I'm not a big Facebook person...usually the hubs is more active on it than I am...but I do use it to stay in touch with our beloved son Josh's many friends. The things I write on it are meant to encourage and support them in the same loving manner that Josh always did.
When it came to a friend...Josh was the best. He would listen on the phone for hours to his friends always trying to offer them advise...or help them with their problems. He constantly made them laugh and he was a big jokester never afraid to poke fun at himself if it entertained the masses. He had over 400 kids that came to his memorial...imagine that..and sadly...when Josh was here...he just couldn't see how loved and adored he really was.
I wrote a little something on Facebook tonight because the new year is just about to tiptoe in and I always want to acknowledge that it's a time to start afresh.
A brand new year is emerging...what shall we do with it?
I say...love each other in the best way you know how. Love the ones who have departed this earth plane and left you a different and hopefully better person because of valuable lessons they shared with you during their earth journey.
Remember that their departure is a constant reminder that life can be short, and bittersweet, and you can't take one minute for granted because it can vanish or change in a moment. Do you have a special goal this year...make it happen..it's the year of the Dragon...anything is possible!
Love the one's in the here and now..especially the one's who make you a special kind of crazy because they have lessons to teach you about yourself as well. Easy people are boring...complicated people...are...well..interesti
Cherish the here and now, don't worry about the future, or weep over the past. Gather your precious life force and use your own unique personality and talents freely...they were given to you for a purpose and the world is waiting.
Yep...the world..and our precious Josh are patiently waiting for you to spread your wings in 2012...and FLY! I love you Joshua Gavin...you know I always will!
You ARE my reason for 2012...you are the one that whispers..."don't give up on yourself momma and DON'T give up on me!
I am yearning to hug you my beautiful son when we meet again further down the river...I hope to hear you say..."so mom..thank you for loving my friends, thank you for caring about them and doing what you could do to help them along their path...you did me proud mom...you did us BOTH proud!
Goodbye 2011..I'm getting stronger..hello 2012..I'm getting stronger..I still miss you darling Josh..every moment of every day..but this year..it's the year of the dragon and ANYTHING is possible..oh yes..you KNOW it is!
A youtube that really touched me is Ben Breedlove and his notecards with Josh's all time favorite song in the background of Mad World...Ben died at the tender age of 18 of a heart deformity..he made many videos on youtube sharing his life and his lessons. I hope he and Josh have met by now...I'm sure they have.
Take a look at his work..it will make you smile...be sure you get the right music...Josh would insist on the Mad World song version.
Here's what I've learned and I'm here to share with you...and Ben and Josh will surely second me...life is love, love is all there really is...because if there's ANY lesson we really need to learn...it's that LOVE is all there really ever was...love is the only thing you can really hang onto...forever.
2012...bring it! :-))