Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Brody Joss!!!

Our Schubby Buddy would have celebrated his 5th birthday today. We could not let the day pass without honoring him in some way. We spent some time at the cemetery each writing a message on a balloon and then releasing them to Heaven. We also had some cupcakes and just took a moment to reflect on the sweet memory of our Angel Boy.

We love and miss you so much, Brody! You are in our thoughts, prayers and every aspect of our daily lives. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dearest Brody...

Our Dearest Brody,
Its been nearly one year since we said goodbye to you. By far the hardest thing we have ever done and may possibly ever do. We miss you terribly and think about you often. Occasionally I can still see you lying there on the living room floor--cross legged, watching Cars and munching on Fruit Loops. I can still hear your laughter. That sweet infectious laughter. I remember your cute stubby fingers and those tiny little feet. I remember when you first fell in love with M&M's--a love that only grew stronger in time. I remember mixing those M&M's in your potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner so we could get you to show any interest in eating. I remember when you learned to crawl. It was short lived but it was an incredible triumph! I remember how you loved "peek-a-boo" when you were little. I remember how well behaved you were on those long car rides back and forth to Primary Children's. I can still see you "dancing" in the back seat along with the beat of the music. I remember how much you loved to swim. How much you loved your puppies. How much you loved your sippy cup. How much you loved your family. How much strength and determination you had in everything you did. And I remember how hard it was to lose you.... and how hard it continues to be. Brody, thank you for blessing our lives for those 4 short years. Your memory and legacy will live on forever. You have touched more hearts in 4 years than most people do in a lifetime. Because I knew you, I have been changed for good. We love you and miss you! Until we meet again....

Mom, Dad and Kaybri Jo

Karen Harwood

Last week, Joss grandmother died after decades of battle against MS. We are saddened to see her go but are glad she is no longer in pain. Although I never had much of an opportunity to get to know her, I can say this--she was an amazing woman with a great outlook on life. She never complained and always saw the good in everything and everyone. She is truly one of heaven's angels and will be missed.