Forever 34

It’s been it’s a struggle to move forward from May 18, 2016.  That’s the day my world blew up.  It’s a day that is etched into my mind by grief and pain – the day my son, David Glasser, who was a Phoenix Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty.

I am blessed with a great group of family, friends and my Blue Family.  I’m learning how to live with only memories of Davey.

It’s not easy.

It doesn’t feel right.

The empty hole in my life is very evident.

But I have no other choice.

I thank God for no regrets and a ton of great memories.

Davey’s birthday is today, November 19th.  He would have been 41 years-old.  We had so much fun on his birthday every year!  His 20th birthday landed on a home Cardinals game – the early years of the Cardinals.  We all had a blast tailgating.  Beer pong was still an approved activity then so there were lots of ping pong balls flying everywhere.  Good times!

November 19th is right before Thanksgiving so it always felt like Davey’s birthday extended into the holiday. He often had an ASU vs UofA  Football Watch party the day after Thanksgiving if the big rivalry game was being not being played in town. If the game was in town he was usually tailgating somewhere close to the stadium.  Davey loved ASU and he loved the rivalry.  He graduated from ASU along with most of our family except we have one Wildcat…..and he loved to razz her about it …constantly 🙂


Everybody would come to Davey’s football parties and we would have a great time laughing and playing all day.  Cornhole.  Washers.  Watching the game.  Drinking some Coors Light.  

 It’s hard now.  We miss him.  We miss his laugh and his joking and his big smile of delight when he was surrounded by his friends and family.


It’s been over 6 years since I’ve seen his smile in person. I have a re-occurring dream where I see Davey at a distance and I keep following him around trying to talk to him – trying to get him to smile at me. But I can never get close enough.

In my dream Davey looks just like he did in 2016.

My four special grand darlings are all growing taller and are physically changing a lot as they grown up. The rest of us are growing older with more gray hair and wrinkles and age spots.

But Davey will stay forever 34…..

Miss you, Davey.

Love you.

5 responses to “Forever 34”

  1. Happy 34th birthday to Davey. He is always going to remain 34 in your heart. My brother Darrell was also 34 when he died. I will always remember him in his white or lime green short shorts and will remember his grin just like you remember Davey with his beautiful smile and excitement for life. Hugs to you Judy. Love you.


    1. Love
      You, Cindy💙💙


  2. That was such a nice piece Judy. It made me sad for Davey and his family. He was such a great and wonderful man/son/father/brother/officer/friend. It made me sad for my brother too, and it was 49 years ago Nov. 10, 1973. I still have alot of his things, lots of photos, etc. His saddle and I use it. My son is named Doug. My life would have been different in quite a few ways if he were around. I always needed him as a best friend. My parents would have been happier. I love you Doug always. Your Sister


    1. Love you, Anne💙💙💙


      1. Love you too Judy . . . and see you tomorrow.


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