Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

This week we put up two Christmas trees for Michael at Forest Lawn.  One is outside in the area the fans have claimed as Michael’s for flowers, cards, etc.   The other one was placed inside Holly Terrace as close to him as possible.

Both trees are very special and hold so much love for Michael.  All the love that was put in to decorating the trees, physically and spiritually combined to make them magic!  The trees were decorated by ornaments from fans from all over the world.

Over the past 5+ years that Michael has been gone, there is a small group of us that visit weekly and we have come to know some of the visitors that come to visit their own loved ones who are buried in Holly Terrace. 

From the beginning, as we do with all who come to visit their loved ones, we say hello.  All will respond back, some warmer than others. There is one particular couple who come every week to visit their child.  They are older and the husband has always been more receptive to us than his wife.  The husband will make small talk but the wife rarely if ever says anything.  She is not as standoffish as she originally was.  This past Sunday as we were finishing up the outside tree and putting up the star, the couple came out from Holly Terrace.  Another fan and I were talking and she was attempting to put up the star but it was too high up. They slowed down to see what we were doing and the wife looks at the situation and she walks right over to the tree and pulls it close to Mone, who was standing on the bench with the star in her hand, looking at the tree  and holds it so she can place the star.  Her husband and I just stood there and smiled.  We thanked them both and wished them a good day.

This year is the first time in the 3 years that we have been doing a Christmas tree for Michael that we were allowed to decorate the tree ourselves.   Rhonda and I worked the whole entire day decorating that tree.  The day was perfect. The weather was perfect.  We worked on the terrace area of the tree.  Not many visitors were going in to Holly Terrace this Christmas Eve.  A few in particular stood out to me.  All of them were older, probably in their 70’s or more. 

The first one was an elderly man who had a little trouble getting up the stairs.  As he approached, I said “hello”.   I could see he struggled a bit and I held my hand out for him to assist him up and he smiled.   I watched him as he walked to the second set of steps and was close by to see if he needed my hand again, but he was okay.   He went inside and when he came out I was walking to get more ornaments.    He said to me, “that’s a lot of work”,  I smiled at him, and said “Yes, these trees and ornaments are from his fans from all over the world”.  He continued to walk and said, “that’s a good thing that you are doing and it’s important”.  I agreed with him and we wished each other a good day and a happy holiday.

Shortly after an elderly couple came up holding hands and went inside.  When they came out the wife said to me , “Everything looks beautiful, Michael would love it!”   That also put a smile on my face as I thanked her and wished them a happy holiday.

Michael’s love continues to grow and spread among and around us.  I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and A Happy Holiday.



  1. I can't hold my tears! God bless you Jody and all of you there <3

  2. Love what you are doing, keep up the good work.

  3. Thank you for continuing the love and respect for Michael. It was an honour for me to be a part of this beautiful tree(s) and your loyalty to Michael is astounding. He is looking down and smiling. God bless you!

  4. Thank you wonderful. Falynne has a gift under our tree for Michael. ..she asked me how we would get it to him. I didn't have an answer.
    See you in June. ...
    Merry Christmas ♡

  5. ♥♥♥ Dear Jody ... I am overwhelmed and so very grateful that you exist to forward the LOVE of all Fan`s for MICHAEL, Doris from Germany ♥♥♥

  6. ♥♥♥ Dear Jody ... I am overwhelmed and so very grateful that you exist to forward the LOVE of all Fan`s for MICHAEL, Doris from Germany ♥♥♥


  7. Thanks Jody !! ........ for us that we are far 12,000 km from you, your words are magic. Thanks for being our hand and get to where we can not. A hug and a kiss from Italy ......... Tiziana Schellino Jackson.

  8. Jody <3 thank you from the bottom of my heart that you wrote what the day looked like and for telling us about meeting with people Hope someday good God will let me to see Forest Lawn at live and visit Michael personally <3
    Thank you for your work <3

  9. That's beautiful, Jody... thank's again for all you are doing. <3 And say hello to Rhonda :) Love, Martina

  10. Thank you so much for doing that for Michael...LOVE LIVES FOREVER:>)

  11. God Bless you Jody! Thank you from Italia.

  12. Wonderful to read this, although it is already January. I love the part of the woman who never spoke a word, but offered a helping hand when needed. This proves again that when you show respect to others, it will sooner or later come back to you.
    Dear Jody, we can never thank you enough for all that you do for Michael and for us who can't be there on FL. Wish you and your family a blessed New Year!


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