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#426413 - 02/25/13 11:16 AM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
cant_remember Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1070

It is very touching to remember your MS brother in this way. Just took a look back at this old, dormant thread.

Thank you for keeping the memory of Gunnar, who I never met, alive.

I'll be just fine and dandy
Lord, it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But I won't let sorrow get me way down.

#426415 - 02/25/13 11:44 AM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
peroperic2009 Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3820
Loc: South-East Europe
Life is so complicated sometimes...
I'm deeply moved by your feelings toward your friend Nathan. I'm sure he was great and warm person and I've felt honored to learn about your friendship.

My story

#426467 - 02/25/13 07:44 PM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
Little_E Offline
Member & Volunteer
Registered: 11/14/02
Posts: 169
Loc: London UK

It doesn't seem or feel like 10 years have past!

That the boy I was that couldn't sleep, the one who had nightmares when he did. The one who couldn't cry or allow him self to feel. The boy you helped to become a man.

With out your advice, your kind words, your understanding. With out you pushing me forwards making me question what I through was true. Helping me find friends, and a new family here on MS.

I hope you would be proud of who I grew up into... [Remembering that when I was 10 years younger I didn't think I would make it to here! Couldn't see myself as an adult. Didn't want to be an adult].

I am indebted to you forever, for the love and friendship you showed to me as a lost child in a world, and shall carry on "Paying it Forwards", by in turn helping others become more always.

As I look around a site which when I was a teen, had supported and guiding me through the worst of times, I feel strangely at home, even though there are ten-thousand new names of siblings I have yet to meet.

When you were here, you introduced me to CyberChild, another teen at the time who was just as lost and confused as I was. When you died it cemented our friendship in time its self. For 10 years later, me and CyberChild's friendship is still as strong as ever. I even flew out to the USA (for the 5th time) to spend xmas and new year with him. And one of my favourite memories is when we both flew to Amsterdam your city, and had a drink to celebrate you.

The child you knew didn't have any good memories, just pain. I wish I could share with you now all these new memories I have created, all the exciting things I have done. And to let you know that the pain, the nightmares have nearly all gone, (Yes I still have the odd bad day, but it's not everyday). Thank you for not getting mad when I said I didn't believe you that one day it would get better, I guess I had to live it to believe it.

Now I need to go, I have a class of 30 eight-years to teach in the morning, and time and healing and yes even 2 year of therapy (I remember always swearing blind to you and most other people on MS I would never go do that!) has allowed me to sleep peaceful, as I hope you are now.

Catch you on the flip side.
If your not livin on the edge your taking up to much space!


#426482 - 02/25/13 08:26 PM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
Still Offline

Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 7011
Loc: FEMA Region 1
Wow....MS now has "Old Days."

You look WAY back in some of those! Where are they now?

I'm SO pleased and encouraged to see a departed MS member remembered like this.

Nearly the entire crowd I met here when I was first tossed up on the beach is gone....long gone.

I miss SO many of them. I wish they would pop-in some time and say "hay!"

#426516 - 02/26/13 12:28 AM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
Nathan LaChine Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 5406
Loc: Washington State

I can only echo what you have said in this posting, it has been a challenging but rewarding decade. I know if it wasn't for Gunnar I would not be the man I am today. I hope that he is looking down on us an is proud of the men we have become. Love you always Gunnar an we will meet again one day.


Thank you for the kind words and the support, it is always a time of reflection when this day comes. It took just one man to shape an change my life an my friend's life forever. One simple survivor saved me from my self an set me on this path. We can never know the true depth of our actions and how they shape other people's lives. I am honored to volunteer an give back to my fellow survivors all because of a good friend made me laugh when no one else could. Even within the darkness you showed me there is light, there is hope, and there is love.

Lots of love to you an everyone on MS.

Nathan LaChine aka CyberChild

#461469 - 02/25/14 10:57 AM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
Nathan LaChine Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 5406
Loc: Washington State
Amazing how quickly time passes..... I have never forgot the kindness, friendship, and humor that you shared with me. I hope that as the years go by I live up to your expectations and you know that I am human and make mistakes. What I would give just to spend one more night in chat with you. Thank you for all that you did for me my friend, you will always be missed but never forgotten.

Lots of love always,

#477913 - 02/25/15 07:38 AM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
Nathan LaChine Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 5406
Loc: Washington State
Another year is gone and I wanted you to know I will never forget you. Lord only knows where I would be if it wasn't for you. Life has been filled with challenges, adventures, and now love. I have you to thank for all of this. Thank you for helping me become the man I am today.

Love you always and forever in this life and the next.


#495811 - 02/25/16 03:09 AM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
Nathan LaChine Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 5406
Loc: Washington State

As another year has passed by I spend the early hours this morning thinking about you and my first days here in chat. So much of my life has changed, I have literally grown up on this site..... Don't know if sticking around here for as long as I have is the best course of action or not. It's hard being one of the last men standing, all the old friends that you an I use to know have moved on or passed away. I miss the old days, I miss you an on this day I want you to know that I have never forgotten you.

I miss you now an always my friend,


#495818 - 02/25/16 09:21 AM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
woodenshoes Offline

Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 521

Thank you for what you do here. I have only been here a short time but it is your stamina that has helped so many. I know loosing someone your close to hurts. Your memories speak volumes. There are great people hear and you are one. Thank you to Gunnar and you for the help you have given and continue to give.


#495820 - 02/25/16 09:33 AM Re: gotta take the trip [Re: seaotter]
abused9 Offline

Registered: 01/01/16
Posts: 79
Loc: USA Northeast
I never knew you Gunner the Seaotter, HOW I WISH I HAD.
You must have been a VERY SPECIAL person.
Your words have touched my Sole, as I try to continue my healing.
I was in that very dark place a year ago, and I tried "IT" once and failed.
Today you lifted me up. Thank you.
RIP my brother

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