Guest Book


Hey Baby E... I am missing you so much! It's so hard when Christmas is coming. I wish I could still buy you presents and watch your big grin when you open them. Please watch over Savanah right now- she is really struggling with this. Please bring her some comfort and watch over all our friends and family during the holiday season. I love you so much and miss you so much!!!

Posted November 15, 2010 10:32 pm


I hope you know how often we all think about you and miss you! Hailey and Nathan talk about you all the time.
Angel, Hailey and Nathan

Posted November 14, 2010 11:45 pm


I love you Baby E!!!!

Posted November 14, 2010 11:21 pm


Hey bubba!
I'm about to go to bed but I just wanna say I love and miss you with all my heart! I haven't wrote on here in a really long time and I'm sorry for that, but I'm gonna start getting on more. I love you bubba E!!!

Posted August 2, 2010 12:37 am


Hey Little Man,
Missing you so much these days. Wishing you were here to fish with-play with and grow up with. Not sure what it is but your presence is so strong these days. Took the boys on the boat the other day--1rst time since you where there last. I remember that fishing trip like it was yesterday--didnt know if I could ever take them out again--But we did it--and had fun!!! Still not the same but it was good. Love you Buddy---See you in HIS time!!!! WTMNE

Posted July 17, 2010 1:25 pm


Thinking of all of you today! God bless you all! Love ya!

Posted July 17, 2010 10:21 am


‎3 years ago today I saw my son alive for the last time. I am so grateful that I had patience with him that morning, that I watched him tie his shoes and walked him out to the truck. That I counted money with him so he could buy a snack, instead of rushing to get ready for work. I am grateful for the big hug and the kiss he gave me before he left. But even more important I am grateful for being his mother for 6 wonderful years. I know where he is and I know he is celebrating his family. And I know he continues to give me the strength to do what is right, to be a good mom, to be a better person. I love you Ethan!!! You are my strength, you empower me and I look forward to our reunion one day!! I love you son... WTMNE!!!!

Posted July 12, 2010 5:16 pm


Happy Birthday E!!! I love you son and I miss you.. Look for the balloons tonight... I can't wait to hold you again!! One day....With all my love- Mommy

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted July 11, 2010 6:58 pm

Aunt Melissa

I still catch myself looking for your birthday present. Maybe because I still feel you with us and you are still such a part of our life. Thank you! We love you so much.

Posted July 9, 2010 3:23 am


Hey little Man,
Getting closer!!! B-Day coming soon---what would you have wanted this year???Fishing pole??Baseball glove??? NAH--you would have wanted a r eal motorcycle that was SUPERFAST---thats it---wouldnt not have let you have one but it would be great to hear you ask for it 5 million times---miss you son--everyday---I love you boy--See you when the time is right. WTMNE

Posted June 28, 2010 12:54 pm


Hey Baby E- Sure did feel you with us at Disney World. Incredible dragonfly sightings there!! Thank you sweetie! I miss you so much!! And I love you so so much!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted June 4, 2010 4:53 pm


Hey sugars- I sure do miss you!!! Thanks for all the help with the swimming!!! I see you watching over your siblings everytime we are out there. Thanks for making them secure!! You are and always will be their guardian angel!! I love you so much!!! Clean your glasses son... and know that one day I will do that for you again!! I love you Baby E!!!!!!

Posted May 17, 2010 2:27 am


Hey Buddy,
Another long night--but I guess I am getting used to it. Been missing you alot lately--cant stop thinking bout your b-day coming up. wondering how tall--how broad--what your voice would sound like--how mature you would be and how helpful--how many girlfriends--would you be following me all the time and doin everything i do--what would you want for your b-day---So many questions with no answers---my heart hurts for you every day boy---WTMNE

Location: Miami ok - Posted May 12, 2010 3:14 pm


I Miss You Ethan So Much I Wish You Where Here But I Well See You again Someday

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted May 11, 2010 9:10 pm

Aunt Melissa

"I came by today to see you
Oh I had to let you know
If I knew the last time that I held you was the last time
I'd have held you, and never let go
Oh, it's kept me awake nights, wondering
I lie in the dark, just asking why
I've always been told
You won't be called home
Until it's your time

I guess heaven was needing a hero
Somebody just like you
Brave enough to stand up
For what you believe
And follow it through
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to
Is heaven was needing a hero
Like you

I remember the last time I saw you
Oh, you held your head up proud
I laughed inside
When I saw how you were standing out in the crowd
Your such a part of who I am
Now that part will just be void
No matter how much I need you now
Heaven needed you more

Cause heaven was needing a hero
Somebody just like you
Brave enough to stand up
For what you believe
And follow it through
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to
Is heaven was needing a hero
Like you

Is Heaven was needing a hero
and that's you."
-Jo Dee Messina

I miss you Ethan! You have filled our family with love.

Posted May 5, 2010 9:34 pm


Today I thought about you a lot. How is it up there? I bet it's great. I just wanted to say that I've been thinking about you and crying a lot the past few days. I think about you everyday but I guess the last few days have just hit me hard that you really are gone. But I know I will see you again someday. It will be the day I've been waiting for, for a long time! I still have that "school work" you did for me. I look at it everyday and just cry sometimes. It's the one where you wrote your name all by yourself. You did great bubby! Well I love you and miss you so very much. Just remember that we will see each other again someday. I love you!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted May 5, 2010 1:00 pm


Hey sweetie, Thanks for the help with Josh's bday. Can't believe he is 6 now. He is the same age you were when you were ripped from our lives. I miss you so much!! Can not wait until the day I get to see you again! I miss you so much! Thanks for giving me so much strength! You have changed me more than anyone or anything could have done!! You have made me whole even through the heartbreak!!! I love you son!!

