About this scrapbook page:
This page is in honour of my cousin James who took his own life on Father's Day weekend, 2002. His death has impacted my mother's family greatly and he is still missed SO much. All of the words on this page were taken from the Facebook Wall posts from his memorial group - after the 5th and 6th anniversaries of his passing.

** for the YELLOW RIBBON - HERE FOR LIFE challenge **

Comments for this scrapbook:
Cindee says:
god this is sooo sad... my heart aches that we never see these things coming... god bless you all & you did a wonderful tribute page for him 10/10
Sep 3, 2008
kezcreates says:
I made this page for the challenge because I think it is a very important topic that many people shy away from because of conjuring up such difficult thoughts. But hopefully seeing words like this from his friends years later will help someone else who may be thinking of doing this... to show them that it impacts everyone who loves them - and they are indeed LOVED.
Sep 3, 2008
kezcreates says:
Thank you. What always upset his friends most was he was the type of kid that all of them would go to first if they had a problem - but it seems that he couldn't bring himself to do the same. There was very little 'hint' of what he was planning to do aside from one comment earlier that day to his grandmother (my mom's sister).
Sep 3, 2008

Comments for this scrapbook page:
seaview says:
Beautiful memorial page
Sep 10, 2008
sassypetlover says:
What a beautiful tribute page, and a profound loss. It is so hard to understand these things, in one so young, my heart cries every time I hear of this. My prayers are with his family.
Sep 7, 2008
scrap attack says:
Very recently my daughter was touched by the loss of a very good friend in this way.It seems our young have so much to cope with that it all seems to be to hard to live on.I hope anyone contemplating doing this can see by your page just how much those around them truely love them, and that they only have to reach out for help,instead.This is a Beautiful reminder of your cousin
thankyou 4 sharing.
Sep 6, 2008
cleopup says:
Thank you for sharing James and your story and the love he still has. I can fathom it and the inability to let people who love you know. You are in such a dark place that the grief you cause your family isn't available, only pain. He loved you all and I know you love him, he is still around
Sep 6, 2008
jenmat0 says:
beautiful tribute page
Sep 6, 2008
trishie says:
beautiful 10cp
Sep 5, 2008
mystic_mom says:
What a great tribute page, the words and memories are so powerful. Your James, like my Kelly, gave no one a chance to see what he had in mind except for one small hint to his step-dad. Geeze do you ever quit missing them? Nope and that's why I'm never quiet about the topic of suicide, especially with young people! Thanks for sharing with us...
Sep 4, 2008
sylvia485 says:
a wonderful tribute page
Sep 4, 2008
cbl3mom says:
A beautiful tribute page to James. Very sad, I will pray for you and your family. My heart breaks to see such a precious life cut so short.
Sep 4, 2008
Annabella56 says:
He was obviously a very special and loved person. Great tribute.
Sep 4, 2008
clair says:
Wonderful memory page, it makes my heart cry to think a lovely looking young man could take his own life. Also on fathers day. His poor family. Hope he is at peace now.
Sep 4, 2008
Buffs mum says:
I'm so sorry. A very sad loss for all of you. He looked a handsome young man and those who are left find it hard to fathom why. You have scrapped a warm and loving tribute to his memory.10+10
Sep 4, 2008
LoriARude1 says:
beautiful page. Im so sorry for your loss.
he was very handsome
Sep 4, 2008
overseasnana says:
This was a very moving tribute page, this is a facet of facebook that no one may have envisioned but it's so nice for loved ones to see those messages afterward and know that others are missing and grieving for that loved one too.
Sep 3, 2008
kpoddream says:
a very beautiful page.
Sep 3, 2008
DingDongDEll says:
Beautiful page, so sad a life so young , God bless you and all your family.
Sep 3, 2008
nana bowman says:
My heart is broken for your family..I do understand..My father took his life just a year ago last may.
Sep 3, 2008
KarynM says:
kez, I'm so glad you decided to do this page, the messages from facebook that you used send a powerful message of the legacy they leave us when they decide to 'leave early' .. thank you for joining the challenge to keep our kids here for life!
Sep 3, 2008
chrisg says:
What a wonderful tribute page
Sep 3, 2008
carriemetoday says:
BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS AND BEAUTIFUL PAGE!
Sep 3, 2008
amazonia71 says:
So sorry for the loss,is a very touching page!!!!+++10++10
Sep 3, 2008
ilovetoscrap says:
beautiful page 10+10cp
Sep 3, 2008
zen says:
wonderful page its memorable!
Sep 3, 2008
LADY LUNA 2000 says:
Beautiful!
Sep 3, 2008
Momma Joy says:
It's tragic to lose someone so young with so much of life to live. No one knows what goes on in their minds to get them to that stage. All we can do is watch, listen and give lots of love to those left behind. So that no one else ever gets to that stage again good Lord willing. Beautiful tribute to your cousin. 10+10cp
Sep 3, 2008
granny b says:
How sad that one so young would find life not worth living. So sorry for your family's loss. My daughter-in-law's, grandfather, took his life on "Grandparents Day" last year. It has been very hard for that family.
Sep 3, 2008
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