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My 60th without you

Jimi I know you are at total peace with mom and dad and by now you must be the director of the angel choir.  I wish I could hear your voice singing to me today “Happy Birthday”.  It is hard to believe that I am now amongst the wonderful age of 60.  If you were still with us you would be turning 49 what a baby.  Jim you know I think about you all of the time and I pray to you every night.  I agree with everyone who has said that this year has actually been much harder to deal with us losing you than the first year.  You are always in our hearts and thoughts.  I don’t believe a day goes by that you are not mentioned in someone’s conversation.  You left a big hole in everyone’s lives when you were taken by God.  I know he was very pleased at your accomplishments on earth especially your kindness to others and you going back to church and you opened your heart up to God.  Jimi I miss you so much it hurts and I hope someday we are together again.  I love you my sweet baby brother.

getting better

On Feb. 18 Mom will be gone for 8 years. I understood why god took her and I understood why god took Dad, but its been 1 1/2 years since god took you. I still don’t understand WHY? They say it takes time, but why do I still cry everyday. I could of understood, if you left in any other way.  But there is always a daily reminder of you, then the tears.  So many times I have wanted to call, and tell you something, then reality hits.  Well Just wanted to write, so people know it’s not getting better. It’s not worse either. It’s like a stand still, wont go forward and it wont go back.  Tell MOM and DAD Hi and give them a hug, I MISS YOUR HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

Thoughts

Well folks,

It’s been what seems like a long time since I written and I know that I was going to finish publishing the documents surrounding the court case but, It got to be too difficult at the time. I will finish it though even if no one ever reads it. This post will be just more of my thoughts pertaining to this whole mess though and the happenings since the last post.

First and foremost: I miss Jimi every single day since the 10’th of May when we last spoke. I know that people say that it get’s easier after a year or so but it’s been more than a year and it’s not much better.

Second: Some folks say that over time we’ll probably grow to forgive the two animals that murdered him…… I’m telling you point blank that that has not happened for me yet and I don’t see it happening ever! I may be wrong about that but…..only time will tell.

Third: Jimi’s close friends, (you know who you are) To you I can not say “Thank You” for everything that you have done and continue to do for us enough! You are all in my thoughts and prayers every day!

Fourth: The things that have happened since my last post.
Well, allot of people have requested that mass’s be held in Jimi’s honor and we have tried to attend every one, so to those of you that made those requests, Thank You for remembering! Also we had the second annual Ride for Jimi, it was awesome as usual and just as last year we had a bunch of people get washed out by a nasty rainstorm but those that did make it were in for an awesome ride and I personally would again like to thank Terry and all of his friends from the Michigan Patriot Guard Riders for a most excellent day on the bikes! and to everyone that fed us a big thank you too!Next year’s ride will be on 9-10-11 and will commence from graveside. We also had the second annual Jimi Moenaert Memorial Championship karate tournament that was a success…. Thank you to all that helped make it so, and to those that attended as well!

And last (for now) but not least:  Please feel free to keep asking questions and I promise that I will do my best to answer!

I know that in a previous post I said that I would finish posting the police and court files….. I will as I can but please be patient as it is difficult to go through those files and re-live that day so that I can write about it.

I’ve been thinking about you lately and wanted to write on the website! Warning: it will be random thoughts

I love that the motorcycle ride has gotten better every year! I hate how that’s not true for the tournament!

I love knowing your always around! But I hate knowing your gone!

I re-read all of the posts on your website and bawled my eyes out! I am having a really tough time right now! Things just keep getting worse for us!

We have lost a lot of loved ones within the last few years and there have been 5 heavy hits to me this year alone!

I get that things will get better! I understand that we are just having a rough spot but I am really hoping something changes soon! I will continue to (try) look on the brighter side! See the glass as half full instead of half empty!

I will continue to live life to the fullest and appreciate everything god has given us!

I will think of you often and remember you always!

Miss you constantly!  Hope to see you in a dream SOON!

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (in advance)

Love Always, Krystal

BTW help me out with your cats 🙂

This year’s ride

Hi everyone,

I want to give you an update on this year’s Ride for Jimi.

The flier is available for viewing/printing/downloading on the ride website http://ride.maisonmartialarts.com

The Teeshirt orders are in process and this year’s colors are Blue or Pink (Thanks once again to Brian and Natalie)

Please visit the website for the latest info and please email me if you can contribute by bringing a dish to pass.

AJ

Today

I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately! But today will be hard! Here’s another event that you should be at and you wont! It’s just not fair!

I remember the day Brian and Natalie announced their engagement! I remember Brian turning it into a joke saying that they were moving away! And I remember when he said they were engaged, you questioned if they were still moving away, LOL!

You were always good at joking around and goofing off! You made things that were serious very pleasant and peaceful!

Wish you were here with us in person today but I know you will be here in spirit partying with us and dancing your butt off tonight at the reception!

CONGRATS to Brian and Natalie!

May 11, 2010 @ 12:00PM

It has been a year already since GOD decided it was time to take our sweet baby brother home.  Jimi, you were an angel walking amongst us and now you are in heaven watching over all of us.  It is truly hard to believe that you are not with us anymore, in human form, but you will always be a big part in my heart.  Jimi you touched anyone you came near.  You were the best son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, co-worker and Christian.  No one will ever be able to fill your shoes.  I really miss your laugh, jokes, singing, understanding, patience and the big hugs you gave me.  I have so many wonderful memories of you the day mom brought you home, the day you climbed the fence to get into Buxton’s yard so you could go down their slide (since ours was taken down due to your hernia surgery), the day you almost bit your tongue off, and the Christmas caroling when you came home with a face full of blood and I had to meet dad at the clinic for you to get stitches.  I didn’t mean for you to get hurt under my watch.  I was so proud of you when you sang at Shannon and Mandi’s weddings.  You made their special day perfect with your wonderful voice.  The memory I will hold fondest is when at 45 years old you were brave enough to take 5 of your sisters on a road trip to Tennessee.  It was the best time the six of us had together in many years.   We had so many laughs, especially you trying to teach us older ones how to sing and had to give up due to the deep voices and of course we couldn’t carry a tune.  I know you are in a better place and are truly at peace singing with all of the other angels, but I am being selfish when I say I wish we could have had more time together.  You were the light and spirit of our family and will be truly missed forever by all.  I hope it gets easier as the years go by with you not being with us but this has been the worst year of my life with losing my baby brother and friend.  We have had new life since you were taken, Camryn Marie is Donnie and Aimee’s new baby girl and in July Shannon and Archie will be blessing us with a new grandson.  I know you can see how well your kids (cats) are being taken care of.  They fit right in with Wilma and her family.  Make sure you give mom and dad a hug for all of us and make sure they are getting along.  The things you do for yourself die with you, the things you do for others live on forever.  I heard this last night and this really describes you perfectly.  Your life will always be remembered for the man you were and the many lives that were blessed to have known you. 

Your loving sisterDebbie