Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Joshua Michael July 26, 2001 - July 8, 2006

I loved that boy so much.

27 comments:

Mary Poppins NOT said...

May his memory be eternal!

JoAnna said...

Regina, my thoughts and prayers are with you today. I know how hard those death anniversaries are. I just endured the 10 year death/birth anniversary of my Hannah and it was a tough June for me. I'll be praying for you today...

Love,
JoAnna in NC

Dan and Hallie said...

What a sweetie pie. You will be in my prayers today.

Hallie

Sue said...

Please know my prayers are with you and your family.

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

Oh, Regina, I'm so sorry. ((hugs)) I'll remember your family in my prayers today.

J.C. said...

Regina,
Our prayers are with you and your family today. May God bless and Mary keep.
In Jesus et Maria,
J.C.

Ouiz said...

Many, many prayers for you and your family today.

I cannot begin to tell you how often that gentle reminder comes to pray for you. (for some reason, it's usually when I'm doing laundry... go figure...)

May you be carried through today, and may Jesus show you how close He is to you, now and always.

Christine said...

You and your family are in my prayers and will be included in our Rosary intentions tonight.

Elizabeth said...

Praying for you.

What a precious little boy.

rachelrimmer said...

Regina and family-
Although I do not know you, I pray for you all every time I think of Joshua. I have shared the beautiful story of his life whenever I can, and have directed many people to the website in his honor. May God comfort you today and always-one day you will meet again.
love, Rachel

Red Cardigan said...

Praying for you and for your family on this most difficult anniversary.

BoysMom said...

Regina, Two years ago the moment I heard your tragic news, my prayer to your little saint is that he would pray for his family's consolation.
May God continue to bless you and your family.
With prayers,
Ruth

Doug and Elizabeth said...

God bless you and your family. You now have an angel up there praying for you. Take comfort that he is in Very good hands.

I am so sorry you all had to suffer this, prayers for you tonight.

Hugs!
Ebeth

Melanie B said...

Regina,

You and your family are in our prayers tonight.

Deanna said...

I never got to meet him but feel your pain and loss. Love and prayers to you and the family, Deanna

Patty said...

May Our Lady enfold you in her arms now and always.

Julie said...

What a sweet picture... I pray often for your family and have asked Joshua for many intercessions.

onionboy said...

Our son Joel died 21 years ago today. Two short poems in his memory are posted at my (luminousmiseries.ca) blog, one today, one two days ago on what would have been hi 21st birthday. These are precious lives and those of us who have been blessed by them stand in horror at the thought of those who mrder their own offspring.

Will be praying also for the Young Knight and family

lj tanner said...

I do not know how to express my sympathy to you, what words would suffice? It is beautiful the way his fingers curl around the stems and mirror the layered petals. Which is softer, his young skin or the delicate flower? Equally delicate the boy you used to hold.

I have only recently found your story and that of Joshua Michael (though "Angel in the Waters" has been a beautiful addition to our home for some time). My 4th child, little Simon, is close to Joshua's age when he died and full of character just as Joshua was. I feel your sadness deeply, but I pray for your family often and remember to speak to Joshua in my prayers. I may not have known him on this earth, but as part of the Mystical Body of Christ he certainly knows me now. A comfort to think he is watching over you all.

God Bless,
Lauren

Elena said...

God bless you for sharing Joshua's memory with all of us. Your grace in grief I know has touched many and it certainly has inspired me.

Please Pray for us Joshua

Heather said...

Yes you did.
And you still do.
And it's a beautiful, courageous witness for us all.

Ranee said...

My prayers go out to you. I cannot imagine a worse loss. May the Lord comfort you and your family on this anniversary.

Mrs. Hall said...

Dear Regina,
I prayed for your family often on the 8th, and was thinking of you when I went into labor (finally) that afternoon and gave birth to our fourth boy early Wednesday morning. Life is such a complex mishmash of joy and sorrow...
Yes, you loved that boy, and you love him still. And he loves you.
Prayers for you all,
Kristyn

Alice Gunther said...

A beautiful little treasure.

Praying for you.

patjrsmom said...

Many prayers for you and your family tonight.

God Bless,
Jane

Elizabeth said...

Regina,
Obviously, you don't know me, but Joshua's story touched me so deeply, I have kept a printout of your eulogy and photos ever since.
I read it sometimes just to remind myself how fleeting this life is.
I have lost one child to miscarriage, and I lost my mother when I was just twelve. Your eloquence always uplifts me.
You are in my prayers.
Pax Christi, Elizabeth T.

Jenny said...

The one year anniversary of when our little boy went to Jesus is in a couple of weeks. We will be in the process of moving. I loved our Ben so much. Prayers and hugs from another sad mama.