It’s been awhile since I last sent you a message on this page. Believe me it’s not because you’ve been out of my thoughts….that I can honestly say will never happen! I just want you to know that even during my quiet times you have my absolute support.
Sending you and the family Love and Best Wishes this Easter Weekend.
Angela (England) X
I think Easter is a time of reflection – on the good and bad in the world, on loyalty and betrayal, on kindness and cruelty. In my own head I keep coming back to the actions of one good man on the day that Christ was crucified, Joseph of Arimathea. He had the guts to ask for Jesus’s body, he had the generosity to place it in his own tomb, he provided the herbs and spices to prepare the body.
We have a legend in south-west England that Joseph travelled here and where he pushed his walking cane into the earth it immediately burst into flower – the Glastonbury Thorn. Today there are several thorn trees which apparently came from cuttings from the original tree. Is this true? Does it matter? Isn’t that what faith is all about?
I wish you a blessed Easter.
I know you have been put through hell, but I want you to know that to me, you are still a role model and a true inspiration. I don’t believe people can label you as a murderer. You are not a murderer. I personally believe that you are a good person, that wouldn’t wish harm on anyone. You just ended up doing something really bad when fear took over you for a moment. You were just unlucky and caught off guard when this situation arose. This could happen to anyone. Unfortunately it had to happen to you. I believe that God only puts us through what we are strong enough to cope with and which he has prepared for us to come through. For now the important thing that you can do is to stay strong and have faith in God, and he will help you come through this. Don’t ever forget all the good that you’ve done, and all the people you have helped and inspired. Me being one of them.
You are not a bad person. You just made a mistake. You are only human and no human is perfect.I hope you can find the strength that you need, to move forward in life, so you can help and continue to inspire more people. So somehow you will make a comeback. I don’t know how or when, but you will and I will be one of the people who would willingly help you. You are in my prayers. I will continue to pray that God helps you get through this hard time. You just have to keep believing and I know that somehow you will get you through this.
God bless, I will continue to pray for you.
Hilary Boyd (Northern Ireland)
My dear boy – my friend,
I admire you for the strength you have shown throughout your whole life. You have faced many difficulties … but never let them controle, or restrict your. Your parents’ divorce must have been tough to you (and your siblings) and your mother’s dead a real nightmare. When it comes to your disability, you have been a role model and inspired many people all over the world. You never let your disability stop you from doing what you really wanted to do. You have achieved so much in your life, both on a personal and professional level. These achievements can never been taken away from you! The terrible accident in 2013 is something that no one EVER would have to experience. You are now in the midst of your life’s challenge. It’s incredible though – almost impossible to endure … but you are stille here. Broken … but not crushed. I know that you probably have been about to give up several times … but you haven’t – and that’s REAL strength, to me! Some of your pain will perhaps never go away, but you will learn to live with your scars. The light will reach you again – so hold on, my boy. Your time will come …
You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you, my son!
With much love