RIP John Denny

 I was so heartbroken when I heard about the sudden passing of John Denny. I met this young boy at around 6 or 7 years old. His mom was friends with one of my older cousins. She was also my mom's co-worker. Upon meeting John, I immediately fell in love with those deep blue eyes and that fiesty spirit. I remember wrestling with him like he was my little brother on several occasions. His family would come to our family BBQ gatherings and yes they were the only white people there, but none of that mattered. It was all good. They were all like family.  I would later go see John play basketball as a teenager and talk to him periodically throughout life. It would always surprise me how he would reach out to me via the phone or the internet.  I really did see him like a relative. I can't describe how devastated I feel that he is not here.  I could not stop the tears from falling when I read on FB that he's gone. That is never a good way to find out someone has died.  I am so sad for his family. John was such a bright light. He was full of energy and fun. And he had a heart. When Whitney Houston passed away earlier this year John made sure his mom reached out to see if I was okay. He was concerned about me. I was so touched when I found that out. Back in November he even hit me up on FB because he wanted me to come to a party celebrating his job promotion. Wow! To even be thought about made me feel special. I couldn't attend, but I let him know how proud I was of him. John I just want you to know how special you are and how much you were loved. I am so sad that you have left earth, but I know your spirit lives on. Please know that you are like a little brother to me. I will never forget you. I am so glad that I know you and that we met in this lifetime. I love you and I know that 
 God has you wrapped up in his love.