Gr8ter Remembers Jordan Goodwin
So many of us have grieved someone who was taken from this world too soon. Today Gr8ter honors the life of Jordan Goodwin. Below is a message from his family who wish for just one more day with him. Their lives are forever changed by suicide.
“Jordan, we love you. There are days that I find so much joy in your memories and other days that I wish I could have just 2 seconds more to experience your sharp sense of humor, your sweet sullen smile, and the opportunity to just be still and tell you how much I love you as many times as possible. One more day to help you see what we saw, all in hopes you would stay. We all wish we could turn back the clock and tell you we love you and that it would change the course of things. Life is forever changed because you aren’t here, but you will always be in this auntie’s heart.
I have so many wishes and what if’s and I know none of those matters. What matters today… I get to share my beautiful nephew Jordan Terry Goodwin with you. He flew high until he couldn’t’ anymore and I love him more and more every day. Life can be so hard and dark, and we are blessed with a new start every day. If you find yourself in your darkest day and just don’t feel like you can move on…. There is always light beyond the clouds, and I want to see you live and fly high! I love you” – Amber Mausling.
Top of Tamarack
On September 24th, Jordan will be one of our many honorees at Top of Tamarack, Gr8ter’s mental health awareness and suicide prevention event. Our honorees come from all walks of life. Different paths, different experiences, different interests. And while they all may have lost their lives to suicide, it’s the powerful impact they had that unites them. Their lives had value. Their legacies are important. They had laughs that were contagious and smiles that lit up rooms. They were someone’s friend. They were someone’s family member. They were loved. We pick up the torch they left behind to ensure their powerful flames never go dark. Sharing memories of who they were and why they were so adored allows their light to shine on.
Join us on September 24th 2022 as we honor Jordan and many more who were lost too soon at Top of Tamarack!
Help is 3 Digits Away
Your struggles are valid. There are people available to listen and offer support any time of day, any day of the week. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide or self-harm, or struggling with mental health in any way, help is now just three digits away. You can call or text 988 for immediate mental health help. Please know that while the crisis line can be lifesaving for people thinking of suicide or self-harm, you don’t need to be at risk to use it. If you are struggling in any way with your mental health, reach out. Help is available.