Posted May 3, 2010 9:02 pm


Hey Bubba- Haven't been on here in a while. Just letting you know that I love you and miss you. But I know I will see you again someday. I know you are watching over all of us every minute. You have really changed so many lifes out there. It's amazing what one little boy can do! I love you Bubba E!

Location: Joplin - Posted April 24, 2010 10:24 pm
Email: brooke00517 [at] aol [dot] com


Thinking about all of you and Ethan too... take care..
Food 4 Less friends!!

Posted April 23, 2010 11:19 am


Just dropping you a note--Tell you how much we miss you. Took the boys hunting last week and Josh Tuesday--I saw you there--The dragonfly that hung out with us.!!! Just knowing your there keeps me going sometimes--Wish I could have seen the REAL you there but someday SON--We will be together again soon my boy--Keep your eyes on us and make sure your there with us on each and every trip--this ould have been your year for all this stuff man--I will take the boys out on the boat--havent had any of them on it since that week before you where called home-Gonna be tough but I know now that it has to be done. Missing you everyday buddy--WTMNE--Thanks to everyone who continues to share with our family--

Posted April 21, 2010 12:50 am
Email: pootiepoo69 [at] aol [dot] com

Shannon Crites

This is the most awesome thing you can do to remember and keep a loss in your life forever... Just knowing maybe you saved the life of someone else.. Things happen for a reason and we all learn from them. The tribute to your son and having a law passed in his name is the most amazing thing. my thoughts and prayers are with you. i hope we can get more laws like this past and maybe just maybe we can almost stop all drownings. shannon crites

Posted April 19, 2010 10:42 pm

John Kessler

You have a beautiful family. I am so sorry for the loss of Ethan. I am amazed at the good you have done out of your tragity, God Bless You and your family.

Posted March 26, 2010 2:54 am


Hey Buddy,
Another Night with no sleep---another night thinking bout you. Sure would love to see how big and strong you would be by now--Watching Josh turn 6 this year is going to be tough--He was always to stay your younger brother but this year--he turns older than you--the way they are change is amazing--stay with us son--keep us out of harms way and bring us the peace that you know we need. its starting to get warm and fishing time is creeping up on us--this is the year that you would have been driving the boat for me--fishing by yourself--playing ball--hunting-- MISS YOU alot these last few days son--stay beside your mother--she needs your presence with her--I love you boy--WTMNE

Location: Joplin - Posted March 25, 2010 12:46 pm


Hey sweetie... I am having a hard time today.. I miss you so very much.. I keep thinking how much I wish you were getting your school picture taken this week. You always looked so handsome. Have you noticed how tall Josh is getting? He reminded me of you last night!! Thank you for drying my tears recently.. you bring me so much strength!! I love you son... I miss you... Mommy
PS.. Your shoulder smells good still!!!

Posted March 10, 2010 11:36 am

Marie Cope

Hey has been a while since I have been on here but just want you to know how much I miss you and love you!!! You are always on my mind.

Posted February 27, 2010 1:39 am


Hey buddy, Another long night here--not much sleep so thought i would drop by again---Felt you there in the truck the other day--No other reason for the overwhelming smell of flowers in that stinky truck of mine except you wanting to go for a ride with me. Taking the boys on a camping trip soon--hope you come along with us--Cant wait for the day son--I anxiously wait--prepare my place and let grandpa john know that we will ALL go fishing on that day. Missing you every day my son---WTMNE

Location: Joplin - Posted February 14, 2010 11:39 pm


Hey Sweetie- I miss you so much!! Thanks for the signs this weekend!! You are the best!!! I love you son!!!!

Location: winchester,ks - Posted February 9, 2010 6:39 am
Email: scory [at] jcmhospital [dot] org


Goodmorning Ethan, It has been a long cold night. not a lot to do, no ERs. Please help Grandpa show his friend Bob around heaven. Have you seen grandma cory, shes your great-grandma. when i was your age she always made me curlyroni, have you had some? love ya, pls tell everyone hi and I love them for me. aunt sheila

Posted January 27, 2010 6:07 am


Hey Buddy,
Another night at the fire station--cant sleep so here I am. The day is coming--Dont know when but boy I cant wait--Fishing season is coming up--not the same without you but I will be out there with my boys again this year. Hope to see you there buddy. I love you son--WTMNE

Location: Miami ok - Posted January 14, 2010 12:56 pm

aunt megan

I Miss you Ethan So Much I
Wish You Where Here

Posted January 12, 2010 5:43 pm


I miss you Baby E!!!!

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted January 6, 2010 5:14 pm

Aunt Melissa

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

Location: Carl Junction - Posted January 1, 2010 1:20 am


Happy New Year Baby E!!! I miss you!!!! This is one year closer to being with you again!! I could count the days..... I love you so much!!!!!!!!!

Location: Carl Junction - Posted December 26, 2009 9:37 am


Hey Baby E- thanks for your help getting through Christmas! We sure miss you a lot! You loved Christmas so much and even more important, you loved Jesus and God! I hope you had a wonderful celebration! I can't wait to see you again sweetie! I miss those brown eyes so much! I love you I love you I love you!!!!

