09 February 2009


MANY OF YOU FELT MOVED to write after reading my Christmas Day blog called NATIVITY AND TRAGEDY. Below is an open letter from the family of Nick Rauser, the fine and beloved youn man who died in a car crash a few days before the holiday. While I will be writing about Nick when I return, I thought it appropriate to share this lovely letter.

Nick would have been 16 today. Please remember this lovely family in your prayers, and tell your children you love them.

FEBRUARY 9, 1993

We would like to sincerely thank you for all of the love and support you have shown for Nick and us during this very difficult time. We truly cannot tell you how much this means to us.

We have heard many people describe Nick, saying he loved this, or loved that. When you think of Nick, please remember this. . .Nick loved. He showed so many people this with just a simple smile and a few kind words.

Nick made a profound impact on so many of our lives. His goal was simply to make everyone around him happy. Please help us honor the fine young man we all loved by lifting the people we encounter in our lives with kindness and gentle words.

Everyone deserves to be loved. Nick knew this and lived by it. Help us show Nicholas that he did make a difference.

Let Nick’s love live on.

Nick’s Family



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