Judson's Legacy

I Miss You, Juddy!


Dear Jud,

I took Jessie to coffee today.  I wish I could have taken you with us.  There was a spot on the couch just for you.

The fact is, there will always be an empty spot.  There will always be someone missing without you here, no matter how complete life might otherwise feel.  And at two years without you, I’ve come to accept it.

And I ache.  No matter what else I do, who I’m with, or how filled with awe I am about life, my heart hurts.  Jud, you are one of a kind, a treasure, and I could not have asked for a better son.  It’s no wonder that I ache the way I do!

I miss you terribly.

So today, I remember the boy you were.  I would say “are,” for I know you are now very alive with Christ.  But I say “were” because the only Judson I know is the one of the past—the loving, brilliant, and tenderhearted boy who left me too long ago.

One day, I will know you as you are again.  I can’t tell you how much I look forward to that day!  But for now I remember and grieve and give thanks for you.

I love you, Judson!

Tons and tons,

3 Responses to "I Miss You, Juddy!"

  1. Robyn says:

    Drake, We continue to lift you up in our prayers, knowing that only our Heavenly Father can fill the emptiness that losing Jud has left. Thinking of you, Lynn and Robyn

  2. Samanta says:

    Dear Drake,
    What can I tell you but give you words of comfort and saying I will continue praying for you and your family? The emptiness in our hearts for the absense of our loved ones is a feeling we cannot change.
    I wish Juddy were there with Jessie and you at the coffee shop, having a great time!
    We have to learn to cope with the loss, wishing the reunion day will be full of joy and laughter!

  3. aunt sue says:

    I miss Matt too, Drake. 🙁 Love, aunt Sue

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