My Name is Jodi Barber. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Bill for 27 years. Together 35 years! We have two beautiful sons. Blake is 19 and Jarrod would be 23. Although he is not with me physically, he is with me spiritually and always by my side! We have been living in Laguna Niguel for 24 years.
When we lose someone we love before his time,
the grief is inconsolable
the questions never ending. . .
Why, we ask, and
What can be learned from this passing
Of one whose life was only just beginning?
The answers do not come easily,
And comfort from our grief cannot be found
Except in the lives of others......
Who now may live
because of Jarrod's legacy.
He has shown us how to live And how NOT to die
And we thank him for this brutal lesson.
If we want to honor this young man,
Our beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, friend
Then we must always remember his journey
and know that if he could,
he would say to each of us Choose life, Choose wisely
If we can hear his message clearly,
then Jarrod's loss will never be in vain
And his memory will live on
In the friends he left behind.
And if, in the future, the choices that they make,
Show deep remembrance of their dearest friend.
He will never be forgotten,
and his life, however short, will serve a higher purpose.