Amazing what positive energy can do. Nothing but my outlook has changed and suddenly everything is beautiful. I’m happy, healthy, loved, and so, so thankful. I don’t really know what sparked this turnaround but I’m glad it happened and I hope this lasts.
Peace in Faith
I know way too many people who’ve died way too soon. Death is a part of life, but it’s always unwelcome. Jekris was young, handsome, and in love. It seems so typical to comment on how amazing a person was after they die, but Jekris truly was a great person. He always had this dazzling, million dollar smile on his face that made you want to smile too. But the thing I remember most about him was the undying love and support he had for my good friend, Bonnie. He was always beaming at her accomplishments, so proud to be with a woman who’s not only gorgeous, but driven and intelligent. He made her cloud-nine-happy, and that’s what made him such a beautiful addition to my life. He was a good man.
Weren’t we all having beers and high-fiving just a week ago? It’s unreal that he was just laughing while holding Bonnie’s hair back after she took a few too many Super Bowl tequila shots, and now we’re talking about him in past tense. He had goals, dreams, so much life left ahead of him. I can never get over how quickly things can change and how fragile life is. My heart is broken for him and I can’t even imagine how his family feels. How Bonnie feels.
Last night I saw his friends grieving and I felt such a tightness in my chest because I was reminded of how I felt just a few years ago when we lost Xavier. There’s nothing anyone can say to make you feel better. There are no answers that make sense. Why would God take someone so young and cause his loved ones so much pain? We need to believe that it’s part of His plan. Otherwise we’ll grow bitter and hateful. Their deaths would be in vain.
A friend told me that Jekris was talking about death just a few days ago. He said he wondered what happens, and where he would go. No doubt he’s shining down on us from heaven. That smile was meant to belong to an angel.