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Old 09-21-2007, 04:01 PM
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My heart bleeds for you Mike and Suzette and Shannon, as well for all of us who had the pleasure of getting to know Garrett...even if only by e-mail. I feel so blessed that I was able to have the experience of a young man teaching an old dog new tricks when it came to dirt bikes. It is obvious to me where Garrett and Shannon have received their education.

Mike and I have chatted many times about the likenesses between our sons. They were very close in age, in morals and in personalities. While I never had the opportunity to meet Garrett in person, I feel as though I have through my chats with Mike. I believe Garrett is a mirror image of his father and that speaks volumes to me.

I have such admiration for the Bergs as they welcome complete strangers to their home on Friday evening to celebrate Garrett's life. To attend every possible minute of the weekend and to shoulder such a tremendous burdon annually has to be taxing yet they endure with dignity and class.

God Bless you Mike, Suzette and Shannon.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:03 AM
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I cannot print any words, but you guys know what I feel. Its the look from the other guy without a word..........and you know.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:20 AM
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John & all - THANKS for the heart felt expressions and well wishes. Yesterday was weird for me. I was surly, irritable and basically ill-tempered. I did not like being around myself if that makes any sense. It was one of those days that I did not like life. This year the 22nd was also Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement the most Holy day of the year. It was hard to focus on those things that I wanted to focus on. Like the past years on this day I simply wanted it over.

During this past week I had those ...... dreams at night from the day he died. G_d I hate those dreams. They remain so damn vivid. You know as this day approaches you try and be "normal" but you know, even subconsciously its coming and that is what makes it so difficult. My experiences that day, the day that changed me forever are horrific. There are time they serve to demotivate me. I also know that they simply must be endured. I refused to go to his grave yesterday - defiance. I may go today, not sure.

THANKS ALL for everything. I am looking very forward to seeing you folks again in a few days. May the Almighty Bless you all as you travel and keep your families safe.

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Old 09-23-2007, 10:41 AM
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Mike, Suzette & Shannon,

I have told you in person I do not know how you endure the GMB weekend. I have great respect for you in being able to do that. I can only imagine how hard yesterday was for you all and my thoughts seemed to wander your way many times throughout the day. Please know I have included Garrett in my Yisker of those to remember.

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Old 10-12-2007, 06:40 PM
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In light of the completion of GMB VI last weekend, I just wanted to bump this one.
Whatever our reason for being a member of this site, whatever our skill level on a dirt bike, whatever our ability to empathize with others, we must all acknowledge that the passing of Garrett Michael Berg had a major impact on the dirt biking community and his legacy is right here on these pages each and every day.
This is why the mods and admin of this site diligently strive to keep the site clean and family oriented. This isn't a site to bash others or boast about your own knowledge. It is simply a site to share and learn. We all have something to offer. We all can learn from others. And we all can honor those who have gone on before us.
If you get a PM from one of the mods about something being edited, or even if you get an infraction, don't take it personal. Just accept it and learn from it. Each and every member is welcome here until they prove that they "just don't get it". We are a big family and we are growing rapidly. I like to see that. I would much prefer that this site didn't even exist and Garrett were still
physically with Mike, Suzette, and Shannon. However, we are not in control of life and reality. One far beyond us takes care of that.
Thanks, John for this excellent thread on the anniversary of Garrett's passing.
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