My Dad is a survivor,
Which is no surprise to me.
He's always been like a lighthouse
That helps you cross a stormy sea.
But, I walk with my Dad each day
To lift him when he's down.
I wipe the tears he hides from others:
He cries when no one's around.
I watch him sit up late at night
With my picture in his hand.
He cries as he tries to grieve alone,
And wishes he could understand.
My Dad is like a tower of strength.
He's the greatest of them all!
But, there are times when he needs to cry...
Please be there when he falls.
Hold his hand or pat his shoulder...
And tell him it's okay.
Be his strength when he's sad,
Help him mourn in his own way.
Now, as I watch over my precious Dad
From the Heavens up above...
I'm so proud that he's a survivor...
And I can still feel his love.
Chris's Story  -
Chris disappeared the night of December 19th, 1992 to never be seen again. This evening was no different than any other we thought and since he had been grounded previously from failing grades at school and to which he had brought back up to A's & B's again , we didn't see any harm in letting him go to watch movies with some of his friends that evening and just get out again with his friends and have some fun. Seemed innocent enough.
The phone rang and Chris said it was a girl by the name of Amy, a school friend, who told him she was going to get her mothers car later on that evening and that she would be over to pick him up later. Again, seemed innocent enough.
PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN WROTE:
The Cummings family have been through nightmare after nightmare....... since the murder of their son, Chris. He was seen as a run-a-way for two (2) years by the authorities. In January of 1995, witnesses came forward and JUSTICE finally prevailed on February 14th, 1996, when John Christopher Peeler was convicted of capital felony murder and was sentenced to life without parole. But JUSTICE for Chris will not be whole until his family can bring him to his final resting place.
THANK YOU TO:
THE LITTLE ROCK POLICE WHO DID LISTEN AND PUT UP WITH US FOR ..(2).. YEARS IN THEIR TAKING NOTES OF REPORTS THAT WE WOULD CALL IN ABOUT TILL FINALLY THERE DID COME A BREAK THAT DID LEAD TO ARRESTS.... (GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU)....A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO HOMICIDE DETECTIVE RONNIE SMITH...(GOD BLESS YOU DETECTIVE)....(FOR THE KIND WAY YOU HANDLED THIS WITH US)....(FOR YOUR CARE AND CONCERN THAT YOU SHOWED TO US THAT DID GO BEYOND YOUR CALL OF DUTY).....( WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH)....AND ALSO...(A HUGE THANK YOU TO PROSECUTING MELODY PIAZZA)...(WHO ALSO WENT BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY TO SEE THAT JUSTICE WAS SERVED FOR CHRIS)....(THANK YOU MELODY FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS)....(WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH EITHER)....( GOD BLESS YOU)....(AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST)....(WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH TO) ....("PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN")....(POMC)... LOCATED HERE IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, FOR SPONSORING A MEMORIAL FOR CHRIS IN 1996 AND FOR JUST BEING THERE FOR US DURING THE TRIAL AND THEREAFTER TOO .... ( WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE LOVE AND KINDNESS YOU ALL HAD FOR US DURING THOSE TRYING TIMES)....( GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU ).
CICK Read More BELOW TO SEE MORE: Chris disappeared the night of December 19th, 1992 to never be seen again. This evening was no different than any other we thought and since he had been grounded previously from failing grades at school and to which he had brought back up to A's & B's again , we didn't see any harm in letting him go to watch movies with some of his friends that evening and just get out again with his friends and have some fun.
You can visit Christie's memorial site at....
And please sign Chris's memory book here. Thank You and God Bless.
THE SONG "WHO YOU'D BE TODAY" PLAYS FIRST....THEN.....
THE SONG "ONE SWEET DAY" WAS THE SONG PLAYED AT THE
MEMORIAL in 1996 THAT PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN
SPONSORED. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.