyday. Just know that Gary is with you as well and will help guide you along the journey ahead. May God bless you with strength during this difficult time and always.
Warmly,
Angela, Bob, Brady & Kacey Sheldon-Brown.

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Mark, Gina, Andrew & Brandon Stevens

Olivia Ghannam said...

Dear latham family,
I am very very sorry about your loss and I just wanted to let you know that I am hear for you and so is everybody else! Your dad/husband is in heaven right now and he is looking over you with a great big smile! I think he would want you to be happy right now.God bless you!

With love,
Olivia Ghannam

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Hannah, Craig and Scott

Our prayers are with you during this difficult time of mourning.
Continue to stay strong.

We are so sorry.

Ruth and Nick Johnson (Colorado)

Anonymous said...

Dear Latham Family,
you are in our prayers. you are the most loving family anyone could ever imagine and with this loss i hope that doesnt't change. Hannah, you know i will be by your side anytime you need a friend. I wanna see that beautiful smile on your face. Never give up Latham family, we love you.

Lauren DiPaola

Anonymous said...

Dear Latham family,
You are in our prayers. Out of all of the gardian angels your dad is one of them watching oer you. If you need anything, my family and i are here for you. STAY STRONG LATHAM FAMILY!!

Love you all,
Kelsey Miller

Anonymous said...

To the family of Gary
We are a marriage of Bolivia, working as web developers in the Road Code. We have just learned the sad news much regret his loss.
We want you to know that they have our deepest sympathy.

Fernando and Maribel

Emmanuel Lopez said...

Dear latham family,
I am so sorry and wanted to offer my condolences. My father passed away years ago due to Leucemia, but I still feel his precense,every situation I need to do a decision I always think what would make him happy. I believe Gary will always watch over you, he was a very lucky/happy man to have you as family.

Te-Yang Soong said...

Dear Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

We want to remind you that God is in control, and He loves you. We will miss Gary and our prayers are with you during your time of great sorrow!

Te-Yang, Shenlin, Phillip and Emily

Anonymous said...

Latham Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I also lost my father at too young of an age. I hope you find some comfort that your father will be an angel watching over you as I do with my dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mrs. Wandel

Anonymous said...

To the Latham Family,

We are truly saddened to hear about Gary’s passing as well, and pray that God will provide an extra measure of comfort to all of you over the coming days and weeks. I can’t really begin to imagine the feelings of loss you all have right now.

Gary was such an upbeat, positive person, who seemingly could find something good in almost everything that happened, whether it was a disappointing loss by his beloved Wolverines or the personal health setbacks that came his way later in life. I really don’t know how he did it, because I don’t see things that way myself most of the time. He will certainly be missed. I just hope that, over time, God can give each of you some of that gift that Gary had. And I hope you can find some peace and comfort in knowing that he touched all these lives, and all these people (like us) wish to support you at this tough time. Our family will be keeping you in our prayers as long as needed.

Dave, Michelle, Rachel, and Andrew Rodier

(BTW, this is the hardest thing to write that I've ever written from work. -DR)

Jordyn said...

dear Scott,
I am sorry about your familys loss. You are in my prayers. All us classmates will be there for you.
~Jordyn K.

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

You are all in our thoughts and prayers! We are very sad to hear that Gary has gone. He will forever be helping and guiding each of you.

We never know why or when our days come, we need to live them as they come. I am so glad that the kids got to visit Gary this week and give him the hugs and kisses.

Tammy - If you need anything, please give us a call we will be there to help you.

I only wish that we could be at the funeral. We are out of town and can not attend.

All our prayers for the family.

The Kotchers

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott

Your words have given us a gift: You were able to tell us that your dad means everything to you, that his death is so incredibly unfair, that he never did anything wrong to God or anyone else, how his death has changed your family forever.

That you are able to say those words is amazing. I think Craig and Hannah and mommy have those feelings too, so you are the voice of the Latham Love.

I believe that God is hurting as much as you are, and that He cried just like I did when he read what you said. Let yourself hurt. Let yourself be held by the people who love you. The Bible says there is a time for everything, and this is your time to feel all that you feel, even though it hurts way more than you could ever imagine.

When you love someone, you feel all kinds of feelings, mostly happy ones. But also feelings that hurt so badly you cannot believe it. We love because we are children of God, who made us with those feelings. And God loves us always, especially when we cannot understand why horrible things happen that cause us so much pain.

Andrei and Carley feel very sad that your dad died; we looked at your picture in the church directory and prayed that you will keep writing about how you feel whenever the time is right for you.

Tammy, Craig and Hannah: The Lord is your shepherd; He wants to comfort your soul. Our hearts grieve with yours,

Love, The Webers of CT

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

We are so very sorry. Remember all the special, happy memories and you keep them in your hearts and cherish forever.

