Thinking of You, Joey!

This month marks two significant dates. One is my beautiful boy's would-be 15th birthday. And the second is the date of his passing. I thought it would be nice to include some of my favorite memories of him as the month continues as I know it will be a difficult time for our family.

Memory #1: He LOVED America's Funniest Home Videos. He would throw his head back and laugh and laugh whenever he watched it. We still love watching it to this day.

Memory #2: He never minded sharing with his dad or I. He would give up the best of what he had if we expressed any interest in it.

Memory #3: He could draw like nobody's business. Since he was old enough to hold a pencil, he was always drawing. I always wondered what he would do with his art. I still wonder.

Memory #4: He had the softest fuzzy skin. So sweet to touch and kiss. I miss that peach fuzz on his face (although at 15 he might have been dealing with facial hair already).

Memory #5: He loved friends. He was always heading up some adventure or pretend session with his friends. And I loved hearing them running around in the backyard. I miss those sounds.


  1. Thanks for sharing. Of course, you made me cry! My prayers will be with you as you continue to experience such tender feelings. You're amazing.

  2. Anonymous12:18 PM

    You, your family and friends are in so many of my prayers. My eyes just got a good cleansing. Thanks for sharing such good thoughts of Joey. ~Sandra~

  3. Jen, Thank you for sharing such tender memories and blessing us all with your openness. My heart aches for you & your family. Wishing you much peace & comfort as you walk through the month.

  4. Such sweet, beautiful memories! Thinking of you! :)

  5. I know that you don't know me very well, but I want you to know that I truly think of you everyday. Especially when I look at my two little boys and wonder what it would be like to be in your shoes. I pray for you constantly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing your memories--it makes me look for those little things I cherish in my boys. ((hugs))

  6. such precious memories. i think you're amazingly strong for what you and your family have been through. will be thinking of you.

  7. ((Hugs)) Jen.
    I think of you often.
    And Joey.

  8. I'm praying that peace abounds during this hard month for you all. Beautiful memories like this help speed the peaceful feelings closer!

  9. Sarah Klemish12:25 PM

    Oh Jennifer....I love reading your wonderful memories of Joey. He sounds like he was an amazing little boy and so loved. I can't imagine how much you must miss him!

    Big hugs!


  10. When I think of Joey, which is more often than you might think, I remember him just like the picture, in his white Sunday shirt with a contagious smile on his face.

    I'm so grateful that I got to know him and YOU!

    Thanks for sharing your memories.


  11. You got me crying, but I'm glady I stopped by and got to share a little of Joey with you.

  12. Sherri P eh6:19 PM

    Your words touch my heart. Thank you for sharing.

  13. aww Jen. thanks for sharing... he's living in your heart and in ours.

  14. May God bless each of you and get you through this difficult time. Enjoy the memories because nothing can take those from you and cherish each moment.
    Hugs to you and you are in my prayers.

  15. Oh Jen, How I have thought of you since it turned April. I know this is a hard month for you. I LOVE that you are sharing a little of Joey with us. Thinking of you and your family in the coming weeks.


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