Posted on 15 March 2013.
Jocelyn Desmond (Jan. 27, 1995-March 15, 2012)
A lot of people are missing you and thinking of you as we come today to the anniversary of your passing. You were not a shrinking wallflower, so your absence is a huge presence.
People talk about missing your laugh, your ever-present singing (and we do mean ever-present), and your smile. That smile … most of all, we miss that because it shined like the sun. The dark moods admittedly cast dark clouds that blocked that sun, so we really appreciated that smile when it was shining and we miss it. Read the full story
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Posted on 25 January 2013.
Jocelyn never expressed an interest in being a teacher, but she taught many people lessons they say they’ll never forget.
My daughter would have turned 18 on Jan. 27. I want to share with you the lessons and gifts that others felt she gave in life and in death. But, first, I want to share something I posted a while ago on her Facebook page, a place where many of us gather to remember her:
“It is evident when I read this page how much you are missed, Joc. How terribly big and gaping is the hole left in so many lives. I pray that these words of affection and longing to have you here read as a cautionary tale to anyone feeling alone and desperate enough to do what you did, Jocelyn. NOTHING is solved with suicide. It only spreads the pain around to everyone else. So, I hope no one touched by the love expressed here, and feeling alone in their own lives, romanticizes this or glamorizes it … because, we can all tell you, this grief isn’t pretty or glamorous. And anyone who feels alone should know that she sometimes felt that way, too. But she was wrong. She was only alone in her own mind. Because we all held her in our hearts. Always.”
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Posted on 31 August 2012.
Dear Jocks, Nerds, Loners, Stoners, Rednecks, Preps, Emos, Skaters, and everyone else at school:
It sucks to be labeled. Even when that label is a supposed “good label,” such as “Popular.” It reduces you to one word when you are so much more. It is limiting. It suggests you are a “one-trick pony,” which is an old way of saying you got nothin’ else to offer but the fact that you were voted Prom Queen or made a touchdown. Read the full story
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Posted on 13 July 2012.
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Posted on 02 June 2012.
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