A MEMOIR ABOUT THE 2009 MURDER OF MY SON JUSTIN COSBY ON THE GROUNDS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY, THE AGONGY OF DEALING WITH THE MURDER OF A CHILD, NAVIGATING THE LEGAL SYSTE, COPING AFTER THE FACT AND RESOURCES TO EXPLORE CHOICES AND DECISION THAT COULD CHANGE THE FABRIC OF LIVES.
As 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
Murder at Harvard University Kirkland House –A Mother’s Worst Nightmare
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.
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.
Over the past 24 hours, I have relived each moment of 7 years ago. I woke up and thought of how we greeted one another that morning with a smile and kiss. I thought of how you called out to me about 10:30 that morning when I was in the kitchen and you called out to me “Mom, Iove you!
I thought about how we discussed being safe by watching news reports of accidents and other mishaps but never did I think that evening when I watched the news bulletin flash across my television set that a young man had been shot at Harvard University was you!
I sent you this card when you were 16 son and you gave it to me to hold on too. I still have it and will share it with others today. “In Case I Haven’t Told You How Much I I still have it today and echo the same thoughts. I am so glad to have had a chance to tell you how proud of you. “In Case I Haven’t Told You Lately – I’m STILL Proud of you My Child.”
My heart was so heavy and destroyed and 7 years later it still is. No parent should ever have to bury a child and no person that was as good of a person as you should have been murdered
Today, I know I echo a lot of parents feelings when their child has been taken away but murder. Parents that still have children, please let them know how much you love them now. Let’s not take them for granted. There is no amount of time that will make you
I MISS HIM SO MUCH!
In April, 2014, Melissa Cowan (27) and her husband Carrington Joesph (27) appeared on a National Syndicated Talk Show “The Trisha Show” in an attempt for Melissa to save her marriage. She wanted to prove to her husband that she had been faithful to him. He had also questioned the paternity of their 4-month old twin babies that were proven to be his babies from the lie detector test Melissa took on the show. Two weeks later, on May 2, 2014, Melissa and Carrington engaged in a heated argument and Melissa attempted to leave the home. Melissa’s 18 year old sister was in the home with them and attempted to call the police for help when Carrington threatened her. She managed to escape the home and ran out screaming hysterically for help. As Melissa’s twins set in their car seats ready to leave with their mother, Carrington went to the kitchen and grabbed several knives from the drawers. He first stabbed Melissa in the back as she tried to exit the home. Melissa fell out of the door and her sister and a neighbor attempted to pull her away from him. Carrington put a knife to her head. He pulled Melissa back into the house by her hair and continued to stab her 82 times breaking several knives in her before she took her last breath in front of her 4 month old twins.
The police arrived minutes after the call was dispatched, Carrington still had a knife in his hands and blood from Melissa had splashed everywhere including over the twins. There was so much blood splattered over the twins from their mother that they could not identify the boy from the girl. Upon his arrest, he showed no remorse. In addition to the twins, this heinous murder left 5 children motherless.
Carrington was charged with murder and was facing the death penalty. However, Melissa’s family agreed to have him tried in front of a Judge instead so they would not have to endure the years of repeat trauma going in and out of court a death penalty involves.
ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!
WE HAVE A STATE OF EMERGENCY! WE ARE LOSING TOO MANY OF OUR CHILDREN AND LOVED ONES TO GUN VIOLENCE.
THIS WEEK THERE WILL BE A GUNS DOWN YOUTH TENT REVIVAL IN MATTAPAN, MA HOSTED BY ONE OF BOSTON’S LONGEST AND MOST LOYAL ACTIVIST, DR. M. M. CAMPBELL. PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT HER IN HER PURSUIT TO HELP US SAVE OUR CHILDREN!
NOW IS THE TIME. LET’S NOT LOOSE ANOTHER CHILD TO GUN VIOLENCE.
WWW.SURVIVINGMURDER1.COM THANK DR. CAMPBELL FOR YOUR PRAYERS, PERSEVERANCE AND DEDICATION TO HELP STOP THE “MADNESS!”
Murder at Harvard University Kirkland House – A Mother’s Worst Nightmare
TODAY, WWW.SURVIVINGMURDER1.COM WOULD LIKE TO SALUTE ALL FATHERS AND EXPRESS A VERY HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO EACH OF YOU!
We would like to give the honor and glory to God. We thank our Heavenly father for all fathers who have stood strong for their children and loved them, supported them and guided them to become the best they could be. Fathers, thank you also for being the dads that the Lord designated you to be. For father’s whom have loss children to murder, please know that our heavenly father is watching them now. He loaned us those precious gifts so that we can always have their memories to cherish and comfort us. Now God has called them home to be with him. We realize, that without the Lord, we are nothing and there would be no fathers to acknowledge today had he not graced us with his awesome, gracious blessings.
We would like to acknowledge and thank all dads who are lucky enough to still have their children in their lives and who continue to be the father’s that the Lord Almighty has given you the strength to be!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!
Sometimes we try everything we can to make life flow smoothly, however the bumps keep coming. The trials and tribulations of life weighs heavily on many of us. We make plans and life gets in the way. We set goals and nothing seems to occur. Sometimes, we seem to being moving forward to achieving our dreams and we have set backs. We are taught to have faith and nothing still occurs. Everything we try, we seem to fail.
There are times when life just does not seem fair. Sometimes we fall in love and in a moment’s notice, we we lose our love. Many times we get lost in our losses. We work yet we don’t make enough money to cover our bills and achieve our comfort levels. We go to church and pray yet our prayers don’t seem to be answered. We think that we have found love and are off-times disappointed and hurt. We loose our loved ones and when people ask us how are we doing, we get tired of saying ok when we know we really are not. We get so tired of trying and nothing happens. We become weak and worried.
We wait for justice to be served through the courts and are often disappointed in it’s outcomes.
Whatever your issues are and no matter how many bumps in the road we encounter, we cannot give up!
All I know is that many of us are Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired! Many times we feel like throwing in the towel. Amazingly though, The Anima Series presents powerful words that just might help you hang that towel back up! Enjoy!