Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Joseph

This is the slideshow we made last year of Joseph's life. We've added one more song that Allen wrote, called "Back Home." (This isn't the official polished version as it is still in production, but the slideshow distorts so much of the music that you can't tell.) Thanks again to John Moessner who worked for peanuts.

Happy Birthday, Joe P.! We miss you more than words can say. One day we'll all be back home and what rejoicing there will be!

26 comments:

Nana-bear said...

Happy Birthday sweet precious Joseph.We miss that boy so much.Thanks gill for the great slide show.My heart aches for him and mostly for you guys.Stay strong.He was the cutest baby and toddler in the whole world.We will never ever forget him.I am so glad the celebration went well today with your friend and kiddos.We love you all so much Mom Dad Davey

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Joseph. Your daddy wrote some beautiful songs about you.
Our thoughts are with all of you.
The Hutchins family

nana-bear said...

Allen That music is amazing.The words so meaningful and profound.Thank you for sharing itis so beautiful you both loved Joe P well.We will remember him forever.love fromNana-Bear

Sarah-Jane said...

oh the tears. Love you guys.

juliette said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Joseph. We love you.
Juliette and JR

Nana_Bear said...

Happy birthday Joe P David sent off his balloon before school and Alex and Connor sent off the Thomas the Tank Engine balloons.Leslie sent the photo to your e-mail.Thinking of you today and tomorrow."Yets play chasing "

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to precious Joseph. Still grieving with you and celebrating his redeemed life from NC.

Love,
Chas and Catherine

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Joseph! Your words are beautiful Gillian as you share your thoughts and emotions with us. Words are not enough to say how much we are sad with you ! I remember his little face so well, even though I didn't know him well... I loved watching him with Allen in the lobby of the church as you left nursery. We pray the GREAT love of the Father will be with you today and everyday! I pray that you will know how long and wide, how high and how deep he loves you!

Sally said...

Praying for you guys today and tomorrow.
Sally

suzebab said...

Oh the tears is right! We miss you my brave friend! As I look at you playing with Holly in these pictures, it reminds me of one of the last times I saw you...you and Holly were playing at the house together and you were being SO sweet to her. I think you gave her one of your cars to hold!! I know she misses you so much! Praying for all of you.

Sam said...

Al and Gill,
Thank you so much for posting this. I sure do miss chasing and being chased by JoeP. Praying for you today and tomorrow.

uncle sam

Matt said...

Happy Birthday, Joseph!

He sure is one missed little boy. Praying for you guys.

Love,
Uncle batmar

PS - Balloons coming from the beach in a little bit!

Matt said...

Happy Birthday, Joseph!

He sure is one missed little boy. Praying for you guys.

Love,
Uncle batmar

PS - Balloons coming from the beach in a little bit!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys and miss Joseph daily
beth

Anonymous said...

We celebrate his life today and the joy he brought to many. May God comfort and bless you.
Kissell's

Anonymous said...

Gillian, thanks for posting this again. Allen, the songs are beautiful and it's through tears and smiles that I watched it. Joseph lived every day to the fullest didn't he? Every moment was an adventure for him. I loved watching the world through his eyes. Joe P. had his mommy's generous spirit and beautiful smile and his daddy's keen sense of humor. He taught me how to be a "Mimi"and how to enjoy the smallest things that most of us don't even notice.My life is richer because of having Joseph as my grandson. Happy Birthday, Joseph. Love, Mimi

Anonymous said...

Beautiful- just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. Love, Mel and Steve

Christy said...

Oh my. Wow. Still doesn't seem that it could possibly be true. What a beautiful, beautiful boy. Music is unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

I felt privileged to watch the balloons go up to Joseph today as Kathy's class released them. I thought of how much Joseph would have loved seeing all of those kids running and cheering for their balloon to "win" and go the highest. Thank you for sharing the slideshow of your beautiful boy and the beautiful songs. You are all in our prayers.

Alison Fontenot

Brea said...

What a beautiful, precious child. Happy birthday Joseph!

May God hold you all near to His loving heart.

Jean Joiner said...

hard to watch, but so so sweet. thanks for sharing this...it was great to remember what a fun-loving boy Joseph was. i miss him.

praying for you...

Randi said...

Beautiful..there are no words.
Love you, dear Peabodys...

Laura said...

I've been thinking of you guys all week long knowing these days were approaching. Gillian, your words are so beautiful and Allen, your music and lyrics are amazing. I hope both outlets can bring some comfort and healing to your great loss. And then one day, as you said, there will be great rejoicing when you are reunited.

suzannemorris said...

Wow. Do you watch that over and over and just weep? So many precious photos and memories for your family. Thanks for sharing.

courtney said...

I am in awe of how awesome a mom you are. In those pictures, just the smile on your face even when I know there was so much pain. I pray for you guys every day, b/c every day I cannot wrap my mind around YOUR every day. Praying for strength in each and every moment until the day that our Father reunites all of you-

So much love to you guys-

Courtney

Beth said...

I never knew your sweet boy but was certainly touched and brought to tears by his story. I pray that you are comforted today for God is near to the brokenhearted.