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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Joshua "Josh" Sowells who was born in Arkansas on January 31, 1984 and passed away on July 25, 2007 at the age of 23. Josh was most at home outside- he loved to hunt and fish.  He was always concerned about spending time with his family and we cherish every moment that we had with him.  Josh loved life and cherished the loved ones in his life.  He loved to laugh and play practical jokes.

Our world is so much less now that he is no longer in it.  He will live on in our hearts.  Love and miss you bunches, baby!  'Tomorrow', sweetie...


Your birthday has come and gone, Valentine's, and now Easter- every day in this year is another "first" without you.  We know that you want us to be happy and live our lives but sometimes that is so very difficult to do.  Every funny little thing that happens around the house- I hear your laughter!  Every stroke of luck that happens for me, I know that you are there making it happen.  I know that you are here with us all often.  Someday, we will all be together again in our Heavenly Father's house.....tomorrow, baby!

An entire year has come and gone since our last hug and "I love you" on July 24, 2007.  How could we have known that would be our last on this earth- that was right after lunchtime on your jobsite and you were gone less than twelve hours later. 

You did visit me just the other day- in the car, on my way home from work I was listening to Air 1.  A song came on that I have heard dozens of times before, but I never really listened to it until August 1, 2008 when you "spoke" to me through that song on the radio- Pillar's "Smiling Down"- it took my breath away when I listened to the words- thank you, Baby- that song means a great deal to me now.  Here are the words:

"Smiling Down" by Pillar

You make it so hard on yourselves
But there's nobody else
That could ever understand
The feelings that you felt
I could hear you think about
All the time I was around
If you could only see me now
I'm right here looking down

So next time that you feel like crying
Next time you don't feel like trying
Just remember I'll be right there
Smiling down on you
In the morning you don't feel like rising
Next time you feel like compromising
Just remember I'll be right there
Smiling down on you

I know you won't forget
All the time we got to spend
Just because it's been awhile
Doesn't mean that it's the end
So right here and now
I'll swear to you a vow
That I will always be with you
Whenever you feel down
Nothing ever will come between us
Now I'm holding the hand of Jesus

So next time that you feel like crying
Next time you don't feel like trying
Just remember I'll be right there
Smiling down on you
In the morning you don't feel like rising
Next time you feel like compromising
Just remember I'll be right there
Smiling down on you

I'll be right there looking down
Even when the sun don't shine
I'll be right there looking down
On a lone winter night
I'll be right there looking down
With a smile on my face
I'll be right there with my arms open wide
Right here on Jesus' side

So next time that you feel like crying
Next time you don't feel like trying
Just remember I'll be right there
Smiling down on you
In the morning you don't feel like rising
Next time you feel like compromising
Just remember I'll be right there
Smiling down on you

So next time that you feel like crying
Next time you don't feel like trying
Just remember I'll be right there
Smiling down on you
In the morning you don't feel like rising
Next time you feel like compromising
Just remember I'll be right there
Smiling down on you






Thank you again, Baby- Mom really needed to hear that from you and I have passed it on....
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May God contiue to bless u w/Grace, Peace & Love   / Janet Fuller (mom's friend )
Joni, I only can imagine!  I am sorry that any mother should have this experience.  I am consoled that you have turned to the Father through Jesus Christ and accepted this cross that you bear.  May God continue to bless and keep you an...  Continue >>
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