Joe and Karen are grieving the loss of their precious son. The intense loneliness comes from the fact that they will not be able to spend time with Joey here on earth again ... and so they have to live one day at a time ... and look forward to that day they will see each other in heaven and spend life in eternity.
The good news (aside from seeing Joey again in heaven) is that Joe and Karen spent a lot of quality times with Joey here on earth. There are no regrets there. Everyone of us who knows the Johnson's knows that they have tons and tons of wonderful family memories (a lot of us can only wish we have or can do). Joey by himself accomplished a lot as well.
Joey's life seems short, but in reality it's he lived it more than "a person who lived to be 100 but never did experience much life". Joey inspires us ... to live our lives to the fullest ... because it's true - "life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away"...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Posted by Liza Pierce at 8:31 AM