I want to thank all the wonderful people who made it possible for me to honor my son Kyle. Visiting his grave I am overwhelmed, and at a loss for words, when I consider everyone’s amazing generosity.
Accompanying this note you’ll see photos of Kyle’s gorgeous headstone, and the beautifully inscribed granite tablet that now rests above my lost son’s heart. This last piece was the gift of John McGhee, a faithful friend who fulfilled one of Kyle’s dreams. He’d always wanted to visit Ireland, especially Rosbeg Bay where his favorite childhood movie, “The Secret of Roan Inish,” was filmed. Although that wish was denied him in life, a piece of Irish granite—baptized in Rosbeg’s frigid waters and cut with the refrain from Yeats’s “The Stolen Child”—will rest with him forevermore.
“Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.