I am a person of faith. I am not ashamed to admit that I believe in God, that I have always believed in God, and that I will always believe in God. I am a Christian, and I believe that Christ walked the earth, died, and rose again. But none of that means that I do not also believe that the faith paths that others walk are just as valid.
I need your help. I am asking for your prayers. Whether you pray to God, multiple Gods, or if you only believe in the material universe, I am asking that you offer up a thought, a prayer, or a wish for my cousin Jimmy. I heard from my Mom today that the doctors have downgraded his likelihood of survival to 30%. In whatever it is that you do to center yourself, I am asking you to take a moment to send out energy and light to James Wakefield. This world will be a darker place without him in it.
And God, I am asking you, please do not take my cousin away. If not for me, then for the people that he has loved and served selflessly in Chicago. For his new wife Marie. For his parents. For his identical twin brother. Or for his young nephew that loves him dearly. Please do not take this beautiful brilliant light from the world. There are so few people that walk this earth with your spirit and light so fully bright in them. He is one of those angels that walks disguised as a man. I don't understand your will and your plan half the time. But I am asking today, please do not take Jimmy from us. If not for his family, then for the people whose lives that he has touched about whom we will never know.