Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Our Sweet Jordy Boy.....

...today you are 26...

26 years ago God blessed us with you ~ a fuzzy headed little bundle of pure joy. You gave us 25 years of laughter, joy, pride and love. Your life, your hugs, your laugh, your impersonations, your ability to walk in a room and make everybody smile and laugh - all of it is was the biggest birthday gift that you, Jordan, ever gave to all of us. Now you belong to Heaven and the stars spell out your name....Jordy Boy.


Though your candle burned out long before due,
we shall always remember this day and YOU.


Your friends and family miss you so very, very much!!!!!!
Keep doing the butterfly drive-bys...we know you are around us.

We love you, always and forever....

***
They that dwell under his shadow shall return;
they shall revive as the corn and grow as the vine.


Hosea: 14:7


82 comments:

Susan said...

What a cute picture.
The first year is the hardest...
the first birthday,
the first Christmas,
the first New Year's
without them.
You will be in my prayers.
Susan

Jaclyn said...

Just want to let you know that I'm thinking about you today! I hope that you are surrounded by peace and happy memories.

Donna said...

I am crying as I read this! I know how your heart aches. I will be praying for you today!
I am wondering how I will make it through the "firsts". I dread the holidays for the first time in my life since Amber went to Heaven. I know she is watching down on us, but it is so hard without her to keep us laughing here on earth.
Please try to remember the good time and the funny moments we had with them. Jordan and Amber are probably entertaining each other in Heaven celebrating Jordan's birthday.
Hugs and Blessings,
Donna

Shelley said...

I'm sad for you today dear,Becky...but,your faith gives others hope...we will see our loved ones again...what blessed hope and comfort in just knowing this truth...may God bless you with peace today.

val the crafty gal said...

Happy Birthday to you as well -I will be praying for you today!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sending you comforting hugs. God bless you.

xoxoxo
Spencer

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful blessing your son has been to you and how very sad I feel that he was taken from you.. I wish you inner peace and just wanted to say how I admire you for finding beauty in so many things and being an inspiration to others. Thankyou for letting me peek in. Betty (England)

Dawn said...

I always think of you and Jordan when I see btterflies now. Some of our first comments back and forth were about the yellow butterfly on my first header and the yellow butterfly in your garden.

Jordan will always be with you in those sweet memories.
Hugs,
Dawn

LDH said...

Thinking of you this special day!

Kindly, ldh

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Jordan. Sending big hugs to you today Becky!

Amelia said...

Thinking of you today! Happy memories are beautiful treasures! We love you and your family!

Martine said...

Happy birthday to your son. We hope you have a peaceful day.

xo martine

skoots1mom said...

Praying EVERY memory becomes more golden...he was so precious!
Our Most-Loving Heavenly Father, send your warming arms to embrace Becky and her family today.
Comfort them all in ways YOU know they need comforting and remind them of Your unfailing love, of your promises of making our Heavenly home, preparing it for us...there Your believers will ALL be reunited with our loved ones and with You...
it's just not gonna EVER get any better than that! So, we thank You, Lord, for loving us so compassionately...
AMEN & AMEN

Daisy Cottage said...

(((((((Becky)))))))))

We love you so much.


Kim

Rhondi said...

Happy birthday sweet Jordie. I know you miss him so much!
Hugs, Rhondi

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Dear Becky, I'm thinking about you today - and I'm hoping you can celebrate Jordy's life and the incredible joy he brought to you.

((((HUGS))))
Lynn

Maison Douce said...

What a sweet picture... Thinking of you and sending you a big hug!!!
Isabel

becky up the hill said...

Love and prayers.

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday to Jordan. My thoughts are with you today, Becky. Sending love and prayers,

Claudia

Brenda said...

Thinking of you and your sweet son!
I wish you peace and love. I am sure your Jordy boy is wrapping you in angel hugs today!
Best wishes to you!
love, Brenda

Dusty Devoe said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet angel. Wrapping hugs around you today.

the wild raspberry said...

oh dear sweet becky~
i hope that you embraced the day and filled it with joy.
my thoughts and prayers are with you.
chasity

Colleen said...

