On January 8, 2009, the world suffered a great loss - this time, one of our dear family friends, By all accounts, Isaiah was a loving, caring, honour roll student who had never been in any type of trouble. At eighteen, he was just beginning life when the fire department responding to a call for a car on fire, discovered his body in the back seat, burnt beyond recognition. His death was ruled a homicide and remains unsolved as of date.
Every given opportunity, I visit the Garden of Peace memorial gardens in downtown Boston (pictured below). It calls to me everytime I walk by and I can't help but stop for a moment and remember those who have lost their lives as a result of homicide.
I pray that you never experience this excruciating pain.
For those who have, my heart goes out to you and yours.
*For more information, please visit: http://www.gardenofpeacememorial.org/
*Click here to read the poem I wrote on the night we lost Isaiah.
*Sharing a post written by vchelle on the same night. She only met him one time. I think you will understand the impact he had on others. Click here.
*You can review the FOX news coverage on Isaiah, please click here. Within weeks after his death, the network news predictably moved on to the next "big story". His unsolved murder, however, lingers on in the minds of his family and loved ones. I only pray that his case will soon be solved and bring some closure to all those who loved and cherished him.
*Post-thought: Although it is painful to lose our loved ones, it's definitely a reality and part of life. As a child, I would always look at the adults and wonder how death seemed so acceptable to them. I now know it is never easy, but after the grief, we do get to a place of acceptance and peace. Thanks again for your kind words.
*Update: An arrest has been since made for the person responsible for murdering Isaiah. We now anxiously await the outcome of a trial.