Saturday, December 24, 2011

Where would Jim be for Christmas 2011?

I have been thinking about Jim all day today. If he were alive, what would he be doing? Where would he be living? Would he be married? Have a child? Home for Christmas? Probably not...he loved to downhill ski but he didn't like the cold winter weather of Michigan. Yah, he'd have found a beach, that's where he would be today. He loved the sun, sand and water. I love you and miss you so much Jim. Here's a picture of you and Julie at the beach.

Monday, November 28, 2011

You can't forget someone like Jim

It seems like everyday my heart aches for Jim. Every day I shed a tear and every day I think of him and how much he has missed. All of his friends have moved on. They are getting engaged, married, having babies, working hard in their careers and just plain living....something that Jim doesn't get to do - live, get engaged, marry, have children or have a job/career.

I know his friends have moved on, but I also know they have not forgotten Jim. You can't easily forget someone like Jim...ever.

Jim, today as always you are loved and missed.

Jim's MOM

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunflower Surprise!

Friends sent us two walnut trees - actually walnut twigs - to plant in memory of Jim three years ago. Only one of the walnut twigs made it; and, now it looks very much like a tree. To my surprise a single sweet sunflower (a flower I like to draw, a flower I associate with Jim) took root this summer at the base of the walnut tree, grew and bloomed, poking its way right out the middle of the tree. When it was discovered I promptly kissed its sweet little face as if it were Jim saying, "Hi!, it's me, Mom!" Thank you, Jim....I love you and miss you so much. Love, MOM

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summertime 2011

Jim was a lover of the sun and all the possibilities of what could be had on a hot summer day. We've had some great "Jim days" this summer. Jim you are loved and so very missed. Love, MOM

Friday, May 13, 2011

A little boy's guardian angel

Jim added a new little one to his guardian angel duties when Julie gave birth to the sweetest, most precious little baby boy, Luca James Mario Meloni, on May 7th.

Luca, the proud owner of two middle names - that of Uncle Jim and Uncle Mario who passed before Luca could meet them. I can assure you though that Luca will do his middle names proud and that Uncle Jim and Uncle Mario will watch over our new little one.

A Star has been born! Welcome Luca. WE LOVE YOU!

Joanne (Grandma)
Jim's MOM

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Three years already

This bumper sticker was posted in at least 200 locations in N. Miami today, April 10, 2011 in an effort to to find that one person with a conscience....that one person who knows who murdered Jim. The anniversary of Jim's death is tomorrow, April 11th. Jim was killed in his apartment in broad daylight. It is impossible to believe that no one heard anything; incomprehensible that the murderer hasn't told someone. The murderer took advantage of Jim's kindness and compassion for others. The murderer is a loser and the ultimate scum of the what are you protecting him/her for?? Jim's family has suffered a great loss. A wonderful young man is gone. Jim will never come back to us, but we plead for and demand, justice for Jim. Please help.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Be My Valentine

I have a small painting hanging in my living room that I did for Jim for Valentine's Day 2008, sent to him just two months before he died. He had it in his room when we went there. I wish he still had it - that he was living in Las Vegas, all happy and content. I sure do miss you, Jim.

Love and Happy Valentine's Day to my precious son.

Joanne, Jim's MOM

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Missing Jim

I missed him yesterday, and the day before. He will always be missed.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thinking of my boy

I've spent the afternoon and evening going through Jim's stuff. His whole life is crammed into a big box in the basement. How could that be?? I continue to look for clues to his death, but the clues aren't there. I often go to bed at night thinking that Jim will come to me with the answer, but he never does. The nightmare isn't going to go away....ever. And, the answers will never come....ever. Jim's MOM