Look them up. Honesty, sincerity, integrity, honor, genuineness, uprightness. Their meanings are entwined within each other and they all describe Matt.
Honesty ~ Moral uprightness: the quality, condition, or characteristic of being fair, truthful, and morally upright.
Sincerity ~ Honesty in the expression of true or deep feelings.
Integrity ~ Possession of firm principles: the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards.
Honor ~ Personal integrity: strong moral character or strength, and adherence to ethical principles.
Genuineness ~ Real: having the qualities or value claimed.
Uprightness ~ Righteous: behaving in a moral or honorable manner.
As if losing Matt wasn't bad enough, there are some who want to show the utmost disrespect to him by spreading lies that benefit the very one or ones who murdered our Matt.
Some may ask, "What could be worse than losing the one you love?" I tell you... Losing him is the worst but don't take for granted that now we must defend his good name from the very ones who murdered him as they try to take away the only thing left of him... his legacy of love and the wonderful memories we all cherish. After all, what else do they have to lose? Their name is tarnished. Their bloodline is tarnished. Now they are striking out in shame to disrespect our loved one who was the ultimate victim of the worst crime possible... done by their family.
Thankfully, we are not the only ones who see what a wonderful soul Matt has. I do wish all of you could see the badges and medals of honor that this precious boy has received. His house is literally filled with them along with various trophies. They only give those when someone shows that he or she is worthy of such honors. Matt has trophies proudly displayed on his walls and the murderer had guns... many, many guns.
Matt also wrote stories; wonderful stories that touch the heart and bring tears to your eyes. The murderer wrote about hatred... he told repeatedly that he hated his parents and anyone who he believed to have a better life than himself. It grieves me to the core that those who didn't know him at all are telling all who will listen that he was something he wasn't or did something that he would NEVER do.
Not many people know that Matt and many Scouts are schooled to tell possible suicide victims that "...all will get better. Things will get better." In the taped confession of Connor Wood (who shot our Matt 9 times) he said that our Matt told him to kill Connor's parents. That 'things will get better.'
Who do you believe; the murderer / murderers OR the legacy and reputation of such a wonderful person? Matt suffered the worst possible situation and was sacrificed due to the goodness of his heart. Goodness that God put there. He reached out to the murderer to prevent what he thought was the murderers attempt at suicide. All a lie, a ruse to lure Matt to his house so he could frame our sweet boy.
Matt was lied to by someone who he'd known for over ten years, lied on and framed for being a conspirator in murder then brutally murdered by two different guns. I will spare anyone reading this the details of where on his body he was shot or how long he suffered. Just know that now his good name is being sullied by the very people who did these horrible things to him.
Everyone reading this...please pray for peace within my family and that the lies stop. Please pray that the ones telling the horrible lies will confess to all their horrible deeds and let our Matt rest in peace. Matt deserves for everyone to know what is, was and always will be within his sweet heart. Close