I want to take a moment to write to all of you who have been so kind, and who love Paul so much.
With every passing moment since Paul's passing, I have found comfort in the small things. Each morning, I wake with a song in my head and heart, not songs that I would normally sing, but songs that Paul loved. Most of you that know me, probably know I am not a morning person, and most days I wake with barely a thought in my head, never-the-less an entire song. This morning, on my first day "back to work", this is the song I woke with, "Don't worry, about a thing, cause every little thing, is gonna be alright..."
This might be a good time to tell everyone that I dislike reggae music. Never liked it. Paul loved it, listened to it all the time, used to play it for his children when they were babies to get them to fall asleep, and it worked for them, just not for me. Paul would put any and all of the Marley's on repeat, and play their tunes until my ears bled. This is how I know that Paul is sending me these songs. I'm waking up with the sun (never did that before) and I'm humming reggae music all day (also not my norm).
I would encourage all of you that were close to Paul, or any of you that have lost someone so deeply important to you, to look for these little signs and take comfort in them. I expect that some day, when my heart has healed, that I won't wake with these songs anymore, and I will miss them, and I will still miss Paul, but when every little thing is alright again, he won't need to remind me.
All of that sappy stuff being said, I want to update you on the plans for Paul's celebration of life. Paul did not like being sad, seeing others sad, or attending funerals, so in true Paul fashion, we will not be holding a service. Instead, Paul has always wanted a celebration of life and the things he loved. On May 17th we will be celebrating Paul, when the weather and the water are warm. We invite you to join us, paddle out, honor Paul, share stories with his fellow friends and family, and count our blessings that our lives were touched in some way by this incredible guy. As the event draws near, I will post details here and on Facebook.
On another note, the fundraiser this Thursday night is being rescheduled, and as soon as I know the new date, I will post it on this site. We would still love for people to come out and support Paul and his family during this difficult time.
In the meantime, any cards or letters, or winning lottery tickets can be sent to the studio, and I will be sure to share them with the family (except those winning lottery tickets). 1803 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207
Catch waves, ride motorcycles, post selfies, love, be kind, be generous with your time and knowledge, laugh, tell stories, find comfort in the small things, and know that every little thing WILL be alright because that's how Paul would have wanted it.
All my love and gratitude,