Matt’s Story

Grandma

So my grandmother’s health is steadily declining and my sister explained to me that the doctor had a conversation with her about making some tough decisions. Honestly with such a long sentence I have entertained the possibility of not seeing my grandma again, but accepting something like that is impossible. Words can’t describe how much I love my grandma, she had always been my best friend and having her always think the world of me is what has kept me in this world. She is the most amazing person in the world, she is the kindest woman you will ever meet but she protects the people she loves like a lioness. She has endured more than most people have in ten lifetimes and she has endured it with more grace and love than anyone ever has. She has experienced so many negative things in her life but given out so much more positivity. She is my light and whatever happens that will never extinguish. I will see her again one way or the other, if it can’t be in person then it will be in our dreams. I think about how much she means to me and if I would ever be able to forgive someone if they took her from me in the same manner that I took Vince from the ones who loved him like some of them have forgiven me. That strength is the same strength that my grandma has, the strength of love, the strength of her heart. I love you grandma.– Matt Cordle

4 comments

  1. colleen - November 10, 2014 9:00 am

    That was Beautiful Matt♡, I am so sorry

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  2. Becky Dillard - November 10, 2014 6:21 pm

    SO SORRY MATT,I THINK YOU HAVE A LOT OF COURAGE FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE, EVEN THO YOU MADE A MISTAKE, YOU ADMITTED IT.I MET YOUR FAMILY DURING THE EVENT IN SEPTEMBER AND YOUR FAMILY IS AMAZING. MY NEPHEW ALSO DID SOME TIME IN PRISON AND WHEN HIS GRANDPA PASSED HE WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL..I HOPE YOUR GRANDMA GETS BETTER AND YOU ARE ABLE TO SEE HER AGAIN IN PERSON,GOD IS GOOD.. TAKE CARE MATT …GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY…

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  3. Julie Darden Surmeyer - November 11, 2014 1:45 am

    Keep the faith Matt. Your family will always love you, no matter what. You’ve proven yourself to be a man of integrity and are handling the pressure and challenges admirably. When you decided to get in that truck after drinking, no one believes you intended to hurt another soul. It was a devastating outcome.
    If the help you are receiving now heals you of the depression you have suffered with so long and prevents others from making a fateful decision, grace and peace can come. Peace and strength be with you and Vince’s family. Your entertwining stories have made an impact on my family (6 kids, all of drinking age) as we make holiday plans. Designated drivers, taxi’s, even the venues are carefully chosen to ensure available options should we need them. Take heart in knowing Vince did not perish in vain because you stood up, took responsibility and acted admirably; a rare virtue. You and Vince are not forgotten. I pray your Grandma endures to see you free.
    Peace and strength.

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  4. Nina - November 28, 2014 6:23 am

    Brings tears to my eyes. How wonderful to have a person like that in your life and how difficult to be separated from her. I imagine she is proud of you for living by her example and her love. That strength of the heart transcends all and makes life worth living. Thank you for sharing that with us and helping us to remember what is important.

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