Posted December 26, 2009 1:02 am


Merry Christmas Son,
Bet you were at a great birthday party today. We sure miss you here son. Another Christmas without you. It sure doesnt get easier buddy. I love you so much and miss you even more. Come see us soon. I wait anxiously for the day we can be together again. WTMNE--always and forever

Location: winchester,ks - Posted December 24, 2009 11:57 pm
Email: scory [at] jcmhospital [dot] org


We are having a blizzard here with lots of wind and drifts.I came to work @ noon today or didnt think I would make it this eve, Aunt Debbie blew in @ 9pm. Tell God thanks for the white Christmas, but ask him to slow down the weather. Merry Christmas Ethan. Tell Grandpa John the same. We love and miss you both. Do you get snow in heaven? Maybe this type of weather is Gods way of telling us its time to slow down for awhile. Cont to watch over your family and send them signs. Merry Christmas Lauren,Jr, and my neices and nephews. love you Aunt sheila

Location: Joplin - Posted December 24, 2009 5:46 am
Email: brooke00517 [at] aol [dot] com


Merry Christmas to you and your family...

Location: winchester,ks - Posted December 15, 2009 5:34 am
Email: scory [at] jcmhospital [dot] org


feeling kinda blah tonight,not much going on 2 patients on the hall and 1 er. Thinking about how I never got to know you well, but i always remember you smiling and having something to say to everyone and making us laugh. I remember when you were 2 and everything was Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang All of us love and miss ya. Grandma said to send you hugs and kisses too. Good night, aunt sheila

Posted December 14, 2009 12:47 pm


Miss you so much baby!!!!

Location: jcmh - Posted December 13, 2009 7:30 am
Website - Email: scory [at] jcmhospital [dot] org


wow didnt know this was her e Aunt sheila is computer dumb. Hows the fishing with grandpa john? Tell him we miss and love you both. Merry christmas Love aunt sheila

Location: jcmh - Posted December 13, 2009 7:19 am
Website - Email: scory [at] jcmhospital [dot] org


learning to leave a message to you hope this works

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted December 13, 2009 1:45 am

Aunt Melissa

I am having trouble sleeping tonight. You are on my mind so much lately. Maddie spent all day today talking to you. I know you must have been there with us. Did you like the Christmas lights? I am so thankful that you kept here company today. Were you singing "Jingle Bells" with us? Thank you for watching over us. We miss you so much!

Location: Joplin - Posted December 2, 2009 12:34 pm


Hey Baby E- Just missing you a lot today. Dad is putting the ground cover on the cemetary today. I hope you like it!! Just remember how much we love you and how much we can not wait to be reunited again! I love you sweetie!!! Keep your glasses clean for me baby!

Posted December 2, 2009 4:21 am


Hey Buddy,

Another sleepless night at the firehouse. Sitting around and thinking of you as usual on these nights. I know God has a purpose for all things now. Dont need to know what it is yet but I know one day we will be together again. Save the best fishing spot for me buddy.

Location: Joplin - Posted November 13, 2009 4:54 pm


I love you Baby E!!!! Thanks for all your help with everything. As usual, you continue to show us the right path! Thank you for being so brave and teaching me more everyday!! Looking forward to seeing you again! Prepare my palace son!!

Posted November 7, 2009 9:19 am
Email: jj_ledford [at] hotmail [dot] com

Aunt JJ

Hey Ethan! Thinking of you, missing you, and loving you like I do every day. Just feel the need to tell you today!

Posted October 23, 2009 3:30 pm


Hey little man,
Missing you--seems like more and mor everyday--Another hunting season on us--you would have been out there with me this year--soon buddy--stay with us--guide us--teach us--and watch over us---WTMNE now and always

Location: Carl Junction - Posted October 19, 2009 4:00 pm


Haby Baby E- I miss you so much!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted October 5, 2009 3:06 pm


Hey Baby E- Thanks for leading us to our new house. You would have loved it!!! Please help your dad have a good birthday tomorrow! Send him a sign to cheer him up. He is struggling these days. We all love you and know that you will be with us at the new house!! I miss you so much!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted September 22, 2009 10:12 am


I love you Baby E!!!!!

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted September 18, 2009 9:33 pm

Melissa Mitchell

Miss you so much little buddy...

Posted September 4, 2009 5:20 pm

Marie Cope

Miss you very much!

Location: Joplin - Posted August 25, 2009 10:12 am


Hey Sugars... I guess you know school started here already. I hate that I am not taking you to 3rd grade. You would have done so well. I hope you are having a good time. Remember to watch over us and thank you for all your help! You make life so worth living because I will be with you one day! Thank you for listening to me and continue to guide me! I love and miss you son!!!

Location: joplin mo - Posted August 20, 2009 10:01 pm


Hey Bubba!!! Today was the second day of school!! It was pretty fun... the building is really big and very nice. Well I hope you are having a wondeful time up there!!! Love you!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted August 6, 2009 6:21 pm


I love you baby!!!!!!!

Location: miami ok - Posted July 23, 2009 1:56 pm

aunt megan

I miss you ethan so much i wish you where here I Love you very much

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted July 17, 2009 7:57 pm

The Mitchell's

Hey Little Buddy,

I miss you so much. I have thought about you every moment of every day for the past two years.

I wish I could watch you and Ty play together one more time. I miss Ty telling stories about his adventures with his "brother" and hearing him yell "Come on E-tan" as you boys played in the yeard. I miss watching you run out the back door every time we drive up and yell "Uncle CJ, Guess What" Most of all, I miss your smile and your hugs! You had the best hugs! And how your eyes shine...

