Joey Marshall Whiteman
September 8 1980 - September 3 2002
It's only the beginning now
...a pathway yet unknown
At times the sound of other steps
...sometimes we walk alone
The best beginnings of our lives
May sometimes end in sorrow
But even on our darkest days
The sun will shine tomorrow.
So we must do our very best
Whatever life may bring
And look beyond the winter chill
To smell the breath of spring.
Into each life will always come
A time to start anew
A new beginning for each heart
As fresh as morning dew.
Although the cares of life are great
And heads are bowed so low
The storms of life will leave behind
The wonder of a rainbow.
The years will never take away
Our chance to start anew
It's only the beginning now
So dreams can still come true.
I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE STORY OF MY LIFE IN PICTURES, NOT LONG ENOUGH, BUT WELL WORTH THE TWENTY-ONE YEARS AND THREE HUNDRED & SIXTY DAYS THAT I LIVED IT.
I WANT TO DEDICATE THIS TO MY MOM FOR MAKING THIS FOR ME AND LETTING EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THE LIFE THAT I LIVED.
FOR ALL THE THINGS I DID, THE VACATIONS IN THE SUMMER, THE SNOWFALL IN THE WINTER, THE TREE THAT STANDS OUTSIDE OF OUR HOME, THE PINK BLOOM OF SPRING, THE AUTUMN LEAVES IN FALL, THE WONDERFUL AND LOYAL PETS THAT I HAD, ONE WITH ME NOW AND TWO IN THE CARE OF MY FAMILY, I SEND MY LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
I WON'T SAY GOODBYE, FOR I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU,
LOVE AND FOREVER
THE IMPORTANT YEARS
|THE FUN TIMES WITH MY FAMILY|
|AUNT HELEN,UNCLE BUTCH,MY NEICE TAYLOR,MY NEPHEWS JORDAN AND ALEX AND THE BIG FIVE|
|MY TREE- PLANTED NOVEMBER 2002|
|SPORTS I PLAYED|
|MY THREE GIRLS|
|MY BROTHER,SISTER,BROTHER-IN-LAW,GRANDPARENTS,PARENTS,COUSINS,AUNTS & UNCLES|
|JON-MICHAEL AND ME IN THE EARLY YEARS|
|JON-MICHAEL AND ME IN THE LATER YEARS|
WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life..
When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each other.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking'
They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal, But neither time nor reason, Will change the way I feel, For no-one knows the heartache, That lies behind our smiles, No-one knows how many times, We have broken down and cried, We want to tell you something, So there won't be any doubt, You're so wonderful to think of, But so hard to be without. ~Author Unknown
I thought of you today
But that is nothing new
I thought of you yesterday
And the day before that too
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
And your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake
Of which I will never part
God has you in his arms
I have you in my heart
Your Loving Mother 2011