Our family has suffered immeasureable loss. My dear sister has lost a son. She did not give him back to God; he was simply taken. We cannot ever understand WHY these things happen. We can only do as God has asked us, and take care of one another. I ask for prayers for my family, before anything else. Neil has touched so many lives, but none greater than his family who loved him so very much. We are all so proud of the man he became, and have been left behind, broken hearted. Below is a quote my my sister Dawn, Neil's mother:
I miss you so very much son. William Neil Anderson you are my bright star looking down from the heavens. Taken so young at 29. You completed your destiny, fulfilling your purpose in life so quickly. You touched so many and were loved dearly. You accomplished so much in your short life. Not only were you Border Patrol. You were part of an elite team Bortac. You were a brother, a son, a loving companion. There were so many things you did and did well. You were honest, caring, giving, brave and strong. You were a leader, a mentor and a friend to all. I am so very proud of you and honored to have called you son.
I am selfish. I don't want you to go. It was not supposed to happen this way. A mother should not have to say goodbye. But as I see we have no choice. It happens as it was meant to be. I pray you will guide me when I take my last breath on this earth. Rest in peace my beautiful baby. I shall always love you throughout eternity.
My faith in God is ever strong. He has promised that we will see each other again, and that is what gets me through each day. The one thing I cannot do alone, is to help my sister's family financially in this very difficult time. Because of the distance between Florida (where Dawn and her family live) and Arizona, there has been much time off of work and expenses incurred in keeping up their household. There will be more trips needed in the near future for her to take care of things, and I only ask for donations of what you can give comfortably to help her through this. God bless. I will be praying for everyone...