You have taught me the true joy of having a family like ours. God blessed our family with you.

I love you with all the pieces of my heart,
Aunt Melissa

Posted July 17, 2009 7:52 pm


Hey buddy,
Another day--just one of many we have had and many more to come.One without you in ou lives. You are missed more each day. Your life will continue though---with everything we do--every step--every day. I love you son--Thank you to all who have been there for us this last two years. Your actions may not have been noticed but your love was felt. Thank you-

Location: Joplin - Posted July 17, 2009 3:08 pm


Hey Baby E... It has been 2 years since u were taken to be with God. I can't believe it has been that long but then it feels like yesterday. I miss you so much! I wish I could hear your voice and feel your little skinny arms wrapped around my neck for a hug. I wish we could snuggle on the couch again. I wish I could take you to a movie again and watch you chow down on candy and icees. I wish we could go to Celebration City and I could watch you fly in the airplane. I wish I could watch you grow up into the fine man you would have been. I wish I could watch you get married one day and watch you hold your children. It is not fair! I know you are happy where you are and I know I will see you there one day, but I wish you did not have to go!! I need you so much! Please help keep us all strong! Every smile and life that we change is dedicated to you. You motivate me so much!! I love you with all my heart!

Location: joplin,mo - Posted July 17, 2009 10:56 am



Posted July 17, 2009 9:05 am


May God forever comfort you, take away your pain, be with you when you think you cant follow through.

May His brightness shine, May His love show, so that you will know, Lil Ethan is fine.

May He keep your sadness at bay, take away your sorrow, until you see your Precious Angel soon one day!

I love you all. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

Location: Birmingham, AL - Posted July 17, 2009 1:21 am

Aunt Marie

Two years today since you have been an Angel in God's Heavenly Kingdom. Spread your beautiful wings and fly. Your bright light will forever shine on!

Location: Joplin - Posted July 16, 2009 4:16 pm


Guess what mommy & daddy,
Heaven is great.
Just like you said,
There's not much longer to wait.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
I have a guardian angel who comes at night.
I told him I wanted to go,
But the times not right.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
My angel came this morning.
While you were still in bed,
He came with a warning.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
When I left with June.
So you could rest some more,
I knew my time was soon.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
When you were finally out of sight,
I told my angel,
The time is just right.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
When you still didn't know I was gone,
My angel put his hand in mine,
And I was no longer stiff or sick,I felt so happy & fine.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
When the hospital called,I saw you crying from above.
I saw daddy & how scared he was,
And I knew how much I was loved.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
On the way to the hospital I heard you pray,
Don't let them bring me back,
I know you don't want God to take me away.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
I saw you walk into the ER,and ask is he gone.
I saw the look on your face when the nurse said yes!
It looked like you'd never go on.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
I seen you holding me tight.
I kissed you good-bye with my love,
And tried to tell you I was alright.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
There's no more pain,
You can go on with your life,
And not feel so drained.

Guess what mommy & daddy,
I'll watch you all your days through.
And be like your guardian angel,
Just because, I LOVE YOU!!

(c) 1997 Beckie All Rights Reserved

Posted July 16, 2009 4:16 pm


Praying for you guys!

Posted July 15, 2009 4:25 am


Just want to let you know, I will be thinking of you and praying for you today! Love you all!

Posted July 12, 2009 9:01 pm

Uncle DD & Aleks

Ethan, hope you had a great party in heaven today, you sure are missed here every day!!!

Posted July 12, 2009 3:20 am


Happy Birthday Baby E!!! I miss u so much!!! I hope u have the biggest party in heaven!! I would do anything to be able to hold you again!! I will one day! Help keep us strong and safe! Please keep the signs coming! I love you so much!!!

Posted July 12, 2009 2:33 am


Hey buddy,
Happy birthday--missing you so much son--Wish I was able to give you your new fishing pole and tacklebox this year. Stay with us son--we need you now as much as then. Love you Buddy--WTMNE

Location: Birmingham, AL - Posted July 12, 2009 1:35 am

Uncle Josh

Happy Birthday little buddy! I know you are the best skate boarder in Heaven!

Location: Birmingham, AL - Posted July 12, 2009 1:30 am

Marie Cope

Happy Birthday Ethan! I hope you enjoy the cake Sitti will make for you. Please eat a piece for me. I love you baby heart is aching for you!

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted July 12, 2009 1:10 am

The Mitchell's

Happy would-be 8th Birthday Ethan! Your light may have burned half as long but it was certainly twice as bright! We miss you so much. We love you way too much, but never enough...

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted July 11, 2009 9:46 am

The Mitchell's

Ethan, your signs never cease to amaze me! I am so suprised each time.

I was struggling because your birthday is tomorrow. And then I discover that the Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville is doing this on your birthday...
"Dragonfly Safari
Sunday, July 12th at 9:00am to noon
Dragonfly expert Bob Thomas will be in the Garden capturing, identifying, and releasing dragonflies. If you've ever wanted to learn more about these winged beauties, drop by the Garden Sunday mornings in July (July 12, 19, and 26)."

Wow! Thank you! Uncle CJ and I are taking Ty and Maddie to celebrate your birthday there tomorrow. Gramma Karla is going with us also. We miss you so so much!

