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"HAPPY NEW YEAR TODD"  / Johnette Moninger Angel Friend To Colt Penny (Friend)

May God's richest blessings be upon
you today and throughout the
year--and may those blessings flow
through you to touch the lives of
everyone you meet.
"Happy New Year 2006"

Candle lighting vigil  / Gina/Wesleys Mum (visitor)
I have lit a candle to acknowledge the candle lighing vigil at 8pm on december 11th 2005. Thinking of you Todd and your family.....sleep tight beautiful angel.
Gina/Wesleys mum
"My Christmas In Heaven"  / Johnette Moninger (Angel Friend )

"My Christmas in Heaven"

I see the countless Christmas trees
Around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
Reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular,
Please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare
With the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you,
The joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description,
To hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones.
You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift,
From heavenly home above,
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.

After all, love is a gift more precious
Than pure gold.
It was always most important
In the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other,
As my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessings or love
He has for each of you.

So have a "Merry Christmas" and
Wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.

"HAPPY THANKSGIVING"  / Johnette Moninger (Angel Friend )

Wishing you peace and joy
and warm memories
on this
Thanksgiving Day.

It's the time of year when we're reminded to give thanks. Instead of waiting until next year to be reminded, Let's make every day one of thanksgiving; After all, each day is a unique gift. So, give a hug for no reason; Say I love you, just because; Share a smile with a stranger; Take the time to count your blessings; Don't take anything or anyone for granted; And end each day with no regrets. Thank you, my friends and family, For sharing, caring, laughing and crying with me. I'm truly blessed to have each and every one of you in my life And I am thankful you have allowed me To be a part of yours. May you and yours have a safe and memorable Thanksgiving.
Sweet dear Todd  / Jane Einarson (I care )
Todd, It is an honour to meet you through your beautiful website. Thank you for serving your great country. Matthew & I were always proud to have your country as our neighbors & friends.
RIP sweet boy. You will be in my thoughts & heart. Please watch over your Mom xoxox
Jane-Matthew's Mom
To Todd  / Camille Lee (Mom Forever )

I am the keeper of the flame
When others hesitate to . . .
I say your name.
I am the teller of the tale
Words spoken calmly
While inside I wail.
My tears are a stream in which memories swim
While I have breath
Your light will not dim.
For some it is hard to speak of you
For me it is hard not to.
I am the keeper of the flame
I never hesitate to say your name.
"author unknown"

So So Sorry!  / GinaWebb /Wesleys Mum (Passer-by)
Dear Camille,
I am so so sorry to learn of your tragic loss. Todd is just such an extremely handsome guy and it's so sad to think that someone like him had everything going for him. I will keep him my prayers tonight and say one for you and your family too. God bless you all ,all my love ,Gina xx 
Life sadly cut short  / Frances Lee (Mom to Angel Adam )
I dont mean to intrude, I was looking through the page my baby sons site was on when I saw your sons name, and thought I would take a look as it was the same surname.  I am sure no words I say will ease the pain you felt and still feel at the passing of your dear son Todd.  His pictures pretray him as a wonderful young man with lots of ambitions and goals.  You have created a site full of love and admiration for him and for that you should be so proud, as I am sure Todd is.
Thinking of you at this time.

Frances Lee  
Todd is such a handsome young man.  / Annette Wappes (Burd's Mom )

Dear Camille,

I want to thank you for stopping by Burdett's website and lighting a candle. I know how hard it is for you losing Todd and I am sure he's in heaven with Burdett and that they are having such a wonderful time..... Todd is such a handsome and wonderful young man, and I know that you are proud of his many accomplishments. I want you to know that you are in my prayers and that altho he's gone; Todd is always with you. God Bless you. Please feel free to contact me anytime you need someone to talk to who understands.

Sincerely, Annette Wappes.

A summary of the worst day of my life on June 6, 2003 when Todd went to Heaven.  / Camille Lee (Mom Forever & Always )

Todd’s unforeseen death occurred on June 6, 2003 at the young age of 22.  A part of my very heart and soul and future died with him.  He was my son, my best friend and my family.