Our prayers are always with you.

Dan, Marie, Danny, Ricky and Katie

pat manieri (tri1919@yahoo.com said...

I have been reading your blog and cheering you on. my brother also is fighting cll and richters transformation. he is very sick and trying to make it to his stem cell. my prayers are with you and your children. your husband sounds like a wonderful man. i will pray for your family.

Anonymous said...

Scotty, we feel terrible about your father's death, and we think that God shouldn't have let him die. He is probably up in heaven right now, thinking about his family. We really liked your dad. He was always nice to us.

John & Aric Landy

Slandy said...

Tammy, Craig, Hannah and Scott,

We are all very sorry for your loss. Gary was a great dad and husband. We will miss him very much, and we want you to know that we are here for you if you need anything. You are in our thoughts always.

Love,
The Landy Family

Monica said...

Scotty,
You and I have never met but I found your blog through someone who posted on another site asking for prayers for your family. My dad passed away when I was 8 years old - 26 years ago. Know that you'll have a special Angel watching over you forever! Give your Mom lots of hugs and kisses. Your dad would be VERY proud of you for being such a strong boy and letting everyone know how much you love him. I will pray for all of you! God Bless you Sweetie!
Cole Prayer Team
www.colesfoundation.com

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
" Mrs. C"

carolyn said...

My heart is heavy with sadness, but I know that Gary is now a beautiful Angel watching over all of us. Gary was a wonderful colleque and person. I will miss him dearly. He's a great man. I will never forget him.

Cmac

Anonymous said...

Dear Latham
Please accept our deepest condolences. We will pray for you during this difficult time.

The Lu family.

Anonymous said...

Latham family

We are so sorry for your loss. If you ever need anything please let us know.

Bob, Erin, Kaley and Christoper Kennedy

Anonymous said...

To the entire Lathem family, our prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Latham family,

The service today was deeply touching. Your grief was heartbreaking but your stories were heartwarming and inspirational. I do not believe there is a dry eye in Novi today as we remember a truly beautiful soul. You should be so proud of yourselves and must always remember how special we all think you are.

Much love to you all.

Anonymous said...

to all the lathams-
if anyone can get through a time like this i truly believe with all my heart that it is you guys. god knows your strong.
hannah your father was a fighter and i know he is living in your heart right now.
he wouldn't want it to be filled with sadness.
just know that you'll meet him in heaven and he is watching down on you everyday with a smile on his face.
he was a great man and what made him go im not sure. but god has a plan and im sure it will work out.
just keep your faith.
i'll be praying for you.

with all my love,
olivia regnier

Mascari's said...

Dear Lathum Family...
our hearts are broken for you......may God carry you through this terrible time and may he bless you with strength. You are all in our prayers.

with much love....... Mary Beth, Chuck, Angela, Joey and Anthony Mascari

Kimberly said...

Scott, I am so sorry for your family's loss. Your dad's strength and courage are an inspriration to the world and your mom's strength is simply awe-inpriring. You and your family have my prayers and my prayer today is that you continue to feel your dad with you.

Laurie Carolin said...

Tammy, Hannah, Craig, and Scott
I am So Sorry for you loss. Our hearts are heavy with sadness right now. We will continue praying for you all and are here for you if you ever need anything.
Tammy know that if YOU ever need ANYTHING just feel free to ask.
Love to all,
The Carolins (Laurie from Sheryl's)

Kevin said...

Dear scotty,

I am truely amazed at how mature you've become. Writting your thoughts and feelings can be hard to do but will help you through this difficult time in your life. I'm positive your father is smiling down at you from heaven saying, "I'm so proud of my brave young son!" He was always there for you and he always will, as he remains with you in your heart. Keep faith and always hold dear to what he's taught you. You will never forget him and neither will I. He is still here for all of us.

Love,

Kevin Kacan

Deborah said...

Dear Tammy, Craig, Hannah, and Scotty,
We are so saddened to hear about Gary. He was such a great husband and father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.
Love
Darryl, Debbie, Jessica, & Becky Tuttle and Florence

Anonymous said...

Latham Family,
I can't even begin to imagine what you are feeling right now. Mr.Latham was the biggest fighter and i'm blessed to be able to say i knew him. God wanted him as an angel in heaven and thats where he is watching over all of you. you are truly an inspiration to everyone. stay strong and god bless you!

with love and prayers,
Katelyn Henry

Name: Holly Bowne said...

We pray that God's love, light, blessings, and his peace which surpasses all understanding, spill out and overflow onto you, your Dad, and your entire family, Scotty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We'll all try to do what you Dad said to you, and "stay strong."

Love,
Holly, Chris, Ashleigh & Joshua Bowne