Tomorrow, July 16th, would have been the day to celebrate a Birthday.......A Birthday for a young man, Jonathan Casedy, My Brother. He would have been 30....
Here he is with his newborn son, Anthony Aiden Casedy
Next to his son, Fishing was his passion, his obsession, his Masterwork (The Norwegian in us)
This last picture is by far my favorite........I look at the beauty God has created around him, a place where my Brother was truly happy, a place where he could forget his life of trials and tribulations. If God creates this in Nature, what must Heaven be like for him, an abundance of fishing, a place where time stands still, a place where he has no worries, a place of Peace and Joyfullness.
But as I wait to join him in the gates of Heaven, I sit here with a broken heart that seems to grow broken with each day. When he left this Earth, he took part of my Heart with him, a part that I'm not sure can be repaired, no matter the Sympathy wishes, it does not heal and I'm learning to accept that. My mind is consumed with thoughts of him all day, I have Dreams of him, I believe God's way of allowing me to visit with him. I pray every night for God to allow him to visit me in my sleep, and when he does, it's magical, in each dream, he is peaceful, he is Happy, the dreams are beyond real, he tells me he misses me and that he is so much better, that's all i can pray for.
I still cry for him, often....But he needed to go, one thing I know, God does not like to see us, His children, suffer and my Brother suffered tremendously, he is healed now, he is in his place of happiness, in the gates of Heaven......
Jonathan William Casedy July 16th 1982 - November 15th 2009