Missing Josh...

beachta1

Dream Builder
We leave for our trip next Wednesday. For trips of years past, I was already binge reading Josh's posts to catch up everything new and his opinions. It feels weird to be going without his insights, or to post here anymore. Its just a bummer and I'm feeling sad about it today :/
 

Mrs Darling

Well-known member
I think that “hole” will be there for many of us for a long time. I lost a friend & running mentor to cancer in the last year too and I notice the same thing. A little bit of joy is missing when I run, even though I know he’d be the first to want me to keep doing something we loved. I feel like I’m honouring him by keeping on keeping on and keeping his memory alive in little ways.
 

BoSoxGal

Active member
Funny I had this same feeling today. I’m leaving the week after you. I would also comb through all of the festival posts and recent updates to gear up and add to the excitement. It definitely does not feel the same :(
 

projectx

Active member
I completely understand. While we've interacted on this forum, I've never met the man in person. Still... just jumping onto this forum isn't the same. Looking out to our Thanksgiving trip... yes, we will have fun, and yes, we will make great memories... but a part of it will be missing, as strange as that may sound.
 

ThemeParkCommando

Active member
I have my reservations for September for a quick 3 day trip to WDW. I keep seeing my Ten Dragons shirt in my closet. I am looking forward to wearing it to Nine Dragons, and happy to remember and honor Josh. at the parks, as I remember him every day as I visit this site. I'm going to take a tilted, artsy photo, just for him.
 

RetroCOTfan

Well-known member
I still haven't read his last post. I just can't. I've read the opening paragraphs (that appear on the home page) a half dozen times or so and smiled, but I just can't click through. I know it's silly, but it's like my mind is telling me that once I read that, it's really done. There's no new content. No new jokes. No new references to the position of the sun or throwing $10k on the ground or feeling crowded or...well any of it. No new Josh, walking me through the state of the parks, commenting on construction, documenting the price changes at food carts, and timing touring plans/strategies.

And it makes me sad.
 

magic1106

May be computer illiterate, but I figured out how
I’m finding it harder and harder to check in here. All of you are amazing, wonderful, supportive, helpful, and have great stories but since I don’t have a trip planned, I’m not finding a reason to. It saddens me to think of Josh and know I will never have the chance to tell him how appreciated he was.

I will definitely need help next year when we plan our trip and I consider this site the most trustworthy and reliable. I wouldn’t know where to turn if I didn’t have you all
 
I’m finding it harder and harder to check in here. All of you are amazing, wonderful, supportive, helpful, and have great stories but since I don’t have a trip planned, I’m not finding a reason to. It saddens me to think of Josh and know I will never have the chance to tell him how appreciated he was.

I will definitely need help next year when we plan our trip and I consider this site the most trustworthy and reliable. I wouldn’t know where to turn if I didn’t have you all
I think Josh knew how appreciated he was; of course, many of us desire to have been able to tell it face to face, I understand completely 😔
 
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