Nine years ago today we lost our beautiful boy, Joey. Two weeks after he turned 13, Joey left the Earth after a valiant battle with colon cancer. As April approaches each year, we wonder how we will face both his birthday and the anniversary of his death. Today I will remember him with joy. Today I will remember his smile, his laugh, his love, and his legacy. Today if I shed tears, I will mingle them with tears of joy that I got to be his mother and that for 13 amazing years I got to be the one to raise such an incredible boy.
While many of my readers know our story, some do not. You can read about Joey's story HERE.
If you know someone who is going through a profound loss right now: death, divorce, loss of job, loss of a relationship please hug them tight. Tell them you love them. Tell them that you're always there for them. Be patient with them. Give them time to grieve. Don't rush them. Pray for them. Think of them. And never forget what they are going through. They could use all the love and help they can get. I know it made a profound difference in our life because we were surrounded and supported by hundreds of people who loved us and loved Joey.
We love and thank all of you!