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Justin’s Story

Thank you for supporting us as our 13 year old son was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Brain Tumor!  After a long and hard fought battle with cancer, my young super hero Justin passed away on August 07, 2014... He is one that will be missed by many!!!

Latest Journal Update

2nd Time Around

Hey Buddy,

So, how was your Thanksgiving?  Down here the day for me was 50 /50.  50 percent of the time being thankful for our family, friends and all we have, the other 50 percent being pissed for what we don’t have…you!!! I guess  I’m getting better about being more thankful and less pissed… last year it was 99.9 to .1 not in a good way. 

Did you get together with the any family? You know, if you mention to your great Grandma Mae Steenbergh you like pumpkin pie, she might  bake you the best pumpkin pie I have ever had. One bite and you’ll think you’ve died and went to heaven…Oops, no pun intended.  She also bakes a hell of a apple pie too….LOL!!! 

We went to  aunt Pam’s house,  ate White Castles and watched the Lions feast on Eagle instead of turkey. Christine, Amanda andtheir husbands kept the Lions game tradition going and went to the game.   Tell uncle Bob, in his honor, I stuffed myself with “belly bombers” and made the family suffer all night…Wow!!!  Did you know White Castle makes a Turkey slider? Who goes to White Castles and gets turkey…Crazy.  Mom and Aunt Pam must have thought it was a little weird because they also had traditional Thanksgiving food as well.  You know, if I had to pick three of your favorite holiday foods I would pick whip cream with a little pumpkin pie, cold honey baked ham and bacon!!!  (Always bacon) LOL.

Well, with the start of the holiday season Jackie had to work this morning at 1:00 AM. Working retail has to be rough this time of year.  She just called home and said she was going to do a little shopping before coming home. You know her, she loves to shop.  Not sure what feelings Christmas and this holiday season will bring, but I’m going to bet on 50/50 this year.

Please continue to watch over all of our friends and family.Do me a favor, tell as many angels as you can to stop by  and comfort loved ones that need comforting, heal the ones that need healing and visit the ones who need reassuring.  It’s really tough without you guys and it takes very little to make us smile when we think you’re here with us.

Love and miss you!!!

Dad, Mom and Jac

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Faye Glick
By Faye
Glad you were able to have some good moments while still being angry at all you are missing. Glad the thought of Justin watching over you can bring a smile to your face...and it always will.
Kim Vaughn
By Kim Vaughn
Jackie is a trooper to be ready to shop after working those odd hours!! My son was up sick all night Wednesday night, so last night I was or sleep (I work Friday, but still tend to go out in the wee hours before work). Well, this year, sleep won. I just couldn't do it. I hope Jackie found some good deals!!

50/50 is a better ratio...grateful you had good moments, and I can understand being pissed over what (well, WHO) you are missing. I was thinking of your family on Thanksgiving. It's just not fair that any parent, sibling, child should be faced with what you all have had to deal with.

LOL on the Turkey Slider...yeah, that's not what people go to White Castles for. I stopped into Boston Market for lunch on Wednesday...let me just say, NEVER go there the day before Thanksgiving. They cut out half their menu and focus on the catering. I never realized how many people order their Thanksgiving dinners from there!!

I'm praying for your family, especially as we head into the holidays. I hope you get lots of signs from Justin and that you guys are given lots of comfort.