Monday, April 20, 2009

Beautiful Goodbye

I put this link on facebook as well.  But I thought I would also upload to the blog.  

Here is the link to the video on YouTube:
Michael's Slide Show - Beautiful Goodbye

I put this slide show together for Michael's memorial service.  I wanted it to show Michael ... in 3 to 4 minutes.  I had the idea that I would put the slide show to two songs - Smiling Face by James Taylor (a song I used to sing to Michael all the time) and You and Me by Rosie Thomas (a longtime favorite song).  I couldn't get the two songs to meld together in a cohesive way.  I was looking through my iTunes library and found Beautiful Goodbye by Josh Kelley.  A song that I must have downloaded a few months before - but didn't remember doing so.  I listened to the song and knew it was perfect.  The rest of the slides came together pretty quickly.

I watch this slide show at least 5 times throughout the day.

6 comments:

BKicklighter said...

I am soooo glad I got to see that. What a cutie! Thank you for being willing to share him with us.

Cindy said...

An amazing tribute to your boy. I will always remember that big, giant smile of his. I just watched another of him on youtube where he is playing with army men. Adorable. Thinking of your sweet boy this morning...

Elcnu Mot said...

I watch the slide show a lot also.I find that it comforts me. I can imagine how hard it must be to get through each day. Just keep doing the best you can. Live your life as a tribute to Michael! Remember, you are still a good Mother and what he did with his short life is a tribute to you. He was an amazing boy I loved him because he was my grand nephew.I liked him because he was funny, brave and smart. I am so proud to be your uncle and Michael's great-uncle.
Love you,
Uncle Tom

Sailor said...

I have no words. I don' t know you, but I love you and I hurt for you. Know that you are not alone. I will work through your blog until I know the story from beginning to end. I'm so sorry, but know that God is still good. Praying for you...

Lisa Fernbach said...

Thank you for posting the video! It is so beautiful! Continued prayers...

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

beautiful...