Just-inTime launch

Just-inTime launched its first zoom meeting on Sunday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard time. It was very successful and a great turn out and it’s guest were well received and much appreciated.

Police officers are usually the first point of contact when a crime occurs. Law enforcement officers from Cambridge, Boston and the State Police were gracious enough to join us and share information about investigating murders and keeping the community and it’s young residents safe.

The evening ended with meditation provided by a licensed meditation and yoga instructor Sam Williams and a special Viola rendering was given by Rebecca Strauss.

Attendees had the opportunity to interact and share Just-inTime to offer support, love and memories of their loved ones.

We are excited and look forward to coming together again on Sunday, July 11th Just-inTime to gain and share some feelings about grief.

We hope you will join us just in time to encourage uplift and motivate as we learn from one another.

Check out The Just-inTime Initiative on Facebook to get the link next week. You may also check us out in YouTube. Please like and share.

Have a wonderful week and Be Encouraged♡

Just-inTime Initiative

Welcome to the Just-inTime Initiative. This is a project to uplift, encourage, motivate and educate others Just-in-Time as we go through the journey of surviving murder.

This initiative is a project being started by Denise Cosby and Fay Rackley whom both loss loved ones to murder.

We will invite professionals and others to help educate others in seeking justice and healing. Some of your strengths are our weaknesses and some of your weaknesses are our strengths so let’s work together to encourage, motivate and support one another to a better place as we seek justice and peace and keep the powerful memories of our children alive.

Just-inTime will meet twice a month on Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. EST. You may find out more about it on Facebook at Just-inTime Initiative | Facebook and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/IaHFkMsiHVo or The Just-inTime Initiative. Please check out the video and “like and share” with anyone you may know nationally or internationally who has experienced murder.

Please join Denise and Fay this Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. on zoom. Go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsfu6ppzwsGdfjZWhzVqsMfnp6qOa6rOb0 , facebook or U-Tube “The Just-inTime Initiative” to get the link and register. Denise and Fay can be reached at survivingmurder1@gmail.com.

We look to see you Sunday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. EST Just-in-Time.

MURDER AT HARVARD’S KIRKLAND HOUSE – A MOTHER’S WORST NIGHTMARE FINALLY RELEASED!

On May 18, 2009, my son Justin Cosby was shot on the grounds of Harvard University. He died in the early morning hours of May 19. The heart ache and trauma following involved almost three years of court arraignments, trials, court appearances, etc. for four people.

On that day, Justin lost his power and his voice so I as his mother has become his voice. Over the past ten years, I have been writing a memoir about dealing with the murder of a child, navigating the legal system and coping after the fact.

We cannot bring our children back after they are gone but we can bring them forward.

We all have a story to tell and through my journey, I would like to empower others to write theirs.

Order my book now at: www.murderharvardkirklandhouse.com

Happy Thanksgiving to All and especially to those of us who are feeling our Loss

Happy-Thanksgiving-Images-4As I sit here and reflect on past Thanksgivings, all I can think of is those who meant so much to me who are no longer with me.  Of course, I think of my parents who I shared a close relationship with and were the cornerstones of my life.

Oh, how I miss them.  My dad making numerous trips to the grocery store, picking up things he forgot and additional items my mom sent him to get to make that Thanksgiving dinner so special.  Mom was always in the kitchen and the fumes from the turkey, collard greens, candid yams, etc. to delight your pallet filled the air.

Until I lost my beloved Justin, I did the same thing for my daughter Shenita and him.   Holiday were always important.  What seemed so trivial but meant so much is gone and life will never be the same again.  I don’t care how many people come or don’t come, life is so different and the magnitude of our loss cannot be measured or debated.

Nevertheless, this Thanksgiving, let’s keep in mind the blessings God has graced us with. The fact that God did not give us our children and loved ones, he loaned them to us. Just as he giveth, he taketh. And as thankful we are for that loan and equally as hurt from the loss, let’s look to those we still have with us, enjoy them, be thankful for them and not take them for granted.