Becky, I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today. I know how much you miss him every single day and I know how difficult the birthdays and holidays are. Just know you are being thought of today and so is your son.

Happy Birthday in Heaven Jordan!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Dear Becky,
Big, Big Hugs today for you and your family. Your heart is full, I know.
Elizabeth

from our front porch... said...

Oh, sweet Becky. I know today is another of "those hard" days.
I didn't get to keep my son as long as you did, only a few short hours. But the hurt is always there.
Today have many wonderful reflections that sustain you.

I have a lot of souls that I think of when butterflys zing past me. Jordy is one of them.
Blessings to you and your family.
Misha

Anonymous said...

I just love your cheery and warmhearted way of making days sunny even when skies are gray... Your bright, happy outlook always gives me a lift when I stop in to take a look!
Kim S.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I thinking about you and sending you (((hugs)))
Kelly

A Sentimental Journey said...

Much Love to you, my friend

xoxoxoxo P

Anonymous said...

God bless you and your family on this special day and always. I am so happy that you have such good memories of your sweet boy.

Lots of prayers, Debbi

Linda said...

I love that pic...what a wonderful way to remember your sweet son. I will keep you in my prayers Becky.

Blessings,
Linda

Millie said...

I guess I came to your blog after that sad event...I applaud you for carrying on ....what sweet memories you must have...Hugs to you...

Tracy said...

Becky, just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you.
{{{HUGS}}}
Tracy

Michelle said...

Becky,

Just letting you know, I'm thinking of you ~ what a loving post..

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a sweet memorial to a blessed son. A wonderful picture too, that shows his personality so well. You're in my prayers.
Blessings,
Marcia

sissie said...

I'll be thinking of you and your family. Happy Birthday to your angel. May you find peace knowing he is always with you.

Maggie and Mitch said...

(((((((((hugs)))))))))))
We're thinking of you today.

Love ya lots
Maggie, Mitch and Sue

Barb said...

Your in my thoughts....Barb

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love that picture! How wonderful that you have such happy memories of him and with him. I didn't know this was your Jordan's birthday, and I came over to tell you that my Bread of Life pillow arrived today, and it is too perfect. I had ordered to give as a gift, but now I'm wanting to keep it. You are in my prayers. laurie

Suz said...

You've touched a stranger with your Hosea passage
I ask God to bless you and watch over you and your family

Connie said...

I'm surprised you kept him with those things up his nose, sugar!!! I can't stop laughing....Seriously, laughing my head off!!!
xoxo,
Connie
He's cute. Just kidding!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear sweet friend, I am on my third glass of wine as I watch my wee Bonny Jean breath her last labored breaaths. I know I am being upheld by your prayers and that my loss can not compare with yours. In this world we will have trail and tribulation , but we both can rejoice that he, Jesus the christ has over come and look forward to a joyfull reunion. I know you didn't want Bonny to leave today but God may have other plans. I told her with that incredible clump of coal nose that if it is at all possible that she should sniff out Jordan and give hime a big birthday kiss from his mom , dad and brother. Strenght for today bright hope for tomorrow. Waveney

Jacqueline said...

My heart hurts for you tonight. This takes such courage to post I'm sure, but there's peace, knowing he is safe and well with our Savior. I celebrate your son, one I never knew and prayers forward for all who love him.

Anonymous said...

I come here often and I remember how very sad I felt for you when your son passed.I wish you strength and peace.

MyJourneyBack said...

My God give you peace today as he is loving your Jordy boy for you.
Praying that you are safe and secure in His love today.
Hugs,
Sherry

Anonymous said...

Dear Becky ,Bonny is on her way. she departed this earth at 7:28. God was mercyful, I am on my 4th glass of wine and am celebrating her reserection with two choclate truffles. Perhaps she is with Jordy by now. Rembember GOD is good. Waveney

The Green Pea said...

