Jeff’s Birthday

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Tomorrow is my friend, Jeff Moody’s birthday. The above picture is him with his son, Zeke. For those of you who read my journal and know me, he is my dear friend in Florida who passed away in August. I have been thinking about him constantly. I still have not gotten over the fact that I can’t just pick up the phone and call him. I look at his name on my cell phone almost every day wishing I could call and he would pick up and I could hear his voice again. I’ve gone to watch his video at the funeral home website about five million times. He is missed so much. But I’ve been comforted because he’s come to me in so many dreams to say hello, and I know he’s not far away.

I really wanted to do something that would commemorate his birthday and the person he was. I wanted to do something that would make a difference in the world in his name because he made a difference in so many people’s lives, including mine.

Lately, I’ve been fortunate enough to be performing pretty regularly and I feel really blessed that I’m making my living doing things I truly love. Not that I’m well off and don’t have to worry about things, but I’m making it happen, slowly but surely. Part of the reason that I feel like I’ve been getting all these gigs out of nowhere and that Revolver is moving forward, is because he’s watching over me and putting the right people in my path.

Tomorrow, on his birthday, I was lucky enough to be hired to perform at a holiday party. I’ve decided that in honor of his birthday, I’m going to donate the entire amount that I will make performing tomorrow to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Jeff loved kids so much and at one point we were in the hospital together talking after he was diagonsed with cancer and he said to me, “Could you imagine being a child and going through this?” That’s what made this decision for me.

Also, for the entire day tomorrow, 10% of all purchases made at my online retro boutique, Danger Dame will be added onto my contribution to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.

Happy Birthday, Jeff. I love you and miss you so much, my friend. My life was so much better and brighter because you were in it. I am so thankful for the day that we met each other. You will never be forgotten. This is the first year of a beautiful, long tradition of helping others on your day.