Letter from Cindy

Ben was the son, brother, friend, son-in-law of everyone's dreams. He lived life with joy, sincerity, and such enthusiasm. You felt like he was your friend for life after only five minutes. My heart aches with the loss.

On December 12th, 2001, Mark and I were outside rather late. Suddenly we were illuminated by a bright light. I looked up, and it was the brightest, longest lasting shooting star I have ever seen. I said to Mark "That was for Ben."

Cindy McConnell