Monday, August 3, 2009

Letter from Hunter

August 1st, 2009

My Dear, Sweet, Little Cooper:

October 4, 2004 was the day we welcomed you into the world. I was so excited!! I loved and still love you with ALL of my heart! I remember the moment I first held you. I had never felt anything so special, and so precious in my life. I could not believe that I was lucky enough to call you my brother!!

I remember the nights that you would come down and sleep with me because you were afraid, or you were lonely. How I will miss waking up to your Tan, Warm, Little body! Even though you are not here to talk to me, or snuggle with me when you have a bad dream, I feel you! I am sure I will have plenty of experiences where I can “Feel you.”

People say death is a bad thing, when really, all it is, is someone you love leaving their body, and leaving you. Because of this tragic event, I have become so much closer to my Heavenly Father, My Family, The Spirit, and YOU!

I will miss you so, so much, but there is no fear! I know I will be able to see you again!! I know you are in a better place. I know you have looked into Jesus, and Heavenly Father’s eyes, and said… Please watch over my family… Please let them know that I am ok… Now what can I do to serve?

I love you more than words could ever explain! And there are many people that feel the same way! I cannot wait to see you on the other side! Don’t grow too much ok!?

I love you and I will miss you!!


Your Sister… Hunter!

P.S…. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!


  1. Hunter, you are such a sweet spirit with an old soul!
    You sure are strong and have a good head! Best of luck in the future, you are in all of our hearts.
    Love, Laci Mouritsen

  2. As I sit here a stranger to your family, I still want you all to know that my heart is aching for your loss of this sweet boy. I am a close friend of a close friend of yours and sit here on my bed today reading this blog in tears. I send all my love and comfort prayers to your family. Much Love.

  3. Hunter! You are so strong girl! I love you so much!
    Love Erika Ann

  4. What a perfect older sister...That was so Beautiful.

  5. Hunter, that was so beautiful and sweet. My daughter Emily (Mrs. Bachmann, formely Miss Aldrich) must read this. She lost a little sister. She thinks you are wonderful. Bless you. From Sis. Aldrich

  6. Hunter and sweet Kofford family, our hearts go out to you and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! We hope you continue to feel the peace and love that has been felt so strongly since little Coopers' passing.
    Love, the Fairbanks
    Jordan, Brenda, Alli, Spencer, Hunter Grace and Harrison

  7. Huntee,

    You are so good with words. That was such a touching letter! My baby sister passed away at age 6. She is my guardian angel. I know that Cooper will look after you and your sweet family. And he is so lucky to have you as his sister. You shine, Hunter. I love you!

    Miss Aldrich (Bachmann)

  8. Quinn, JanaLynn and Children,

    You have an awesome spirit that was lucky to spend almost five years in your presence. He is going to be deeply missed by everyone who knows him. I am lucky to have been blessed with knowing him and his sweetness and mischief, I will miss him. He will forever be in the thoughts of those who love him and will always be remembered. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers daily, and that if there is ANYTHING you need don't hesitate to ask.

    With deep regard and sympathy,
    Mindy Millett