Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Michelle's Slideshow

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Michelle created this slideshow of her life, which was shown after her Memorial Mass.

27 comments:

_kissy_ said...

I found Michelle's blog through a link from another site. From the moment I first read it, I was hooked. She had such a wonderful, kind, loving and giving spirit. Seeing things through her eyes, opened mine. I was just merely going through the motions of life but not really living it. Now I take the time to read the books over and over to my daughter that she loves, spend lazy afternoons building forts and taking a long walk just so we can hear the leaves crunch under our feet. So thank you Michelle for being so honest and inspirational. You are helping me to become a better mother, wife and human being even long after you are gone. You are in my heart and though I have never met you, I will miss you and think of you and your family always. God Bless.

joygrabel said...

Thank you for sharing this with us, and for sharing Michelle.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Wow, Im so moved by Michelle and the life she lived. What a lucky man you are. What a wonderful woman she is. Thank You Michelle for reminding me to live life and make memories and Thank You Bill for sharing her with us. God Bless you and your family.

Lauren said...

Thank you for sharing this with Michelle's readers. I am so moved by the love that is in every photo. She was a beautiful human being and this world will feel the loss of such an angel. Heaven is a richer place now that Michelle is there.

AshBrensMom said...

I continue to be moved by Michelle, I hope you truly realize the impact she's made on many lives. I've only "known" her for a few months, but I'll miss her.

Thank you Michelle, for teaching me.

Caroline said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful slideshow Bill...I'm overwhelmed and honored that Michelle's friends on the blog were able to see these precious family moments.

The photo of the 4 of you dressed as "The Incredibles" made me smile and was honestly quite accurate! You are an incredible family.

Our loss is truly Heaven's gain.

God Bless,
Caroline
(Philly Girl in CA)

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Many, many thanks for sharing this. It was so very touching and I sure will make some drastic changes in my life, and cherish EVERYTHING, and not take what I have for granted...

dafuture2k6 said...

This Was so beautiful. I loved reading Michelles blogs she was truly an inspiration to me. I feel like i've lost one of my best friends. You are so lucky to have an angel like her in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.God Bless...
If theres ever anything i can do for you guys please don't hesitate to email me. mizz_mcdowell@yahoo.com

jodifur said...

I'm so sorry I just found this site and I wish I would have known about it before Michelle's death.

I have just been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and I agree so much with everything michelle wrote about being your own advocate.

What a loss.

Hockeymom said...

The smiles, the joy, the love of your lives together resonated throughout this slideshow. How blessed all of you were to have each other.

"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world"...Michelle was here, she loved all of you, all of you loved her. What a beautiful example of what true love really is. What a mark Michelle has left in this world, what a mark all of you will leave as well.

Thank you Michelle, thank you Bill, thank you Amelia, thank you Aiden for sharing so much, with so many. Just as you will never forget, may we never forget all you have taught us.

God Bless All Of You Always.

MrsSarahMurray said...

That was so very bittersweet. What an incredibly full life she lived. Thank you for sharing that.

Sarah Murray
(just one of her many readers/fans)

Angie said...

Bill, Michelle - Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Tracy said...

That was beautiful. What a wonderful life she lived. Thank you for sharing that. What a gift you all had in each other.
I hope that you all are doing okay, as I'm sure that the permanence of her absense is setting in now. Give the kids extra hugs from me, even though I'm a stranger to all of you. Michelle is watching over you all now, making sure you'll be okay. I miss her posts already...

courtneyhall424 said...

Wow, I am speechless. I sobbed uncontrollably through the whole slide show. Not out of sadness, but out of amazement. Michelle was amazing in every way. She was an inspiration, and should continue to be. God Bless her family.

Kelly said...

What a full life you had, Michelle. What a beautiful family. They look truly and genuinely happy, and that is the true measure of a person. You accomplished more in your short time than most do in 90 years. You have left an impressive legacy. I hope you have found peace.

Tammy said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I found Michelle's blog about a month ago and checked for updates daily. I found myself suprised that she continued to update so beautifully and eloquently. Where did her body and heart find the strength? However, the more I read, the less suprised I was. What a treasure Michelle is, to so many. What a legacy she has left. Take care of each other.

Linda Crispell said...

What a beautiful person.

Kim said...

That was really beautiful. I love the pictures of Amelia and Aiden. I'm sure they are her greatest joy. I think Michelle really got the last laugh here. This disease may have taken her physical body, but she defied it by bringing two living legacies into this world. She will always be alive in the hearts and minds of those who love her.

Thank you so much for sharing this. I thought of Michelle today as I enjoyed a perfect Indiana fall day. I took a little extra time to enjoy the gift of today and I said a prayer of thanks for all that she shared with all of us.

hercurleywig said...

Bill,

I came across this YouTube video of "I Could Not Ask for More". after I watched Michelle's slideshow. I thought it was very touching as the characters remind me of you and Michelle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWVje8_VxKE&feature=related

My blessing to you and your family,

Elaine Herwig of Sunrise, Florida
hercurleywig@aol.com

desert dirt diva said...

they say you only find your one true love in life once, threw these pictures i believe michelle found hers.. you...and your kids are so beatiful!!

Gwyn said...

If my life has half the happiness and joy that Michelle's had, I will consider myself extraordinarily lucky.

ajcb402 said...

Wow! What can I say. To watch the video is to "see" how much love Michelle had for everyone. I never met Michelle in person, but just like everyone else I feel like I knew her. Michelle taught me many lessons, but most of all, she taught me to laugh when I feel like crying. I am glad she made this video. Amelia and Aiden will forever be able to see how much love Michelle had for them and how much of her heart they encompassed. Bill, I know it hurts right now, but I promise it will be better. I will miss Michelle and the way she made me look at things from a different point of view. Thank you for sharing this. I will miss reading her blogs. God bless and I will meet you in Heaven.

ash said...

I have "known" Michelle for the last week, as I have been absorbed in her amazing life. I have laughed out loud, sat sobbing in the living room, and literally had my heart break for your family.

I have also been inspired to be all the things that Michelle is: kind, loving, patient, honest, wise, a wonderful mother and friend and so many more things I can't seem to explain in words.

I think of your family often and continue to pray for all of you. Michelle was a beautiful person inside and out, thank you for sharing her with the world.

Carols Daughter said...

I stumbled upon your wifes blog shortly after my own mother passed away. I feel your pain and I keep your family and your children in my prayers. A mother is priceless. Bless you

bethany said...

I was thinking about Michelle today so I watched her slide show again and sent a prayer out to her family hoping that they are all doing well.

MaĆ­ra said...

Hi,
I am from Brazil, sorry my english.
I was moved about this history about Michelle. She was a star.
God bless this beautiful family.
Each of you are so strong and your love is forever.

bandw said...

she is still touching lives today