I wish everyone in the world could have been at Aaron's funeral today. It was a perfect celebration of his life and I know that's how he would have wanted it.
I wish I could have told him that I love him before he passed away.
I wish we weren't so hard on ourselves.
I wish that the plant that I received today in honor of Aaron would stay alive forever.
I wish I had a green thumb so that it would even stay alive for a month!
I wish there were no such thing as addiction. Not to drugs, not to alcohol, not to pornography, not to diet coke, not to anything.
I wish I were better at making sure everyone knows how great they are and how much they are loved.
I wish I hadn't wasted so many hours of my life on facebook.
I wish life were fair but it's just not.
I wish the events in Japan this weekend could be reversed.
I wish peace and understanding for all those whose lives have been turned upside down.
I wish everyone could know what I know.
I know that death is not the end of our existence.
I know that the spirit within each of us continues on for eternity.
I know that I will see Aaron again.
I know that families will be together forever through Heavenly Father's plan.
I know that holding back tears gives me a headache.
I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world!
I know that through Him we can return to live with Heavenly Father, our families, and Aaron.
I know that we can be forgiven of our sins COMPLETELY.
I know that forgiveness is only possible because of Jesus Christ and the Atonement.
I know that Heavenly Father put us all down here together so that we can help each other to celebrate, help each other to mourn, help each other to overcome hard things, and help each other to return to Heavenly Father.
All of my wishing reminded me of a quote that Aaron would love because he probably has the biggest collection of Jordan shoes on the planet and he loves Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."
Aaron, you will always be missed but not for long. We will all meet again soon. All of the friends that surrounded your casket today as you were buried will someday be surrounding YOU as you catch us up on what we've missed and as you tell us of all the pranks you've pulled in Heaven. Until then, rest peacefully.