My name is Dan B. Very long time lurker and huge GNR fan. My wife Amanda was diagnosed with leukemia around Jan 15th. She gave birth to our beautiful; daughter Gianna Rose B. on 1/23. Unfortunately Amanda passed away on Feb 25th from a bacterial infection. We were both huge GNR fans and had the honor of seeing Axl live in Boston, Hartford and Worcester and they created memories that will last a lifetime.
Im writing on this board to share a string I put together and played at the wake. If its okay, Id like to share the mp3 with our fellow fans. Can someone guide me? There was at one point a two hour wait of people in the freezing cold to get in to the funeral home. Toward the end of the wake - my string started. It was the first two minutes of Love Song by 311 - which was our wedding song. It faded and the beginning of Dont Cry started to the exact two minute mark and then faded into the last line of November Rain - "So never mind the darkness, we still can find a way..." and played the remainder of the song. Then another begins, This I Love - the first exact 3 minutes of that song...it fades into a touching line from Estranged - "Ill never find anyone to replace you, guess Ill have to make it through this time, oh this time, Without You" and beautifully fades to nothing. Hundreds of people were in tears. Axl - If you happen to read this - Thank You for being you and helping me put together such a touching string of your words. You cant believe the respect and love my wife and I have for you.
If your religious, please say a prayer. Please keep any replies respectful. Thank You.
i know that my reply is months since you posted this topic, but i offer you my sincere, utmost emotions for your lost. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you to have, on one hand your Daughter given to you, but on the other, the loss of your wife (the love of your life). the Universe has a very selfish way of taking something away everytime something is gained...... make's me think freedom of choice is a huge complicated thing that in reality AND truth boils down to us having no choice (i hate circles).
music definitly resonates inside your heart, mind and soul. throughout the rest of this life, just help your daughter become the best person she can be and in time
.... you may love again. She would have wanted you to be happy.