Garrett enjoyed the normal teenage boy things, cars, bmx, fishing, ninetendo/playstation, computer games and of course girls. He was an easy going person and full of energy. I remember many times how he tried to cheer up his sisters and his way of clowning.
He had a dog that he named Odd Ball because he was the odd one in the litter. Little did he know how the dog ended up being very smart. Odd Ball was just under 2 years old when Garrett died.
Another thing he enjoyed doing was collecting things that he thought would become a collectable later in years. He had them stored in his wooden chest in his bedroom.
Garrett also loved his music and playing his drums in his room. He would invite his good friends over and have jam sessions in our home. I would sit in the kitchen (the room furthest room away from it) and watch my TV or do kitchen chores. I loved hearing the noise because I knew he was alive and at home. The best is also knowing that he felt comfortable about having his friends over. I truly miss the raucous and the noise of teenage boys.
Garrett was also into many types of sports through his years. Early on he did baseball and then went onto football. There was a short stint in basketball. But the one sport that stayed with him was wrestling. He explained to me that it was a team sport but it was truly measured on an individual basis. So you worked and gained individual recognition and you weren't really competing for it within your team.
Garrett and his friend was on an errand that I sent them on when they apparantly blew through a stop sign crossing a highway 2 miles from home. There are so many "could've, should've, would've's. He will always be my son and in my heart. Love, Mom.