And let’s remember that the memories we make today are the ones we will look back on tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone from http://www.survivingmurder1.com

Denise Cosby

Author of Forthcoming Memoir:

Murder at Harvard University Kirkland House –A Mother’s Worst Nightmare

THE CALL

 

EVERYDAY A PARENT RECEIVES A CALL THAT CHANGES THEIR LIVES FOREVER.  THIS IS THE CALL THAT NOBODY WISHES ON THEIR WORST ENEMY. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE RECEIVED THIS CALL;

DO YOU REMEMBER THE CALL?

“The Call”

On May 18, 2009, I received “the call.”

The call that changed my life forever still rings loudly in my head almost five years later.

Around 4:15 p.m. on May 18, 2009, I stood in front of my television set and watched a news bulletin flash across my screen.  The report indicated a young man had been shot at Harvard University.  Having been home all day, I decided to go out for a while after watching the alarming news story.    I left the house thinking my son Justin was in his room due to the fact that he had been there all day.  I planned to call him a little later that afternoon.  About an hour after leaving the house I received a call from Justin’s girlfriend.  She told me Justin had left home and she hadn’t heard from him in some time.  After trying to text him and call him, she could not reach him.  This was unusual for Justin so she decided to call me.  I told her I had not heard from Justin and would call him.  Justin was very close to me.  Proud to be a “momma’s boy,” he was 21 years old, and my baby.  If I called him, he would always answer or call me right back.  I picked up the phone and called him.  The call went straight to his voice mail.  I left him a message to call me right away.  I began to text him and received no answer.  The silence concerned me.  I decided to leave my friends’ home of whom I had gone to visit with for a while, and proceeded to drive home.

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Opioid Crisis and The White House: A National Emergency of Mixed Messages

Josh DuBose, a free-lance reporter and graduate student at Harvard reports “Mixed Messages on Opioid Crisis and the White House”.

 

A little more than a week ago, on August 10, President Trump announced plans to declare a national emergency in lieu of the nation’s crisis of opioid overdose deaths. According to the White House’s own survey, opioid related fatalities now kill 142 Americans every single day.

Just two days earlier, however, on August 8, Trump said his administration’s approach to battling the addiction epidemic would come in the form of law-and-order. “Strong law enforcement is absolutely vital to having a drug-free society,” the president told a room of assembled advisors and reporters.

The about-face  from beefing-up law enforcement ranks to declaring a national emergency has…….http://joshdubose.com/2017/08/18/opioid-crisis-white-house-national-emergency-mixed-messages/

Happy Mother’s Day!

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A mother is Love. A mother is strength. A mother is a nurturer? A mother is one of the most patient people on earth. A mother can be biological or not. She gives many chances and have taken much crap from her Young  yet she  stands strong behind them.  She takes care of her young or the young she has come to know as her children.  A mother is a teacher doctor and a preacher.

 A mother is forgiving. When she is at the end of her rope  and think she is about to brake – her rope gets a little longer and she gives her child just one more chance.
 A mother teaches right from wrong. She not only talk the talk she walks the walk. A mother recognizes that children learn by example. A good mother is Godly.
There are many who can quote you every scripture in the bible but do not live by them.  A good mother  teaches by example.
A mother is an inspiration.  She is dependable in times of need. She creates memories that last beyond life or when there is nothing else to hang on too.
Many of us mothers have lost all children to murder By the hands of the evil.  Let us know that the memories we hold today are what we created yesterday. When we separate from our children we embrace the memories we shared through the good times and the bad.
Know that as long as we have breath in our bodies there is still time to embrace the children we have left here on Earth and create new memories that will leave a smile in the hearts of those left behind when we are no longer together.
My mother was all of those things and I miss her dearly!
Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers from www.survivingmurder1.com

MOTHER’S DAY WALK FOR PEACE

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE MOTHER’S DAY WALK. PLEASE MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS ONLINE. THANK YOU!

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IN MEMORY OF JUSTIN COSBY
ABOUT 2017 MOTHER’S DAY WALK FOR PEACE

The 21st Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace: “In Unity, There is Healing: Invest in Peace”

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace because in unity, there’s healing! Join us on Mother’s Day to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder.

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MOTHER’S DAY WALK FOR PEACE

IN MEMORY OF JUSTIN COSBY
ABOUT 2017 MOTHER’S DAY WALK FOR PEACE

The 21st Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace: “In Unity, There is Healing: Invest in Peace”

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace because in unity, there’s healing! Join us on Mother’s Day to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder.

 

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