Tuesday, January 29, 2013


 Happy birthday in heaven to our sweet firstborn.
We celebrate and sing here, while angels sing your birthday song.
Your life and memory continues to teach us about faith, 
love, strength, brokenness, healing, and the glory of heaven.

We love and miss you, and cannot wait until we see you again. 


  1. Happy happy birthday sweet Joy!

    Julie, you honor her memory every day.

  2. beauty can come from ashes....joy taught you this...and then you taught me this truth. i'm not sure who i would have turned to during those darkest days of my life - but God had me turn to you! so thankful for that. PS...i'm pregnant again. God is so good. jack and this baby will be 13 months apart. who knew that beauty would come from ashes...i sure wouldn't have believed it.

  3. Happy birthday sweet Joy. Peace to your family.

  4. Happy birthday sweet girl. Hope Nate is with you today to celebrate :)


  5. Happy Birthday, sweet Joy. Julie, thank you for sharing with us... for giving us perspective we might have been too stubborn to see without your openness... for glorifying Him in your heartbreak... for showing us how to love better, stronger, more deeply.

  6. thinking of you and your clan today!

  7. Happy birthday to Joy! I'm thankful to see you praising the Lord, even through this pain. You're an inspiration for me!

  8. Happy birthday to your Joy, I am only a year out coming onto two years from our little boy spassing and knowing you made 11 ywears somehow seems awe inspiring, heartbreaking but hopeful all at the same time. God bless

  9. In the blink of an eye- sending prayers and love <3

  10. [24] The LORD bless you and keep you;
    [25] the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    [26] the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
    Numbers 6:24-26

  11. Thank you for showing us how to show joy in the midst of pain. My "babies" turn 11 in March and they would love to know where you got those cool candles.

  12. Happy Birthday to your sweet angel..
    Beautiful picture of your kiddos!


I love sunshine, happy people, and the power to delete. Sparkles! Rainbows! Unicorns!