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Good Morning Buddy,
As time goes on, the continued reality of you being gone weighs heavy on our hearts. But the little things you continue to do lets us believe you’re here and helping us keep a light grip on sanity. Like the other day when Jackie found the clay fish fin that had broken off the fish you made in 6th grade. The fin had been missing since you brought it home from school in your backpack. From time to time mom would bring it up in casual conversation and wonder what happened to that fin… So when Jackie came downstairs and asked mom, “What’s this”? Mom laughed and screamed, “It’s the fin! Where did you find it”? Jackie nervously grinned and replied,“In the middle of my bathroom floor”... You know and I know that (her) bathroom upstairs is a wreck. It has however, been cleaned and picked up many times in the last 2 years. So how is it, the darn thing magically turns up in the middle of the bathroom floor you two shared…? Nicely played!!! It was also a very nice thing you did on Valentine Day when your Mom and I sat down to play cards. I went to check my phone messages and somehow turned on Pandora. The music playing was a mash-up of “Pay Phone and Call Me Maybe” followed by Jason Mraz “I’m Yours”. Definitely a Justin playlist…
Mom’s surgery is next week and even though we are expecting everything to go fine, it’s still a hospital and doctors still call what they do a “practice”. Her surgery is on Thursdayand your birthday is on Saturday so we may have to settle for eating Pei Wei at home instead of a nice sit down dinner at PF Changs. We all agreed this was your favorite restaurant, so every year we are going to celebrate your birthday by simply having dinner there and eating chicken lo mein. I don’t think we will get a cake this year…let the Superhero cake you got for your 13th birthday always be the one we remember. Besides, Vegas isn’t far off and I still need to get in my bikini body.
There was more good news reported; Our friend Jimbo had his brain tumor removed and thankfully it was benign. As I am sure you already know, Jim is doing well but still may need a little help and comfort during the radiation treatments. Okay, now let’s get to work on our relatives who also have serious health issues could use help and needs good news!!! Be that angel on their shoulder and that hope in their life. (Practical jokes are optional).
In the next week or so I will need to start raising money for St. Baldricks. Remember last year we both shaved our heads to raise money to help find a cure. This year I put a tribute page up on their website in your honor. Several people commented they will raise money by shaving heads(shavers) or having their heads shaved (shavies) in your honor. We just need to find a cure... https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/770783/2015
That’s about all I need to tell you for now. Again buddy, thank you for helping and continue to be with us and all our friends. Remember to stay in touch with one or all of us!!!
Love you always!!!!