Joseph Brian Button
June 27, 1983 – April 10, 2008
Today is the four-year anniversary of Joe’s departure from this world into eternal life in Heaven. I’m so happy for him, but sad for myself.
Even though Joe encountered such tremendous hurdles during his lifetime, he was never ready to give up on his dreams. He was fitted with an adapted computer in his elementary school years and, using a one-finger typing method, achieved a typing speed of 1-2 words per minute. You might think, “What an unremarkable achievement!” But, imagine to yourself, if you were to type a 161-page screenplay (26,000+ words). The time and energy expended by Joe to achieve his goals was tremendous. Sad to say, I would have probably given up. Not Joe! He went on to enter this screenplay in an international contest and placed in the semi-quarter finals. I think that is fabulous. (But then I am his mother.)
Joe was my cheerleader. He was always encouraging me to try new things. But I was hesitant to uncover my “dreams”. Since Joe’s passing, I have been writing. I am not in his league of writing talent but I still hear his cheering me on to seek my future.
“Come on, Mom, you can do it!”