6.30.2010

Remembering CJ

I don't want to own this shirt.


I don't want to look at it.

I don't want it to exist.

Because the reason that it exists, causes so much pain for my dear friend.


Hallie from Wonderful World of Wieners lost her son CJ in April. Her family courageously participated in an Out of the Darkness walk this past weekend, and those of us who could not attend were offered the opportunity - no, the honor - of buying and wearing a Team CJ shirt.


My heart aches for her every day. I admire her strength so very much. I wish there were something, anything, I could do to ease her pain even a small amount.


But all I can do is wear my shirt, and remember CJ.


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20 comments:

Cheryl D. said...

I'm so sorry for your friend. That's so hard. I wear a t-shirt for a distant relative. He's 6 and was diagnosed with Leukemia this past April. His outlook is very good!

Lori said...

Wow! I can't even imagine. Things like this just take your words away and leave you feeling so sad. Prayers for your friend, her family and her CJ.

Rebecca Jo said...

My heart still aches for Hallie... the shock of it all...

Kat said...

I am so sorry. I can not fathom it.

Brandy said...

i'm so sorry. i hate that for your friend. good for you for helping spread the message even if it hurts

Tiaras said...

yes that would be a great honor!!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

It's just so sad. I'm happy she has posted a few times this month on her blog.

Erin said...

I am so terribly sorry for your friend. But I'm glad you're wearing your shirt and posting about it. She is lucky to have you in her life.

Melani said...

I am so sorry for your friends loss. I can't imagine what she goes thru every day. May God bless her and her family.

Swirl Girl said...

My heart breaks for all of you.

Mrs.Mayhem said...

So sorry for both of you.

Mary Lou said...

My sympathy to you and your friend and both of your families. I can't imagine the sorrow of loosing a child.
God Bless You for posting to let us know.

Tammie said...

it does suck that the shirt has to exist in the first place. but i think its great that youre wearing it. and maybe when you wear it you can think about the great person her son was, and not how his life ended.

Myya said...

So sad. My prayers go out to your friend & her family.

cat said...

Oh it is so sad - no parent should ever loose a child.

Seizing My Day said...

My heart hurts for her!! =(

Amanda said...

Heartbreaking. You are an amazing friend and I'm sorry that you have to wear that shirt :(

Erin said...

I am sorry you have to wear that shirt as well. I read Hallie's post today and commented as well, and was shocked!

My heart, prayers and thoughts go out to her and you as well.

Cherish your shirt, cherish your memory and share....so that he may live on!

((((Hugs))))

♥ Kathy said...

I am so sorry :(

Just Breathe said...

I know, it is so very sad. I keep them in my prayers.