His sister and my daughter, Shayna, lost her brother who was also her best friend, as well as the mother she knew who was never to be the same again.  Everyone loved Todd and there are many he claimed as a best friend and many who saw him as a best friend.
That day started out as any other day. The only complaint he voiced of any discomfort was of a stomachache a couple of times that week.  I went to a convenience store the evening before his death and bought some heartburn medicine.  He voiced no complaints the day he died. He seemed a little tired but he had just got off work and worked outside on this hot, humid day and the day before.  He worked that day, Friday, and the previous day, on the flight line at Tinker Air Force Base, welcoming men and women coming home from Iraq. He had also done physical training that morning. 
We left together after his work to go to Ardmore, OK, an hour and a half drive, to get his sister, Shayna.  I was already on base at his apartment because he had locked his keys in the car at lunch time and asked me to bring the other set of keys to him.  He lightly napped on and off during the drive both ways. We arrived back in OK City and had just started east on I-240 heading to Tinker Air Force Base to get my car.  He started waking up and was motioning to put the pass to get on the base on the dashboard or let him drive.   I at first thought he was yelling at me and said "Don't yell at me".   
I sensed something was wrong. When I looked at him, his left hand that I could see looked clenched or unnatural.  I couldn't see his eyes because he had sunglasses on.  I said "Todd!" and then I saw one tear roll out of his left eye.  I knew something was horribly wrong and drove like a mad person over to a store at I-240 and Sunnylane Road - the next exit.  Shayna's friend was sitting behind Todd had reached forward to feel for his pulse but couldn't. 
I ran in the store screaming for someone to call 911. When I ran back outside, a crowd of people gathered around.  Shayna was crying.  I remember people pulling Todd out of the car.  I remember seeing Todd's head hit hard on the concrete as he was pulled out.   An employee of the store, David, heroically performed CPR on Todd. We found out later that David was retired from the same squadron as Todd's. 
Todd had just completed one year of his six year term a few days before his sudden death.  He had graduated from tech school two months before he died and was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.  He listed Germany, Hawaii and Oklahoma City on his "wish" list.   He served his country with pride and honor.
Evidence indicates a product containing ephedra caused his death.  He had gained some weight during tech school and began taking an all-natural weight-loss supplement and multi-vitamins several months before he died.   He had quit drinking soda, was drinking lots of water, eating by the pyramid plan, working out regularly and taking three different multi-vitamins.   Results of reports indicate Todd was not taking more of the weight-loss product than recommended on the label.
We now know that these all-natural products aren't tested. 

To Lisa Stevens  / Camille Lee (Mom)

I am sorry to hear of your loss of your son and his daddy.  My heart and prayers go out to you.
Thank you for your beautiful comments.  Seeing them was a pleasant surprise at a time when I am feeling down lately.  I'm coming upon two years since Todd died and others don't understand my grief. 
Hugs and many blessings to you,
Todd's Mom

To Todds' Family  / Lisa Stevens (none)
What a special, wonderful,beautiful, precious,child of God you have! I go to Todds' site alot and listen to the audio and look at pics. He touches my heart and I know how much he's missed and that LIfe does go on. Thank you for sharing him with the world. You will meet with him again. I lost my son and his daddy in April 2005 . His name is Michael Todd and  we called his dad Todd. I think Your Todd and My Michael are living large now and together some how. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with you always. Sencerly, Michaels Mom 
Jentrey, Thank you so much for sharing.  / Camille Lee (Mom)

Jentrey, I treasure moments Todd's friends share with me as you have. Thank you so much.  Thank you also for serving our country.  
God bless you,
Todd's Mom

Im here for you..  / Crystal Murray (Cousin)

Camille you are a very strong woman. I dont think I could deal with losing a loved one and losing most of my family at the same time. Im always here for you. I know that you are going through alot of stress right now but God will help you through it. Be strong and if you wanna talk im ALWAYS here for you ANYTIME.  I love you.

todd james lee  / Shirley Acuff (freind)
may he be bless forever
None / Roger McDonald (No) sorry.He would be proud of his mom though.
God's grace to you  / Wanda Estes (Friend of Camille )
Camille, God bless you for your diligence to provide such a fitting tribute and memorial for Todd. I pray that God will comfort you and also bring peace and joy to your heart. You are in my prayers. Wanda
Smile of a lifetime  / James Barry (Friend)
It's hard to believe its been so long, I can still remember this Friday even after so long. I was a SrA at the time. A couple of us were getting things squared away for the weekend. We all laughed and joked the whole day. Todd and I would discuss different workouts and supplements that we were trying to get the results that we were shooting for. He seemed oh so especially excited this day, mom was coming to pick him up for the weekend. I sat and talked with him some after we were released for the day. He had the biggest smile throughout the entire day and can only imagine he still does. The lord blessed us all with his presence even if it was only for a little while.
todd / Joy Upshaw (friend)
I was extremely sad to have ran across this page. I believe I met Todd in 1998 in Wetumka, oklahoma. We became pretty close for the circumstances. When I returned home I had a letter waiting for me from Todd. It was the sweetest letter telling me how much he really liked me and didn't want to scare me with wedding bells or anything but would really like a relationship with me. By the time I received the letter the number had been disconnected. I am so thankful that God allowed my path to cross with this man, he showed me that there really are good men in the world. He was always so polite and gentle to me. We both seemed to have a lot in common in our lives. He talked about his mother a lot and you could tell she meant the world to him. Joy
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