Its been 20 months since my son, David Glasser, a Phoenix Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty.
20 very tough months.
Sometimes it feels like 20 years and other times it feels like 20 days.
One of the things that sticks out of the fog of grief and heartache and trials that has followed his death is the outpouring of love and support we have received from so many people – people we know and others that we have never met. Some pretty big and amazing things have come our way along with a lot of small things which have come at just the right moment.
The amount of support itself has carried us through some very dark valleys and its great to know that its continuing because I know there are more dark periods ahead. It is truly awesome how each person or group has given us a piece of their heart and it all adds up to a huge mountain of support and love.
It all matters.
Recently, Kristen asked me if I wanted the sign in this picture. It had been at the memorial site in Laveen close to where Davey was killed. I’ve seen pictures of the memorial but I missed seeing it in person because, by the time I got out there, it was all cleared away. So, yes, I wanted this sign. I mounted it on a wall in my garage along with some of the other outside memorial items I have been given and I park my car in front of it.
I had never seen what was written on the back until now. “Your family is in our prayers.” If you know Veronica Montenieri, please tell her I see this sign several times a day and it reminds me of the crowds of people who have prayed for us and are continuing to pray for us. It reminds me that my Father God is in control and he loves us and he wants the best for us. It reminds me that the Thin Blue Line is committed to serve and protect all lives.
All lives matter.
And each show of love and care and support matters. All of you have done a great job and its continuing.
This experience has taught me what can happen if each of us does what we can. There are very few of us who can hand someone who just experienced a tragedy a 6-figure check but all of us can do something to show our support and love. Veronica made a sign for Davey’s memorial in her neighborhood and this sign blesses me every day.
Thank you, Veronica.
Thank you to each and every one of you for all of your prayers and love and support.