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Just a quick reminder of inspiration to my WP friends, before we start out on our Canadian Canada Day long Weekend celebrations:

“be you”

During the times in our lives when we’re most interested in others and the world around us, we can be lead to disbelieve in our own powers, for whatever reason. I am guilty of constantly comparing my self to others blog writers, and guilty of not giving my-SELF, enough credit.

I am who I am.
I have been through many of my life’s own unique personal experiences, that have created me, as I am. Today.

Chose to “be you”, embrace you, remember you, and be confident in each and every little piece, that makes you. You are whole. You are unique. You are allowed to “be you”.

Blessed Weekends, to All of my friends, WP Family, and followers,

JayNine xox

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Mila Johnson

I purchased this blog space which was going to years ago, contain my personal opinions on all things. Thought myself a smart, intelligent, well-experienced person, whom had much to offer the world of blogging. As I read and as time passed, I discovered I am just a girl with words to share and much to learn….

an unforgettable soft smile

vanished, Mila Johnson from Brampton, Ontario, Canada
why…?

I didn’t start contributing posts to this blog until, around the date she went missing.
A close friend of my extended family was missing their teenage daughter, Mila Johnson. She was gone. She left her home one day, nothing different from any day before and she wasn’t heard from again. Just gone. VANISHED. Having spent some time with this teen myself (not much but) enough that I couldn’t ever forget the smile on her face; I couldn’t help but get involved any way I could in sharing in the search for her safe return.

Mila's photos from missing flyers poster blitz twice

Mila’s photos from missing flyers poster blitz twice

I had a Twitter account for years. Never touched it. Mila’s disappearance was the reason I started using that account. Creating ‘Our Missing Youth’ I dedicated much time tweeting, tweeting, and re-tweeting, to the media, volunteers, friends, twitter handles for the missing, organizations; anyone that would listen, re-tweet and or share my original blog posting of Mila’s disappearance! Just a few days later, there were over 3,000 people joining together in a Facebook Group dedicated to finding Mila Johnson.

where you found one you found the other ... my niece and mila(right)

where you found one you found the other … my niece and mila(right)

All anyone could think about was Mila, missing…trying to empathize, I only did what I would want the world to do if one of my children ever went missing. Wether you knew Mila or not, she has a sweetness present in her photos, that is unforgettable. I could hear the sounds of Mila and my nieces giggles, coming from my sisters apartment bathroom. Clearly recalling the sounds of the tweens (then) like yesterday as they played tricks, and hid from the annoyances of the younger children–LOL fully clothed and chatting in the bathtub LOL! ;) Texting, dancing, laughing, and just having fun; things in life normal kids should be doing, at their age. From what I knew of Mila Johnson, she was a quiet, fun-loving, down to earth teen. Blessed with a sweet aura surrounding her, that could soften a person, with just a grin. I remember little Mila’s baby face, and as if almost through magical sparkles, her childish spirit glowed through her eyes… An innocent child…

Mila Johnson missing flyer photo

Mila Johnson missing flyer photo

‘Our Missing Youth’…I chose ‘Our’ because, to some extent, the worlds children are all our ‘responsibility’. As adults we are given the job to look out for them, as much as we can, as they grow. We all try our best to be there for them as best we can…Pinterest Board for Mila Johnson

An ending this tragic, a mom losing her baby, a sister losing her best friend, a father without his ‘daddy’s girl’..an unimaginable loss…a day like this, brings a grave sadness over us all that were touched by Mila Johnson–and even the ones that weren’t… Loss of a child moves hearts of the world.

Mila Johnson from her graduation. Posted on the groups wall on Facebook.

Mila Johnson from her graduation. Posted on the groups wall on Facebook.

After ten months, finally the Police had results from forensics they had to notify the family about: And just days after ‘Mothers Day’ had to inform the suffereing family that Mila would not be returning home. Brampton newspapers printed this update article here

So I’m writing again about Mila. I am writing in this place to always keep Mila’s memories alive and amungst us here. I am writing about this to keep her family in minds, thoughts, and prayers from others. The world is a better place because of the time you shared with us here. I am writing in memory of you Mila, and keeping a place here especially dedicated to your loving memory. Your space in time was short and you will be deeply missed by many. I write this in respect and support for the parents and the entire family. I couldn’t say anything to change this but, we send many words of support and offer any assistance to the entire Family of Mila Johnson.