Dear Becky, congratulations to you for giving birth 26 years ago to your wonderful son Jordy Boy. In Holland they always congratulate the mother. I like that, after all we carried them next to our heart for 9 months. Love you, sandi

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thinking of you today on Jordan's birthday. What a special young man he was and a wonderful son. His memories remain close in your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love & blessings from NC!

PamKittyMorning said...

xo.

Kathleen Grace said...

You and your family are written in my book of prayers and I never stop lifting you up. He was a beautiful kid and a beautiful young man. Sending love and hugs your way.

Kathy

Lori said...

My heart goes out to you, such a remarkable young man! Love,Lori

Julie said...

What a sweet boy! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Sue said...

Your precious boy was looked after with love by his family. He gave you love in return, and together you made memories. Now he is in heaven watching over you, just as you once did for him. I hope you can find comfort in this.
All the best, Sue

Anonymous said...

May the Lord give you peace and sweet memories today.

Pam in Central Texas

joy said...

Thank you Jordan for serving our country proud. May your mother and family have peace in their hearts.

Elma said...

You are in my prayers. I pray the Lord gives you all you need at this time. We don't understand but Our Lord knows all.

marie said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers. Praying the Lord fills you with peace & sweet memeories.

Esther Sunday said...

Happy birthday Jordy!!! You have touched those who never met you! Becky, thinking of you and your family on this day - with love, Esther

The Little Uke's Cukes! said...

We are all praying as always sweet friend ~you are always so close by~ I hope that the cake was enjoyed by one and all ~ and what a beautiful photo of a beautiful boy!
Love you, NEBS

Lallee said...

No wonder you have been on my mind all.week.long! I was praying for you. God obviously knew why. Precious, precious, adorable, funny photo of Jordan. Love to you my special friend. May God continue to be your greatest comfort.
Love,
Lallee

Amber said...

my heart is with you on this day

GWENDOLYN said...

My heart goes out to you. Thoughts and prayers too. Blessings.
Gwen

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Jordy. Such a precious and silly picture. Worth a 1,000 words. Beautiful boy. I love the butterfly drive-bys! I believe in them to! Thinking of you as always Becky, but more so this week...xo

Love,
Maryjane

Into Vintage said...

Dearest B,
The photo of little birthday boy Jordy is too cute - he must have kept you laughing! Thinking of you, Jordy & your family. xo -amy

Anonymous said...

Here is a passage that has helped me: (I don't know the author)
"I've only slipped away in the next room. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Play, smile, think of me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort.
Life means all that it ever meant. It's the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past, nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before--only better, infinitely happier and forever--we will all be one together with Christ."

May God bless you as you remember happy memories.
BB from Ga.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful young man. He continues to thrive on the other side of the garden wall...I will never forget the shock of that morning!
God Bless you and your family, Becky! My thoughts and prayers are with you precious friend!
Mona

addie373 said...

Dear Becky,
What an adorable picture of your sweet son. How heavy your heart must be today, I wish I knew of some profound words that I could write but I'm at a loss. I just pray that God is holding you up in his loving arms as only he can do. Today and always.
Blessings to you and your family,
Sheila

Denise said...

Oh...... I just cried and cried... How my heart broke looking at that sweet face..... I know you cried that day..... Sorry I missed this post until today.......

I know that God celebrates his life now living with the Father but I know that the Father sees your heart and understands.........

Love ya girl...

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

You are in my thoughts and my prayers....m...

MyJourneyBack said...

Stopping in today to say "Hi" and tell you I am thinking about you.
I am praying God gives you love and a big hug today.
Love,
Sherry

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Happy Birthday to your Angel~boy.....Remembering those who fought for us today.

Hugs and prayers~Sheri

twinkle said...

Yes, happy birthday Jordy Boy! I can just imagine the heavenly cake he must have enjoyed, along with the sparkling lights covering it!

