A funny speaker is supposed to make a joke about everything, right? Not in this case.
This will be a vast departure from any previous writing. I have always attempted to make my newsletters uplifting. When you make a living as a funny speaker, people expect that. Humor does that. But that’s not the only thing that can lift you up.
Our family experienced some tough times a little over a month ago. My cousin’s son, who was named after my father, passed away due to complications from diabetes. He was a young man with young children. Two days later my niece and her husband lost their newborn baby. A double tragedy.
Believe me when I say, I’m not writing this for sympathy or to call attention to myself. It was the prose that my nephew wrote that provided the “lift” we all needed. Despite being in his early 20’s, he has the wisdom of a thousand men. When I grow up, I wanna be just like him. I had to share it with you. This is what he wrote about the son he had just lost:
We are truly blessed. So much love and support for our little boy, it is phenomenal to say the least. DJ came to us by the grace of God to enrich our lives in the time we had together. He gave us a glimpse of what’s to come before Jesus called him back to Heaven, to keep those we have previously lost, in good company. My love and shear appreciation of meeting my little angel significantly outweighs my sadness and pain from him leaving too soon. I’m beyond thrilled at the quick impact he made in hearts and minds of others as well as myself. The words I am expressing do not begin to do him justice. I find comfort in knowing that he will guide me through the rest of my days on this earth. One thing DJ taught me is that life is too short to not face head on.
Do your best while you’re here and everything else will fall into place. He did just that and I am honored to call him my son. It’s never goodbye, just “see you later”. I did not lose a son, I gained an Angel. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4″
Mark Mayfield…A Funny Speaker with a Serious Message