Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Angela Elam *Mrs. Gregory L. Elam*

"Who will call me Cantaloupe and poke frun at my frizzy hair, or losing too much weight while deployed? It's not going to be the same without you," --Sgt. Denetra Mathis-Cantu

Good Mourning, Everyone!

Joy to you and me.

Today we welcome famous widow, Angela Elam, wife of famous Army Staff Sgt. Gregory L. Elam, into the club nobody wants to join.

Sgt. Elam, age 39, from Columbus, GA, died on December 11, 2007 in Kandahar, Afghanistan of a non-combat related illness.

He was there because of you and me.

Angela Elam has their two daughters, Jamieliah, age 15, and Imani, age 8, to see her through her grief process.

From Griefcase to Angela, Jamieliah, and Imani, sincerest condolences, profound gratitude, and good wishes for mourning joy all the days of your lives.

Mourning Joy:

Q: What's alcoholic and heavy?

A: A gin and cement.

Mourning Quote:

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music--the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. --Henry Miller

After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Set a clock timer for ten minutes, no, make that 15 minutes, then open what I lovingly refer to as a joy-nal and write something.

Go ahead. I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day, Everyone! And remember, we're not alone.


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