Love and Miss You Brad

There are no words that will ever be enough to describe the way that Brad has impacted my life since the day he met Lynsay. Not only was he the love of her life, but he had and still very much does hold a big spot in my heart as well. Besides my dad, he was the one other man that I looked up to and continue to look up to. I admired the fact that he was a jack of all trades. There was never a dull moment around him and he always knew how to lighten up a room. The past 8 years that I’ve been lucky enough to have him in my life were the years that I grew up and learned a lot about myself as a person. A lot of my learning experiences revolved around him. I never told him enough, showed him enough or thanked him enough though. In the back of my mind I always said to myself “Would Brad approve?” I continue to do that and will continue to do that. When my sister met him, I felt like she won a prize and I always wanted to show him off. Throughout the milestones of the past short 8 years, I would do anything and everything I could to let people know who my “big brother” was; whether it was his role as a Marine, a police officer, a joke he told, something funny that he did, the car he drove, his favorite sports teams, etc. I am so proud to have him a part of my family. Although 8 years is a short amount of time, the amounts of memories I have of him are countless. Just know, that with every memory I have of him, there’s a huge smile and a loud laugh that goes right along with it.

Love and miss you Brad.

-Brit Mattozzi

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