I will never get to hug my little cousin again. I saw him a few weeks ago, and he got up and gave me the biggest hug, with his big ears. I felt the love in that hug. That feeling you get when you meet someone who lights up a room. We will never have another Laquan Parker Jr. We can hold on to the memories. As, I looked at you in that casket, I knew none of our lives would ever feel the same. Now, I am very private person, but when I looked into his eyes, I knew he had something that we didn’t have.
I knew he was not meant for our world. I cried like a baby when I heard that you drowned, 2 days before your 19th Birthday. I can’t imagine what could come of this pain? No man’s pettiness or mistreatment can ever hurt me like you did when you left us. No woman backstabbing me 50 times, could ever hurt like you leaving us did that day. Your Big cousin will find out what happened that night!
When I looked around as I was sitting with our family, I knew that you were here for a glimpse,and that’s all you needed.
You made that impact.
You weren’t an Angel, but you were too good for this world. I will miss you. The boy I saw in that casket was not my cousin. It was a shell of who you were, but your spirit was gone. Your High School Principle and classmates, could not finish their speeches, because of the pain. You graduated a month ago. So much ahead, so we thought…
I don’t want to remember you with that casket shutting on you,for the final time. I want to remember how you were looking in your red t-shirt and shorts! I will remember that devious smile, when you got up from the table, and gave me that last hug. You will always be a beacon of light in our lives, and you will remain young. Love You LJ!
LJ died last year. He was at a policeman’s house swimming in a swimming pool, and his cause of death was was automatically assumed to be drowning!
LJ swam like a fish, and everyone knew it! Now we wished his mom would have had an autopsy because now the story has changed.
He apparently was messing with a girl, and her said boyfriend was at the pool party when the “incident” took place.
He was right next to a hospital ten minutes away, but they transported LJ to a hospital an hour away…