With all our love,
Aunt Melissa

Location: joplin,mo - Posted July 9, 2009 11:12 pm
Email: Savanah11 [at] cableone [dot] net


I also wanted to tell you that just because I don't get on here a lot doesn't mean I don't think about you each and every day! Every morning I wake up and think about you! I love you more than anything in the world and I want you to know that even if I used to pick and be mean to you sometimes doesn't mean I don't LOVE you!!!! -Sissy

Location: joplin,mo - Posted July 9, 2009 11:07 pm


Hey Bubba- It's almost your birthday!! I can't believe it's already here!!! It has been a hard day for me. I have been thinking about you a lot! We all miss you very much! I LOVE YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!!!

Location: Joplin, MO - Posted July 2, 2009 11:05 am
Email: fry-e001 [at] mymail [dot] mssu [dot] edu


Though I never met you in person, your love and the impact you made on so many peoples lives is living on everyday they speak of you. You are loved and missed Ethan and don't worry about that place re-opening. I know it won't last long. Do what you can to show those who love you that you are still here in spirit and know that it will all work out in the end. You have a really beautiful family and I sure am blessed to have met them. Our birthdays are close together so I will be coming to see you soon and we can have a private party and talk. I think you'd enjoy that as much as I would. Loving you even though you had to go before I could get here.... Auntie "E"

Location: Birmingham, AL - Posted July 1, 2009 11:18 am

Marie Cope

Hey Ethan, you have been on my mind more and more now days. July is here and this is going to be a very hard month for us all especially your mom and dad. Please help them get through this month. I love you! Please give my Sitti the biggest hung for me and a kiss on her forehead. Her year anniversery is coming up in August. July and August will be hard. Love you Ethan!

Location: Birmingham, AL - Posted June 26, 2009 9:27 pm


Hey bubby- how's it going up there? We all miss you and love you so much!!! Did you hear that the swimmin' hole opened? Don't worry, we won't let it stay that way. Thanks for all the signs you are sending us. The dragonflys are beautiful! Tell everybody I said hi for me. Thankyou for watching over us little buddy! I LOVE YOU SO, SO MUCH!!!!!

Location: Birmingham - Posted June 26, 2009 9:00 pm


Hey Buddy, Thanks for helping us have a good vacation in B'ham. We all loved the signs from you. Thanks for your help and guidance through all of this! We love you so much and know you are at work every minute!!!

Posted June 25, 2009 10:24 pm


Hey Buddy,
I know you are watching over the kids as that place opens again---keep them safe man--

Posted June 25, 2009 6:19 pm
Email: danielandrachel25 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Daniel, Rachel, and Carter Jobe

We love you guys and you are in our prayer's everyday!

Location: Joplin USA - Posted June 22, 2009 6:24 pm
Email: brooke00517 [at] aol [dot] com

Brooke and Food 4 Less Friends

Thinking of you and all of your family especially this time of year... take care!!

Posted June 16, 2009 10:38 pm


Hey Buddy,
thinking of you alot today--missing you so much. Knowing you are with us and knowing you are watching over all those kids. Help keep our strength and endurance up son. Missing you--WTMNE

Location: Joplin - Posted June 16, 2009 5:52 pm


I miss you so much!! I hope you will help keep other children safe. You know what I am talking about. You are my precious angel!!! I love you Baby E!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted May 29, 2009 5:36 pm


I love you sweetie!!! I miss you so bad!!! Thanks for the help today!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted May 18, 2009 4:07 pm


I miss you so much!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted May 12, 2009 5:22 pm


Hey Baby E- It was a bittersweet Mother's Day. I sure miss you. I cleaned the headstone today. The trees over you are so pretty right now. I hope you will send me a sign soon. I miss you and love you with all my heart!!!

Posted May 8, 2009 10:29 pm


Hey Lauren, I was at Old Navy today and came across a sweater they had with a dragonfly on it and thought of you. I took a picture, they only had them in gray and green. Let me know if you like them and I can pick one up for ya!
Have a great mothers day, I am sure Ethan will send you some extra love this weekend!
dd & alex

PS: here is a link to the picture i took sweater1.jpg

Location: Joplin - Posted April 27, 2009 11:50 am


Hey Baby E- I am sorry about the ground cover. I couldn't believe when I saw it was gone. I was going to pull it this week as the weather is getting warmer. I did get it back from the groundskeepers and will fix it up for next year. I know the sunshine will be good for the grass though. I love you sweetie. Keep sending me your love and thanks for the "Sammy" hug the other night!

Posted April 26, 2009 12:14 am

Joe Hudd

Just wanted to let you all know that we are thinking about you. We love all of you very much and are blessed to count you family.

Posted April 21, 2009 9:45 am

Heather Merrill

Everyday the Cory family reamins in our hearts and prayers. God bless!

Posted April 13, 2009 7:01 pm


Hope you had an amazing Easter! I know it was wonderful up there! Keep your family strong, and keep sending them your signs. xoxo love ya buddy.

Location: Joplin - Posted April 13, 2009 6:01 pm


I love you Baby E!!!!!!

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted April 10, 2009 2:57 am

Aunt Melissa

I miss you little buddy! Ty and Maddie talk to you all the time. Thank you for the sign during Ty's swimming lessons. It was hard for me and I needed your help. I love you!

Location: Joplin - Posted April 8, 2009 4:05 pm


Hey Baby E- I know you and Maggie are playing already. She needed to be with you and out of pain so bad. She will be your best buddy up there just like she was here. Please love on her and she has messages to give to you. I love you son! I will see you in a blink of an eye handsome.