I pray for the families of those with missing loved ones, today and everyday.
Every Mother (and parent) is praying for your Mother Mila.
We pray for your Father, for your Sister, your loving family members,
and friends, that they may find some peace in their hearts, through a loving God.

I pray for all who loved Mila Johnson.
We pray for all who knew Mila and experienced her kindness and friendship.
I pray for the Lord (of their beliefs) to carry their hearts in comfort today; and through each their own,
personal grieving process that lies ahead.

I pray for the family to find strength in each other and that they rely on GOD for their consoling and counsel.
Prayers of love support and un-ending hope for the healing through their future.
May the Lord hold His child, Mila Johnson close, as she has been returned to His hands.
We are grateful for each moment she blessed our lives, no matter how short.
Unfortunately, this is all to real a living nightmare for too many families and we recognize their struggles at this time as well.

All are welcomed to write a message of condolence and support to the family below in the comment area.

GOD BLESS each and every parent and child out there today.

Jaynine xo

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Update: Girls FOUND SAFE …(2 of them)

Samantha Cowen & Josee Charbonneau have returned home safe.

Samantha Cowen & Josee Charbonneau have returned home safe.

It’s NOT all that are found but out of the 2 new missing, 2 have been found!

Samantha & Josee Have Been FOUND SAFE! –LINK Courtesy of the caledonenterprise.com/

Such a great email to wake up to! It’s bitter sweet however because it reminds us that we are still 2 out of 4 total missing teen girls in the last 5 months…brings deep sadness thinking of why can 2 return and not the others.

My prayers and hopes for A Seasonal Miracle however, have been restored. Please join me in hope, help, support, in love and search for the remaining missing:

Tweet Hashtag:  #findMilaJohnson for Mila Johnson of Brampton, Ontario, here in Canada. Missing Since:  AUG 3rd

Tweet Hashtag: #findMilaJohnson –LINK Courtesy of theStar.com/

and #MelosaCarrio #Orangeville #Ontario #missing since:  AUG 11th  Missing #Orangeville #MelosaCarrio Teen Girl –LINK Courtesy of Orangeville.com/

*Just a friendly reminder* I am NOT an officer, reporter, or anyone special in regards to writing these posts or in finding these girls. I am a single Mom with children and I put myself in the shoes of these hopeful parents and just trying to HELP in anyway I can; in Talking About #OurMissingYouth …ONLY because, if I were in their shoes, I’d hope the public would CONTINUOUSLY Tweet, Share, Hashtag, Post, Search, Look, Listen, Whatever; to assist!!!
Keep Tweeting People…Do NOT Give up. #findMilaJohnson

Feel Free to Leave a Comment below with a PRAYER words of HOPE, KINDNESS, or STRENGTH for the parents of these girls and I will insure its delivery to the parents, as we have met #findMilaJohnson in years past.

In Love and Strength, Many Thanks
J9

Bramptons Missing Teen Mila Johnson

Bramptons Missing Teen Mila Johnson

In Memory of #RIPAmandaTodd

RIP Amanda Todd

we must speak up #TalkAboutIt Talk about Suicide and horrifying events that happen during our adolescents with our children, more importantly to LISTEN for them.

SERIOUS POST … click link below for details on amanda-todd-suicide-2012

This video, story, situation, happens more than we think.
(I believe our newspapers have a Ban on printing about Suicides)
Just because we don’t hear about them doesn’t mean they don’t happen.
PLEASE, keep in contact with your children because essentially that’s all this girl was, A Child. A month after this video was shot (or so I read) the most TRAGIC Ending occurred…
I wish I could’ve helped.
Suicide Prevention MUST be available to everyone including in our Schools. Period.
LAST Month was: “Suicide Prevention Month”!?!
Watching Amanda Todd video,
my thoughts were LOUD:
“Where Was I? How did Amanda Todd just slip through the cracks?”
Yes theres so many more and this is not the only tragedy but it rang true and too close to home for me…Tears ran all afternoon watching her video.
Emotions were on HIGH:
I could Feel the GUTT-WRENCHING Agony of experiences of my Youth, swelling up my throat and Burning my Eyes….
It Tore at my Heart. The Fear. The realistic Fear that convinced me to my core of nothing EVER getting better, EVER… It overwhelmed me as i watched her word pictures flip one.. By one…and, time stopped when the last was shown…
….”I Have Nobody”….
(still ringing in my ears)
I have been there more times than I can honestly count…

