In loving Memory of
Christopher Daniel Grider
December 9, 1977 - November 10, 2002

This is a beautiful and loving gift for Angel Christopher from my dear friend, Carol, mom to Angel Michael.

This is another gift for Angel Christopher from my dear friend, Carol,
mom to Angel Michael.

These three special gifts for Angel Christopher are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~ Rob Northrop's Site.


And if I go while you're still here,
Know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure.
Behind a thin veil, you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith.
I wait for the time, when we can soar together again
both aware of each other.
Until then live your life to the fullest,
And when you need me...
Just whisper my name in your heart,
and I will be there.
~ Author unknown

In honor of Christopher... whisper his name...
I love him and miss him so.

In Loving Memory of my Son
Christopher Daniel Grider
December 1977-November 2002
I love you my baby,

Chris and his mom.. The love of her life..


I lost my 24 year old son Christopher Daniel Grider on Nov 10, 2002 in a motorcycle accident. I am totally broken. He was so much more than just my son. We had reached such a special level in our relationship. He was my son, protector, computer advisor, roommate, comedian, so many it is hard to list.

Ode to Christopher

Thank you for compliments of Christopher, my son.
I know him truly of the best!
Of course I'm partial to my son, less so the rest.
Everyone he met, he so touched
through winning ways, they loved him instantly.
But Racquetball he played most avidly,
ranked fifth in age group and division, as purest athlete, par excellence.
As grief anniversary's mark one approaches,
I do so miss him, more than I can bear;
finding harder, as numbing days go by, my composure to retain.
I won't hold back my tears,
and donąt refrain from talking of my son;
yet need try and gain control of dire thoughts,
enabling me to go on living.
Folks as a whole can't understand.
I lost him through the biker's doom.
Though you've not asked, I thought you might be wondering.
Don't try go on and on about him,
as I've found most people deem uncomfortable the mentioning of his name,
though speak of him I must;
for so much yearning love I feel for him,
and not to speak of him would make me feel
that I've denied him of his being.
My son he's now and will forever be;
because this mother's love shall never end.
© 2003, by Jan

Christopher was an avid racquetball player. He won so many tournaments
he was 5th in the nation in his age group.

Since the time we lost him he has given us so many signs.. He had a tattoo of a yin-yang, (Chinese symbol) on his arm. That and ladybugs are so much him.

This special image is a gift for Christopher
from my dear friend Joyce.

We Do Not Need A Special Day

We do not need a special day
To bring you to our minds
The days we do not think of you
Are very hard to find

Each morning when we awake
We know that you are gone
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on

Our hearts still ache with sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know

Our thoughts are always with you
Your place no one can fill
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still

There will always be a heartache
And often a silent tear
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here

If tears could build a staircase
And heartaches make a lane
We'd walk the path to Heaven
And bring you home again

We hold you close, within our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again

Our family chain is broken now
An nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
Written by Connie Dyer

Take To A Star

I look to the stars tonight
There I saw your smile...
your face was written among
all the stars in the sky!!
So when I feel alone, I will
look for your smile among the stars.
~ Author unknown

If you would like to apply for Christopher's award, which is below,
please email Christopher's mommy at


Thank you to my dear friend Rosemary for all your help
with re-sizing and framing Christopher's photos for these pages.

Dear Janet
Reading through Christopher's site again, the bond you had with him
reminds me so very much of the way my Son Lee and I were.
That bond will never be broken, Janet.


In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera


Please also visit Merry Christmas With Love From Christopher

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Christopher Daniel Grider

on October 1, 2003
Last updated: December 26, 2017
© 2003 - 2017

Maria's Tribute to Christopher

Jason, Our Gift From God

Christmas In Heaven

"I present this award for a website of beauty and excellence."

"Your Web Site has moved me to tears
My heart reaches out to you as you have suffered a loss
that no mother can ever recover from
May The Lord Bless and Keep You
And give you the strength to go on."
Ann, Laurasmom

For Angel Chris
May God Always Be With You

Jesus Wept

A small gift for the Grider family on this Anniversary of your Angel Christopher.
May God bless and comfort you always.