Location: Nevada - Posted April 3, 2009 4:09 pm


Hey Lauren and family-I found myself thinking about you all today....Ethan keep sending your mom all the is so good for her to be able to have the moments.

Posted March 24, 2009 10:55 pm


Lauren and family,
I just wanted to let you know that I am still praying for your family and you are always in my thoughts. I love you all and wish you strength in your lives. A reunion with our loved ones IS coming soon!

Location: Joplin - Posted March 17, 2009 12:02 pm


I miss you so much Baby E!!!! I love you son!!

Location: Joplin - Posted March 10, 2009 4:56 pm


Hey Baby E- I guess you saw the big day yesterday. Thanks for your help and leadership with the kids. I know your hand was involved!!! Thank you for the signs recently also. You are the best! I know you are with so many people who I have loved and lost and who are loving on you all the time. I miss you son and so look forward to being with you again! Until then........ I Love You my son!

Location: Joplin - Posted February 24, 2009 10:40 am


Hey Baby E- Did you see Vegas through my eyes over the weekend? I hope so! You would have loved M&M World! I miss you son and thanks for your guidance and support. Please send me a sign soon! I Love You with all of my broken heart!!!!

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted February 14, 2009 9:18 am

The Mitchell's

We miss you so much. You will be in our hearts forever.

Location: Joplin - Posted February 13, 2009 6:02 pm


Happy Valentine's Day Sweetie- To the little boy who stole my heart on July 12, 2001. I wish you were here to do your valentine cards for school. I remember how much you liked doing that. Just know that you are in my heart forever! You are so loved and so missed!!!

Posted February 2, 2009 2:25 pm
Email: jrhtennis [at] aol [dot] com

Granny O

I've been thinking about you, as usual and hold your rock nearly every day. I will keep taking care of it for you.

Location: Joplin - Posted January 26, 2009 11:36 am


I miss you so much baby. I hope you understand why I can't look through your pictures again yet. It hurts too much sometimes. I will look at them soon and when I am feeling stronger, I will watch the videos so I can hear your voice. I miss you so much but I know you will continue to give me the strength. Who would have thought you would have turned into an angel for me? You are the best!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted January 14, 2009 11:35 am


Thank you all who still send messages on Ethan's website. I check this website everyday and am always moved by your thoughts and kindness. Ethan continues to live on in so many hearts and minds. Thank you all. You will never know how much your support means to me!!

Location: Joplin, MO - Posted January 13, 2009 2:08 am
Email: baileygoodall [at] hotmail [dot] com

Bailey Kyle Goodall

Just wanted to drop by and let you guys know I was thinking of Ethan and the family. I'm so glad that I captured the photographs of Ethan in the bunker gear and could give those to you. You can never have too many photographs of anyone... Capture moments! Love you guys and if you ever need anything, I'm a phone call away...

Location: Joplin, Mo - Posted January 12, 2009 12:55 am
Email: edwinwahome [at] hotmail [dot] com

Edwin Mwangi

Cory family, my name is Edwin Mwangi and I just wanted you to know I have always been thinking about you and Ethan. I hope the tree we got for you still blossoms. Have a great year.

Location: Birmingham, AL - Posted December 31, 2008 10:19 am

Aunt Re-re Cope

Hey Ethan,
I miss you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with my Sitti. Please give her a big hug and kiss for me. I know she is holding you. I wish that I can hear your little sweet voice. Happy New Year!
I love you!
Aunt Re-re

Location: Joplin - Posted December 26, 2008 10:14 pm


I miss you son. Merry Christmas to you!!!!

Posted December 25, 2008 8:21 pm
Email: columban [dot] mercado [at] maxim-ic [dot] com

Toto Mercado

Dear Sir/Maam,

I'm sorry about the lost of your beautiful boy... I'm Toto Mercado of the Philippines. I have a boy too and his name is Ethan Lee T. Mercado who loves to play in swimming pools. I'm alarmed by this incident .. Losing loved ones is tough for a family. On my mom's family alone, we already lost a dad and a brother.

Take care and God Bless,
Columban 'toto' Mercado MAXIM Phils Corp Gen. Trias, Cavite,
The Philippines

Posted December 21, 2008 11:18 pm


I miss you so much. Today has been so hard. I know how much you liked getting ready for Christmas. I wonder how tall you would be now and what you would have wanted. Please keep sending me signs. I watch for them! I love you son.

Location: Joplin - Posted December 14, 2008 5:25 pm
Email: brooke00517 [at] aol [dot] com


Happy Holidays... from Bonnie and Brooke and your friends at Food 4 Less

Posted December 8, 2008 7:39 pm
Email: ronsan [at] mo-net [dot] com

Ron Larkin

Thanks so much for your card/pictures! What a wonderful family you have. In case you have not read the following, I thought you might enjoy it's contents: "Letter from Heaven" :
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say. But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived OK. I'm writing this from Heaven, Here I dwell with God above. Here, there are no tears of sadness...Here is just eternal love. Please don't be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I'm with you, every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you, when my days on earth were through, God gently picked me up, hugged me, and said "I welcome you"! "It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on. There is so much we have to do, to help our mortal man". God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do. At the top of the list, was to watch and care for you. When you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight; God and I are closest to the middle of the night.When you think of my life on earth, and those few loving years...because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain. Remember, there would be no flowers, if there were no rain. I wish I could tell you, all that God has planned. But if I were to tell you, you would not understand. But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er...I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb...But together we will do it, by taking one day at a time. If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and in pain; then you can say to God at night, "my day was not in vain". And now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile; knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile. So when you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low; lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go. When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind....I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind! And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free;'re not're coming here to ME!