Understandably, I may get disagreements or some backlash for saying this but, I believe we must implement in School Curriculum (possibly in Health Subject, Gym, alike). There Are ways we can make it about “Celebrating A Life and (Sharing) it’s Difficulties”. Along those lines. There are more than just a small handful of Tweens and Teens in our Schools that are suffering secretly with these types of undetectable emotions, where providing more information FREELY (ie in curriculum) MIGHT Encourage students to understand which thoughts are ‘normal’ or developmental at their stage; or if they’re something worth seeking help with… The ‘follow up’ with student that seeks help, is a whole other blog series because its just as detrimental to their security and self worth! Thats one SUGGESTION as to How a Suicide Prevention Message CAN and should be sent across to our young adults/kids.
I had similar experiences to Amanda Todd’s. I felt the loneliness. Ive ran away. Ive switched Schools. Ive been bullied. I’ve been in terrifying threatening situations from Mobs of people my age whom I thought I could trust. Ive felt like theres no way out.
We need to provide a better Way Out for these emotions and children, other than this.
I turned to no one because I thought I was the ONLY PERSON going thru this in the world…
I Firmly believe “NoOne Dies In Vain”.. With just as much Firmness, i Refuse to allow Amanada’s Suicide be in Vain.
I VOW to Stand Up–
for myself and others being Bullied
I VOW to Speak Up–I Admit vulnerably here that Im guilty. In past I overheard terrible comments about a fellow student from a teen in a coffee shop and was afraid; I said nothing–
I REFUSE to Keep Quiet Again!
I VOW to Listen Up–to my daughters and all whom approach me or i hear are sufferring!
I VOW to Amanda and all whom are suffering to DO whatever I can in my power to be the Voice of Bullied everywhere–cyber or real life.

VOW with me.
Leave an experience that you’ve had bully or bullied–
How This Story Changed YOU.
If Amanada Todd only knew me and if I only knew her…20121012-171051.jpg

Thank You Jim Richards at NewsTalk Radio1010AM for posting,sharing and talking about this video on your ShowGram yesterday…

RIP Amanda Todd
#RIPAmandaTodd

TWEET #findMilaJohnson – Mila Johnson Is Brampton ON’s Missing Teen

TheStar Article: Brampton Family Searches for missing 16 year old Girl (The Toronto Star’s original first article)#findMilaJohnson

Firstly, I’m just a supportive Mom that heard my nieces friend was missing. I HAVE met, in a few short visits, Mila Johnson. In much experiencs with youth, I found Mila gentle, sweet, quiet, funny, as I watched her interact with my own children and family.
I have no connections to the Police or their investigations, I do not endorse or oppose any ideas for finding Mila–I am simply, sharing and spreading the word.
Feel free to leave a supportive comment, prayer or share this with your Followers, reblog or the like.
YES! There ARE literally hundreds, thousands of missing children in Ontario Canada and MANY Other cities–I understand this. I Tweet about MILA JOHNSON #findmilajohnson and will; until she is home safe. WHY? BECAUSE Mila Johnson is a well respected, teen friend, of extended family. Because, If it was my child, I would expect my friends/acquaintences to do the same thing I am! TWEET: #findMilaJohnson
Mila Johnson should be spending countless time with friends texting, picture taking, laughing til they drop! Things girls their age are supposed to be doing! The joyous sounds I PRAY Mila’s family will soon hear…
Please, if MILA sees this and is out there nervous or afraid in anyway, because of all the publics interest:
Do not be afraid Mila! NOTHING ELSE matters more to anyone than your safe return. Please, call your family, Police, return home, call or even send a message…
My hope and purpose is to get people talking and listening. Listening to passerbys talking in the streets for MILA’s name, to encourage OurYouth with Valueable Information to call Peel Police at 222-TIPS to HELP.
More of us should mention Mila’s story on radio, tv, paper, everywhere–so Mila herself or perpetrators clearly understand: BRING MILA HOME!
The cold weather is FAST approaching, days are getting darker, colder, and longer–WE MUST act fast! I believe as a collective public, we have some form of responsibility in assisting to find today’s missing youth.
The WORLD has changed. Completely. PLEASE HELP. Keep tweeting and RT #findMilaJohnson today.
In closing and without a doubt, we send our empathetic support, prayers, to every Other Family with any type of missing loved one as well. Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,
Caring Mother,
(Representing ALL the Worried Moms)