Finding joy during the holiday season
This is a beautiful heart-wrenching story.This morning when I see the birds come flocking in around the feeders on my back deck I'll remember to salute Justin. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas.
with tears streaming down my face, i am without words to describe what an extraordinary little boy Justin was and his family. thank you sylvie lamoureux for sharing this heart rending story of losing Justin who understood what life was all about , way beyond his years and for a family which showed true healing bonds right to the end. Mary Anne Ferguson
Thank you. Kristin
Alice, thanks for sharing Sylvie. Sylvie, thanks for sharing your reflections and your Justin.
Sylvie and I have been friends for over 40 years, first meeting when we were political assistants on Parliament Hill. I always thought Justin is an old soul. Sylvie is one of the warmest people I have ever met, a woman who radiates joy and positivity. She has done exceptional work as a resiliency coach helping others. Bravo Sylvie and thanks for sharing your story.
Thank you for sharing your story
What was, can never un-be. I have seen this in my life. I believe it. So when I feel the rain or spot the birds at my feeders or flapping in the trees outside my window , I will think of Justin. Now that I know him a little, I shall smile and send a cheery hello.
Thank you for sharing your time with him with us.
What a wise & beautiful child. Dancing is indeed a worthy goal. Thank you for sharing his story!
What a beautiful story and great reminder of what is really important in life. Thank you for sharing his story with us.
Thank you Sylvie for gifting us with the stories of Justin. As we say in the Jewish tradition, as translated from the Hebrew, may his memory be for a blessing. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your soul.
What a beautiful story and reminder for me as I enter the final days before my adult children come home for a weekend. Your words--Justin’s words--will help me keep first things first. Thank you.
What a gift Justin was to his family and now to all of us readers. These stories of heartbreaking courage & loss remind us of what our priorities should look like. Amazing how children always seem to get it right. Christmas blessings to all and especially those who have lost a child.
Sylvie and I have known each other since high school, we are sisters from different mothers. We have been through beautiful moments and very difficult times together. Sylvie, well, she makes you a better person just by being with her. She remains focused, always, on the good of a person, of a situation, of a stumbling block. Please keep writing, we all have so much to learn from each other!
Sylvie, I read your piece several days ago and its message has been reverberating ever since. What a beautiful tribute to your dear Justin! His list of favourite things is worth printing - to keep us all on the right track. Many thanks.
Sylvie, we think of your beautiful Justin often, and your wonderful memories remind us of the more simple joys in life.. thank you for your constant generosity in sharing such special moments in Justin’s all too short life.. much love to you all!!!!!