I’ve always struggled with the belief of heaven being a place we go when we die but never with the idea of believing in something greater. Something greater than myself and somewhere greater than here.

You left us eleven years ago and as much has changed as it has stayed the same. I hope you found a fairer place than this one to rest. If looking down from above is something that’s done, I know you’re doing so proudly with a smile. Remembering your laugh eases the darkness. Your energy was too big to not still be felt,be it in a song or a single ray of sun.

You taught me to be who I am and not apologize for it. You showed me how to laugh through the pain and find a way to make light of the darkest things life has to offer. You were the definition of cool to me. I didn’t want to be like you when I was growing up,I wanted to be you. It was from you I learned to never stop fighting, to never give in.

They say the good die young but unfortunately they’re wrong,the best do. The bravest leave first apparently.

I Love You Joey,Rest Easy

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