Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ethan Slide Show

Here is a very rough draft of a video I was trying to do with some of Ethan's pics (since I hate scrapbooking). We miss him so much. I cannot find a picture of him smiling big! He HATED the camera. Every time I lifted it up he would scowl. I don't blame him. Machines were all too much a part of his life. He always just wanted a finger to hold or a face to look at. Love you son... I can't believe you have been gone 1 year. . .
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17 comments:

Majorek Family said...

Your slide show is absolutely beautiful. I wish you and your family peace today and forever.

Lots of love to you guys,
Ashley

Wendy said...

Beautiful video. Hard to stop the Tears while watching. Love for you all. Love to Ethan. Little Brian came through as I was watching and he mourned with me.

I went to a university graduation this week. Seeing all those nursing graduates reminded me of us. Seems just a short time ago that you were walking at graduation pregnant with your first. Driving a very pregnant you and finding myself cautiously protecting you. I still have that desire, I would love to help you in anyway. If you ever know of anything I, as a nurse, could do, let me know.

The Lundell's said...

Oh Heidi...That was so beautiful! I'm sitting here sobbing. My heart just aches for you!
I'm so glad that you and Greg can Know without a doubt that he went straight to Heaven and was so clean and pure. He is there with loved ones watching over you, and there will be a day where you will all be together again, and you can embrace him, and there will be so much love and understanding. I know then all of your hearts will be made whole again, and there will be peace.

We love your family!
Dan and Steph

The Lundell's said...

h Heidi...That was so beautiful! I'm sitting here sobbing. My heart just aches for you!
I'm so glad that you and Greg can Know without a doubt that he went straight to Heaven and was so clean and pure. He is there with loved ones watching over you, and there will be a day where you will all be together again, and you can embrace him, and there will be so much love and understanding. I know then all of your hearts will be made whole again, and there will be peace.

We love your family!
Dan and Steph

The Simmons Family said...

That video is so wonderful! I cried. We think of you all often and I pray that you feel Ethan close to you.

HUGS.
Andrea

Dennison Family said...

I think this video is better than a scrapbook! Great Job! I loved it. I also cried while watching it, but who wouldn't! :)

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

Such a hard anniversary... I can't imagine how much that must hurt. I loved your slide show...

Aimee said...

This is beautiful Heidi.
We love Ethan and your whole family so much.

Hallowsboys said...

I have been thinking about you a lot this weekend. What a lovely video and special way to pay tribute to Ethan's journey. It brought back a lot of memories and I had a good long cry, I have had one in a while. I am thinking of you and sending love your way.

Jeremy and Emily said...

What a beautiful video. I don't think there's a person alive that could watch it without crying. (scrapbooks can't do that). Ethan was truly an angel on earth. We love you guys.

Kerri said...

Oh that is a tear-jerker! Such beautiful photos Heidi! I am so glad you have so many pictures of your cute little guy. What a sweet, sweet boy and such a fighter! I am sure every day is so very hard and I am sure it is especially hard as you hit the 1 year mark. You are in my prayers always!

Jen VanderLinden said...

What a beautiful slideshow. My heart aches for you and your family.
By the way, I am Jenn VanderLinden. I am good friends with Shannon and Leah (from Heber, Utah)I moved down to Mesa back in Feb, and just missed Ethan's run. I am looking forward to running this year in honor of Leah's angel, Avery. If you need any help with the run, let me know. I would love to help.

Kari C. said...

WOW...thanks for sharing that amazing video!!! Your family is beautiful!! We love you guys!!

Melodie said...

Of course I'm sitting here blubbering like only a heartmom who knew Ethan would blubber. I cried for 4 hours straight last August 21st when I found out. Inconsolable. I had been crying since 2:30am that morning when I read your blog (& had no idea he was no longer with us). I can't begin to imagine your pain Heidi.

What a beautiful and touching video you made. Very good job. You continue to amaze me. God Bless you Heidi, you are my inspiration.

rudysbeat said...

Thank you so much for posting this. We think of you often and keep up on the blog. We are reminded once again of how fitting Ethan's nickname is--such stoic bravery in his eyes. The love and concern of your family and the embrace of his life is so clear and inspiring.

In our thoughts and prayers,
Rolf and Trish

Bloomfield Family said...

PRICELESS! I cried through the whole thing. I would love for you to see Savanna's video. I am so thankful you stopped by the other day especially the timing. I love you and feel a special bond even though we don't know each other very well. You are a very special mother to a very special perfect baby boy. Love you!

Amanda said...

Beautiful video Heidi! Could not stop the tears while watching. Love you guys!