Joshua died last Monday. There are no words to soften the blow. Losing one of our sons hurts all of us. The world is just not the same, never will be. We can ask ‘why’ and say all of the expected things, but it does not sync. Losing Joshua is unacceptable.
Our heart is broken again. He was one of us, he is our son. His parents are dear friends, colleagues, fighters in this difficult battle to EndDuchenne.
Our sons teach us everyday of their lives. They teach us how to love, how much we are able to love and a few minutes with them makes our world different, better, more meaningful. We had Joshua for only a few minutes. We had hoped to watch him grow, to celebrate his teens, his twenties… a lifetime.
For Joshua, his life was cut short. For all of us, there is a hole in our heart we cannot fill.
God Bless Joshua, his parents, his family, his extended family, and all of us.