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Sunday, July 26, 2009

In Memory of BJ

I had a post all ready to go today. But I will put it aside for awhile. My neighbor's 16 year old son has passed away. My daughter Lexi is very good friends with his sister. BJ had a heart condition and had surgery many times but was doing well and had even bought his first car. He was jogging a couple of blocks over and from what I have heard he suffered heart failure or a heart attack. I am not positive and I do not think now is the time to ask. Regardless we are all shocked and very saddened at the loss of this young boy and I know for one it will be so weird to not see him outside. On the outside he was the picture of health. He did yard work with his brother all over this town. I saw him drive up and down this street several times a day. I just want to say he will be missed by all and my heart is breaking for his parents. This post is for you BJ.

*edited to say he was 17. I just read the obituary. He would have been a junior this year at our local high school. This school dealt with a suicide just this past Christmas. This will be very tough on the kids at our school. It's just so awful.


Janet Gardner said...

Hi Sandi,
How thoughtful of you to dedicate this post to him. My son is 16 years old and I can't imagine how I could handle something like this. I will say a prayer for him and his family.
It reminds us that every single day
is precious. I hope your Dad is doing
Take Care,

Becki said...

How very sad :( Lots of thoughts and prayers going out to all those whose lives he touched.

Melissa said...

It is sad enough when an adult dies, but just awful when someone so young dies. My thoughts and prayers are with this family, and all who knew him.

Dumb Mom said...

So sad. Sorry for your loss. Can imagine the pain this family is feeling. So very sad.

Sandee said...

How sad Sandi. When they are so young it makes it so very difficult to deal with. The family and friends of this fine young man will be in my thought and prayers. :)

Rebecca said...

I have had nightmares about losing my son. I feel for the parents. Such an unexpected way to lose a child.

I hope you and yours are taking it well. In my prayers!

Leanne said...

That's so awful. Hugs and prayers.

Sherry said...

I am so sad to hear this. Cherish every moment we have with our family

One Creative Queen said...

How sad. My son is about that age - he's 16 and was supposed to be a junior this year. (Umm he couldn't get it together last he'll be a sophomore again.) Your post hit me hard - I have tears in my eyes. It's so sad when someone so young and full of life passes - it seems so unfair. They have their whole lives ahead of them.

I'm sorry for your loss, the loss your neighbors certainly feel, and for the hole the community now has. My thoughts are with you all. God must have really needed him. xx