This challenge has ended!
As many of you are aware, a fellow ficleteer has fallen. Our beloved “Not You,” real name Jesi, wife of Mighty Joe Young, passed away this morning (September 9, 2009, around 1:00 AM).
This challenge isn’t a competitive one. There will be no winners, no losers. It is a memorial.
Write what you feel, here. It can be a heartfelt eulogy, a poem, a story… You could even create a story involving Jesi, something fun and adventurous, something beautiful…
I’d like to think that Jesi has internet access wherever she went, and will read all the stories posted here.
Jesi, we all love you and miss you. Joe, we’re here for you.
does anyone know where eddie joe is? he’s been gone awful long….
I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I’d like to write something, anything, right now, but I knew her so little. So I offer my best wishes and hope they will suffice.
read this after I posted a sequel to Kater’s For Jesi…. I hope it speaks as loudly as I meant it to, I know we all feel Jesi’s loss. I can’t imagine how MJY feels..
To the Ficly Family:
Eddy-Joe is not home to get the basket yall sent, but I will make sure it’s the first thing he sees when he gets here and I’ll let him know yall sent it.
Thank you for sharing that, Joe. And I am honored to see this memorial mentioned in the obituary.
She really looks great in all those pictures.
This is her obituary and condolensces page. she is is so pretty in these pictures.
your comment was the first time I had ever cried in front of my computer.
When I found out Jesi had passed, I had no reaction. I sat in my chair, staring at a computer screen, too in shock to say anything.
But I don’t think I’ve been hit with more realisation in my life.
We truly are a family, a family I am damn proud to have.
I considered Eddie-Joe and Jesi to be two of my closest friends, and I had never thought losing a friend could ever be so hard.
I would just like to thank everyone on this site for being supportive of Eddie-Joe in his time of need, and showing me what is truly means to be a family.
I have yet to write anything in Ficly, but have cyber stalked these stories. Well, I was just thinking..that the only way to take the mourning out of death, is to take love out of life. Your love and the love others have for your wife is evident in the loss we all feel, and the sweet stories written for her. I’m sure she feels that now.
I wrote what I had to say to Joe in a card, remembering Jesi and wishing him some comfort. I just haven’t been ready to submit something yet..
I’m so glad to see so many people reaching out with their love and memories.
In all my life I’ve never seen such a close-knit group of people, especially on a website. We’re all strangers, in a way… Distant and intangible. Yet we all love each other, we stand up for each other, and we’re there for each other when we need it.
I love you all, you guys rock.
We truly are one family.
I’m sure that Jesi, wherever she is, can see all of this love, and appreciates it very much.
I’m not good with this sort of thing, but I’ll do my best. Joe, Jesi, I hope it stands up to the person she is.
Eloquent Mess –
How lovely of you to remember your friend at this time, and to keep Jesi’s memory alive as well.
Mighty Joe Young -
I can’t even express my sympathy, as I’m sure you can’t express your sadness. Know that you & all who loved Jesi remain in my prayers.
I could have never made jesi believe she was this important to so many people not in thousand lifetimes, i am so glad she is seeing this now.
Eddy-Joe, I am so sorry for this. I will always remember her well, and mourn at the loss. I can’t even begin to imagine what this house will be like now without her here.
Thoughts and prayers go out to you, Joe.
So very sorry Joe. Jesi you will leave behind a much saddened ficly.
Joe, I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go with you.
so very shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news … we have our palms outstretched to you, joe – much love
Joe, I don’t even know what to say other than I am so so sorry to hear this, so sorry for the loss of your lovely wife. We love you.
I feel for you Joe, but I am sadly truly unable to put my feelings into words. I hope we, the entire Ficly community, can help you deal in any way we can.
Good luck Joe.
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