Have the very best Christmas possible! You folks are in our prayers.

Location: Joplin - Posted December 5, 2008 11:03 am


Hey Sugar- I miss you so much!!! I think about you all the time and wish I could hold you again. I keep remembering when you were born and how precious you always were to us. I miss you with all my heart and look forward to seeing you again one day. What a reunion that will be!!

Location: at your home - Posted November 27, 2008 11:17 pm


Hey Buba E!! Happy Thanksgiving!! I bet you are having a big feast in Heaven. You probably have a lot of food there! Did you have pie? I bet you had cherry pie. I know you liked that. I promise I will go to the cemetary soon. I have been very busy but I know that is not a good excuse. Do you remember that "schoolwork" you did for me that one time? I found it and on it you wrote your name. I am going to keep it for ever!! I LOVE YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!!!!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted November 25, 2008 3:04 pm


I miss you so much son!!! I love you forever! Please send me a sign soon.

Location: miami ok - Posted November 18, 2008 5:12 pm

aunt megan

I miss you ethan os much i wish you were here am going miss you at thinksgiving

Posted November 15, 2008 12:50 am

Ms. Kendal & Ms. Abby

Just thinking about you today...we love you and miss you. xoxo

Posted November 7, 2008 11:10 pm
Email: kaua3319 [at] ahoo [dot] com

kaua colln zandal mckinzi

im so sowwi

Posted November 1, 2008 11:03 pm

Sissy (savanah)

Hi baby E- I know i havn't been on here in a very long time and I am very sorry. I miss you so much and hope it is very fun in Heaven. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. Guess what... I got a new phone and it is awesome. I know you would be jealous but I would of given you my old phone. I havn't been by the cemetary in a while but I promise I will go soon. I LOVE YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! -SISSY

Location: Joplin - Posted October 31, 2008 10:36 am


Happy Halloween Baby E! I wonder what you would have dressed up like this year. I hate this! It's not fair! I miss you so much that my heart hurts all the time. I know you are in a good place, but I want you back with me so much! I love you son! Forever.... and I look forward to holding you again one day!

Location: Fairless Hills, PA - Posted October 31, 2008 12:13 am


Hi Ethan!

Location: Joplin - Posted October 27, 2008 12:54 pm


I miss you so much Baby E!!!!

Location: Birmingham, AL - Posted October 24, 2008 11:11 am

Marie Cope

I miss everybody!!!
Aunt Re-re

Location: Joplin - Posted September 19, 2008 11:48 am


I miss you so much baby boy!! I was looking at a picture of you playing soccer on the church wall Wednesday and it so hard to know I can't see you do that again until I see you again one day. I love you son! I miss you! And I am sorry! I wish I could change what happened. I wish I could take your place. I wish I could hold you and watch you sleep. I wish I could clean your glasses and look at your cook scars. I wish I could laugh with you. I wish I could just have one more minute. I wish I could hear you say you love me again. I wish I could tell you the same. Please be happy!!!

Location: Elkins - Posted September 16, 2008 12:41 am

The Mitchell's

Ethan Baby,
My heart still aches for you and I wake every day wishing history had somehow changed overnight. Every single time we are at your home, it still feels so... quiet (even with so much activity) In my heart I know that it is your voice that is missing. Oh darling, how we miss you.
Ty and Maddie ask for you each and every day and I could never Thank you enough for remaining by their side each day. Thank you for your strength and courge and the signs of encouragment. BLESS YOU and your family.
We love you with all our hearts, tonight and always.

Posted September 9, 2008 5:28 pm

the price familiy

this article is probably the best this that has ever happened to me. me and i boyfriend of 3 years actually went there about 4 months ago and the people who gave us the directions never mitioned any of this to us we drove for ever try to find this hole and i was actually getting upset because i was exited but now that i know of this i will never and i mean never go there and whats so redicules is that they dont want to take responsibility for this. i also have a baby boy of 9 months and i dont know what i would do if i lost my son i am verry sorry for your loss and i hope the best for you and your familiy

Posted September 2, 2008 10:36 am

Marie Cope

Good morning Ethan,
Please give my Sitti a big hug for me and tell her how much I love her and miss her. Both of you please keep sending me the signs!
I love you,
Aunt Re-re

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted August 31, 2008 11:49 pm

Aunt Melissa


Location: Joplin - Posted August 29, 2008 10:03 am


Baby E- I guess you have already met Marie's grandma in heaven. I know she will be a special friend to you there. She is a beautiful person and you are so lucky to have her holding you! She is lucky to be with you also! We all love you and miss you so much! I still wish I could trade you places so you can still be here living your life. I love you so much son and can't wait to see you again!

Posted August 27, 2008 10:45 am


Hi Lauren,
I hope all is going well for you? I heard your a busy woman but I already knew that. Lol.. Hope to see you soon!

Posted August 27, 2008 10:43 am


Hi little guy,
I know its been awhile. I hope your doing well? I sure miss u alot! Ive been seeing your sis savannah at cheer practice she growing up and becoming more beautiful everyday. I seen you mom, lil sam and everyone at the mall Sunday night but I didnt talk to them. They were at a distance, I sure miss seeing them! Well keep doing the awesome job watching over them. K? Talk to you soon. Luv Ya lil Guy!
Ms. Wendy

Posted August 23, 2008 11:39 pm

megan and savanah

Hi Ethan! We miss you so much!!

