Have you had a day you could only describe as Confusing?
Sunday 11th February was a cocktail of that.
Birth of life is birth of death
We were at a very late lunch Celebrating Auntie Florence’s life. She’d turned 50 on February 5th
Time Check; 18.00
Persis; Joel, I think there’s another Nevender. They say he is gone.
Persis; ( Proceeds to pray and thank God for perfect health for Nev.)
Goes back to Social media
Persis; Joel, why are people tagging you in these #RipNevender posts? Did you know him? Who was he?
Nev; (one tick)
Persis; Ah! Lemme just ask someone else.
Persis; Elijah, what is happening to Nev, he’s offline
Elijah ; Nev is gone
Time check; 8pm
Persis; Persis, Nev is gone!
I am at a point where I am now crying without tears. The tears are finished but the emotions keep increasing
How do we deal with this Joel, you’d know. You’d have the right words to say.
We all need some help dealing with this! But only you would know how…
Yesterday, I had a breakfast meeting with God.
He said there’s poetry, music and Him where you are.
He said you’re so happy. He used the word “Complete”
He said you’re free of pain forever. Forever Joel.
Remember that question “ Does it ever end?” Yes it does Joel ! It did.
And while it feels like our hearts have been chewed and spat in our faces,
It is well!
Thank you Joel
For holding on for 33 years.A good 33 years
It was a mostly painful 33 years but you stayed and lived out loud
Thank you for good words
Thank you for the kindest smile
Thank you for good books
Thank you for good teas
Thank you for the constant check-ins
You were ever so consistent
Thank you for not leaving us in doubt of your love
I hope that you knew how special,loved and cherished you were… Your eulogies are breaking the internet.
Thank you for leaving your mark; for not carefully passing through life
You were a special one Joel
You really were.
Maybe you should write me some letters, I wonder what you’d say.
Fare thee well Joel
Love you Everyday
Celebrate life. Celebrate your gifts
Sometimes they go! Sometimes you expect it. Sometimes like our Joel, they just pack and go.
Celebrate them everyday.
Live out loud
Love out Loud
Leave your Mark