Becky, I know it has been so very hard for you. But you have really been an inspiration to us through this valley you've traveled. I am sure it has been rich and fertile for you. But difficult...in fact, impossible, to live. Jesus loves you, this I know. Hang on to that. Like a lifeline.

And remember that life is like a vapor and you will see Jordy Boy again. That is the one true comfort to a mother's tender heart.

Love you and will be praying for you through these holidays. Impress upon yourself to live them in memory of Jordan's zest for life.

Carol said...

Thinking of you & wishing you a day of peace and good memories.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Awwww Honey.....Happy Birthday to Jordan....wish you were together.

BIG FAT Hugs,
Robin

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Warm hugs and tender prayers to you, my friend. You are always in my thoughts and on my heart.
Patricia

Ginger said...

What a beautiful post for your son.You are still in my prayers Becky.
God Bless,
Ginger

Linda Crispell said...

I have learned so much from your grace. He was the sweetest little boy and the handsomest young man, keep celebrating his life.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What an adorable picture. He must have been quite the cut-up.

My thoughts and prayers are still with you and your family. Happy Belated Birthday Jordan!

Kathy Sue said...

Becky, I was not here all week and missed this day.I am very sorry I missed it. I know it was hard for you and Barry and Spencer. I think of you all everyday and pray you are doing better.You know that those little butterflies are him telling you hello and that he loves you. Love coming your way. Much much love to you all,Kathy

debbie said...

SWEET BECKY,
HUGS REAL TIGHT. I HAVE NO HEALING WORDS AS MY GRIEF IS JUST SO NEW I AM WORDLESS. I LOVE THE SCRIPTURE FROM HOSEA. JORDAN WAS SO VERY HANDSOME. I AM SO VERY, VERY SORRY, THAT BONNY JANE MADE HER TRIP OVER RAINBOW BRIDGE ON JORDAN'S BIRTHDAY....I SOMEHOW FEEL THAT THE TWO OF THEM HAD A NICE REUNION.
I ADMIRED YOUR FAITH BUT EVEN WITH MY FAITH AND KNOWING THAT AMY IS NOW PAIN FREE AND IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR LORD...I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER TO GO ON OVER TO THE NUTTY SIDE AND THEN I WOULD NOT KNOW SHE WAS GONE. SHE SUFFERED SO TERRIBLY AND I JUST CANNOT GET THE IMAGES OUT OF MY MIND OF HER GASPING THOSE LAST BREATHS AND AS SICK AS SHE WAS BEGGING HER TO STAY........HOW COULD I BE SO SELFISH WHEN SHE HAD BEEN IN SUCH HORRIBLE UNCONTROLABLE PAIN. I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DO IT BECKY. I KNOW WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DO IT BUT THERE ARE TIMES THE DAYS ARE VERY DARK AND I CRY A BUCKET OF TEARS. I CANNOT GO THROUGH HER THINGS YET. WE OWN THE HOME SHE LIVED IN AND SHE DIED IN OUR HOME...I FEEL VERY PEACEFUL SHE DIED AT HOME....I JUST WANT HER BACK. WHEN I THINK SHE WILL NEVER BE THERE FOR A HOLIDAY...SHE WAS THE LIGHT OF MY HOLIDAY.
I'M SORRY BECKY...THIS ISN'T ABOUT ME...HOW INSENSITIVE...THIS IS A DAY FOR YOU AND JORDAN.
ANGEL HUGS
LOVE
DEBBIE

Susie Q said...

I think of you so often becky...and want you to know that I often think of your son too. My heart aches for you all but know that we, those who love you, pray for you and keep you in our hearts as we keep Jordan in our thoughts.
Bless you sweetie...
Love,
Sue

Kathi said...

A sweet adorable little boy. I'm so sorry he is not here with you now. You have amazing faith and builds up other's faith. May God give you extra comfort today. Kathi

Rue said...

I'm so sorry I missed this Becky.

Happy Birthday sweet Jordan. I hope you had the biggest birthday cake they have in Heaven and the angels sang just for you :)

love you sweet friend,
rue