Location: Joplin - Posted August 19, 2008 5:40 pm


I miss you Baby E. My heart is still broken but I look forward to seeing you one day. Did you like the song at church? I am going to meet that young man soon and thank him from the bottom of our bruised hearts!!!

Posted August 7, 2008 3:35 pm


Hi guys,
Wanted to say Hi! How are you? Wanted to say Hi!

Location: Joplin - Posted July 31, 2008 3:23 pm


Thank you Ethan! You are the best!! I miss you so much, but I definately know what you have been up to!!

Posted July 31, 2008 10:05 am


Hey lil guy,
Its Ms. Wendy im sorry I havent writting you very much, im still struggling with the loss of my sister. I just want you to know how much I love u, and miss u very much!!!!

Location: Joplin - Posted July 21, 2008 9:09 pm


I miss you buddy!!

Location: Elkins, AR - Posted July 18, 2008 12:22 am

Aunt Melissa

Hi Sweetie!
We have missed you so much today and every day for the last 364 days. Ty spent all day asking "Why Mommy?" and all I could answer was "I don't know why baby"
We love you and miss you so much darling. Thank you for watching over us during the last year!
"If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever"
Aunt Melissa, Uncle CJ, Ty and Maddie

Location: Joplin - Posted July 18, 2008 12:17 am


Hey Baby E- Today marks the one year of your heavenly birthdate. We all know you are in such a wonderful place and that you are watching over us. Thanks for all the signs today. They were amazing and you knew just what to do and when to do it! We love you for your spirit and strength and guidance. You are so missed and so loved by so many people! I love you son! Please tell everyone there that we thank them for being with you and we look forward to our being there together one day! I LOVE YOU!!!

Posted July 17, 2008 9:32 pm


My prayers are w/ you all. I know this is a tough day. Be strong and lean on the Lord. I know God is so proud of you and the family and very proud of his Ethan angel. Just keep moving forward and your reward will be eternity in Heaven w/ your Ethan! I love you all!

Posted July 17, 2008 9:01 pm

Shelia McBryde

Your family is in my prayers always, especially today. I know that the Lord and Ethan are both in close watch over you all. Hang in there and stay strong. We love ya. Shelia and kids

Location: Pennsylvania - Posted July 16, 2008 12:53 pm


Hi All

If you have any photos from Ethan's birthday & garden you'd like to share, please feel free to email them to me and I will add them to the website.
aleksandra {at}

Location: Birmingham, AL - Posted July 15, 2008 10:16 am

Marie Cope

Hey Ethan,
I know your birthday was on Saturday so Happy Birthday! Here in B'ham we all met in my Sitti's field at 4 PM to release 7 red and 4 white balloons. We each wrote you a message. It was an amazing feeling...we all felt your presents! It was a cloudy day but when we released the balloons there was a ray of sun light coming in through the clouds. This is going to be a real tough week for your parents, please give them the strength they need to get through it. There is not a day, an hour, or a minute goes by that I do not think of you! You Uncle and I love you and your brothers and sister so much, we miss you so bad! Keep flapping your beautiful wings.
Aunt Re-re

Location: Joplin - Posted July 13, 2008 10:43 pm


Hey Sugar- I didn't get on the computer yesterday as we were crazy busy with your party. I got a new tattoo in memory of you! We had a wonderful party and know that you liked it! I miss you more than anything in this world! It is still so strange! But thanks for your help. Happy 7th Birthday Baby E!!!!

Posted July 13, 2008 12:50 am
Email: dream_girl_3 [at] msn [dot] com


Happy Birthday little guy! Im sure you are having the biggest birthday party you've ever had! I can only imagine how exciting birthdays in Heaven must be! We celebrated for you down here too. Im sure today you saw just how many people truly love you, and how many people's lives you touched just in your short 6 years here. I love you little buddy. xoxo

Location: JO MO - Posted July 12, 2008 1:38 pm
Email: brooke00517 [at] aol [dot] com

Brooke Rentfro

Happy Ethan Day..

Posted July 11, 2008 4:56 pm


Hey you! I know its been a while. I want to ask you a favor will you look after my sister and when you see her introduce yourself, so she will know who you are I talked alot bout you to her. She will get to see for herself how special you are. She will watch over you and be a good friend to you. Thank You! Love u, Ms. Wendy

Posted July 11, 2008 4:51 pm
Email: kittswplk [at] cableone [dot] net


Thank you for thinking of me, thanks for asking E to help. I am truely strugglen with it all. I want to be at E's party but im having a hard time being around people. I now can say I know how you feel, the pain is soooooooooo intense and it feels like its never going to get any easier? My sister was my best friend. Now, my sister gets to meet Ethan and she will get to put a face with his name, and she will see how special he is for herself. Thank U Lauren!!!!!! Love U!

Location: Joplin - Posted July 7, 2008 4:13 pm


Hey Baby E- I know you are with me all the time, but just want to let you know that Ms. Wendy really needs your love and help right now. I hope you can give her some strength!!! I love you son. I can not believe it has been almost a year. I miss you so much but know you are in the best place ever! I love you I love you I love you!! I wish I could smell your shoulder one more time after you take a shower!!! That was one of the funniest things about you. I will never forget!