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What can I tell you about today? Today is Joshua’s Dad’s 43rd birthday, and also his middle sisters 11th birthday. We have much to celebrate. There will be cake and ice cream and gifts and… and… and Joshua isn’t here to be part of this celebration…
It was 110 weeks ago today that all his classmates were told of Joshua’s passing; They were not given any explanations on what happened as they left the school for a 5 day break. The stories and rumors circled all day long and by night the shock of what might have happened. Like wild fire those stories raced through the community and yet the truth was right there in the warning signs. How were we blindsided?
Joshua was one of many youth that engage in the activity called the Choking Game. It all added up. But why, why didn’t we have the information. Who knew about this? Did you? Have you heard and not shared information?
What will you do to spread awareness in 2014?
Are you satisfied with all that you shared about TCG in 2013…
We keep finding more grieving parents, all wanting the answers to the same questions; Why is the information not talked about openly? Why is in only after the fact that the advocates are heard of? Why are we kept in the dark about it.
Parents, if you are having youth over this evening or any gathering, remember it’s your responsibility to know what is happening in your home. It is okay to just ask guests if they know of it and explain the dangers. 911 is not a number that should be part of Ending 2013…
Have a Blessed and Happy New Years Eve
WildFarmKids and those we remember in Heaven
Top Five Warning Signs to be aware of:
If you notice any of these, your child may be experimenting with or playing the choking game.
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Blessings of Joy, Hope, and Love,
This was one of the hardest ones to write.
It has already been two years, oh how time goes by. I sometimes sit and wonder about what Joshua would be doing if he was still here, what he’s doing now, and what he does for fun. This time of year is always so hard. Today is Ani’s birthday. We will celebrate tonight as a family and know that Joshua will be with us.
As I think about everything that has happened in our lives and how they have changed tremendously in the last two years, it makes tears roll down my cheek. I know things aren’t and won’t get “easier”, but I pray that I will become stronger. I will admit I do have those hard times that I just have to be alone and let myself break down. Sometimes bottled up emotions aren’t healthy, so I let myself do this. I am getting better at keeping it together and talking to people, those who I do know and those who I don’t, about Joshua’s story and the journey our family has been on to spread awareness of the very thing that took his life. We as a family know that we are making a difference and know that God is always with us every step of the way.
Friday night we are gathering with the classmates of Joshua to share memories, catch up with his friends, and release balloons. We will also have a collection area for “Cans of Soup” for the Federated Church food pantry.
This is a free will request, Joshua loved helping people in need. We are just giving everyone an opportunity to carry on something he enjoyed doing each year at this time through church, school & 4-H. We also have the new bracelets in for those who wish to purchase one. They are $5 each and the proceeds go to the funding of this website. We are so excited to see everyone there Friday night from 7:00-9:00PM.
We hope that you will all continue to help us reach out to people, and help us educate them. Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers and kind words. It truly means a lot to us and we couldn’t do what we do without you.
Have a blessed day!
♥ WFK ~ KeriGlenn
Today marks 104 weeks, later this week is the 2nd anniversary of Joshua’s death. This article was sent to us and written by Ken Tork in the National Association of School Resource Officers fall 2013 magazine. We were given permission to share on our website and we want to get this information seen by you asap. We encourage you to share with your school resource officers and your school board members.