Oh how I remember the day I took you to have this picture taken. God you are so beautiful. I love and miss you so much Joe.
THE JD FOUNDATION
"This foundation serves as an educational tool for the state of Maine to bring suicide prevention through awareness and education"
Crisis Hotline numbers
Maine number 1-888-568-1112
National number 1-800-273-8255(TALK)
To contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Always in loving memory of William Jody Day
A mother's pain never fades when she has lost someone so close in her heart. To live with this daily, every minute, is the hardest thing to do.
Someday we will be reunited. That is the day I long for. Only God knows when that will be.
Until then my precious son, I love you more than I could ever put into words
In loving memory of Joe
November 18, 2005
my nephew took his life
I've tried to write a poem but
the words are hard to find.
A learning lesson for all of us
to stop and watch for signs
When someone is depressed like this
lets not wait to cross that line
They say when someone threatens this
these thoughts are suicidal.
Treat every single time they say
their asking for survival.
Theres many different factors
perhaps its in their brain
Sometimes its caused by alcohol
sometimes its lots of pain.
Its time we pay attention
don't wait til its too late
Its number 2 in kids they say
this suicidal rate.
lets keep these kids alive
by taking this more serious
for this we need to strive.
With much love,
William Jody Day was born in Portland, Me. on January 20, 1986. He preferred to be called "Joe" as he grew older. In his words, I would like to share "What he was all about"
Joe weighed 8lbs and 13 ozs and was 21 1/2 inches long.
THE CUTEST LITTLE JOE THERE EVER WAS
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND MISS YOU
MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY
I am 19 years old. I will do almost
anything as long as it doesn't involve
hurting anybody or breaking the law in an obvious way.
I'm into hip-hop for music, but really enjoy writing my own lyrics and producing my own rap, however there are times when I enjoy country, alternative, and rock and roll music.
Football was the best for me, although I played baseball too.
I did enjoy basketball as well, especially when the celtics were in the play offs. Ha Ha
I watched movies that are based on actual facts as well as the books I have read.
I hang out with a selected few because the more people, the more drama. I also enjoy spending time alone in a quiet environment, or with a few instrumentals so I can write until my hand hurts.
I love extra clean sneakers, playing jokes on my family and friends, and my hair must have gel in it at all times.
I am a deep thinker and love deeply, and those I love know who they are.
Here are some of my words to just a few of my raps
ALL OF JOE'S MUSIC AND LYRICS HAVE
BEEN COPYRIGHTED 2006
I'm the heart of a youth, speakin nothing but the truth
Trying to prove, the path we travlin down is makin us lose.
The world will stay the same, cloudy and rained
Let's use our brains and change the ink on the page
A possitive future to gain, without throwin slugs
Keep ya head in the game, lose the society
Filled wid wanna-be thugz and twisted back Muggz-
This is nothin but love
Hell is on earth, let's resolve this curse, bring the good out of the worst
William Jody Day passed away on November 18, 2005
at the age of 19.
Thank you to Dawn Lutek, Mom to angel Michael Lutek for putting this bear and this site. Please light a candle for Michael when you can. Thank you Dawn
This website has been created by his family and friends so that we all can have a safe place to grieve and a place to share our memories, thoughts, and prayers.
Joe's Favorite Prayer:
The lord is my shepard; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he
leadeth me in the paths of rightousness for his name sake.
Yea, though I walk through the vally of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runnith over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
To the living, I am gone
To the sorrowful, I will never return
To the angry, I was cheated
But to the happy, I am at peace
And to the faithful, I have never left
I can not speak, but I can listen
I can not be seen, but I can be heard
So as you stand upon the shore
Gazing at the beautiful ocean, remember me
As you look in awe at a mighty forest
And its grand majesty, remember me
Remember me in your hearts,
In your thoughts, and the memories of the
Times we loved, the times we cried, the
battle I fought, and the times we laughed
For if you always think of me,
I will have never gone.
WILLIAM JODY DAY~YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
In Memory of William Jody Day:
You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knew why
A million times we needed you,
A million times we cried
If love alone could have saved you,
You would have never died
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still
In our hearts you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.
OUR PRECIOUS ANGEL
TO MY SON WILLIAM JODY DAY "JOE"
We are connected,
My child and I
By an invisable cord
Not seen by the eye
It's not like the cord
That connected us till birth
This cord can't be seen
By anyone on earth.
This cord does it's work
Right from the start
It bonds us together
Attached at the heart
I know that it's there
Though no one can see
The invisable cord
From my child to me.
The strength of this cord
It's hard to descibe
It can't be destroyed
It can't be denied
It's stronger than any cord
Man could create
It withstands the test
Can hold any weight
And though you are gone
Though you are not here with me
The cord is still there
But no one can see
It pulls at my heart
I am bruised and I am sore
But this cord is my lifeline
As never before
I am thankful that God Connects us this way
A mother and child
Death can't take it away
I gave you the gift of life
and in return I've received love,
You were a true blessing
given to me from the Lord above.
For the love between a mother and a child
is like no other,
And I am so proud that I am able to say,
I am YOUR mother.
IF I COULD HAVE ONE LIFETIME WISH
A DREAM THAT WOULD COME TRUE
I'D PRAY TO GOD WITH ALL OF MY HEART
FOR YESTERDAY AND YOU
A THOUSAND WORDS WON'T BRING YOU BACK,
I KNOW BECAUSE I'VE TRIED
NEITHER WILL A THOUSAND TEARS,
I KNOW BECAUSE I'VE CRIED
YOU LEFT BEHIND MY BROKEN HEART
AND HAPPY MEMORIES TOO
BUT I NEVER WANTED MEMORIES
I ONLY WANTED YOU
TO OUR BROTHER
William Jody Day
The moment that you died,
Our hearts split in two,
The one side filled with memories,
The other died with you.
We often lay awake at night,
When the world is fast asleep,
And take a trip down memory lane,
With tears upon our cheeks.
Remembering you is easy,
We do it every day,
But missing you is a heartache,
That never goes away.
We hold you tightly within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
Life has gone by without you,
But it will never be the same.
For those who still have their brother,
Treat him with tender care,
You will never know the emptiness,
As when you turn and he is not there.
WE LOVE YOU BROTHER
Dave and Chris
MY DAD AND ME
MY STEP-DAD VIC AND ME WITH LOUIE
A POEM VIC WROTE FOR JOE
CAN YOU SEE,
WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING DOWN.
ALL THE MISERY,
HERE ON THE GROUND.
CAN YOU HEAR,
YOUR MOTHER CRY.
TEAR AFTER TEAR,
AS SHE WONDERS WHY.
A SON SO DEAR,
COULD LEAVE WITHOUT SAYING GOOD-BYE.
CAN YOU FEEL,
WHAT YOUR BROTHERS CAN.
A HURT SO REAL,
AT THE LOSS OF THE YOUNGEST MAN.
CAN YOU TELL,
WHAT LITTLE GIRLS WITH HEARTS TORN AWAY.
CAN ONLY YELL,
AS THEY GO THRU EACH AGONIZING DAY.
DO YOU REALIZE
THAT BEING STRONG.
YOU'VE MADE ME SEE THRU THESE TEARY EYES,
COULD BE STAYING UP ALL NIGHT WRITING A SONG.
CAN YOU UNDERSTAND,
THAT WE DON'T KNOW.
HOW GOD COULD TAKE SUCH A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN,
ONLY NOW BEGINNING TO GROW.
CAN YOU SAY,
THE GUILT I FEEL DEEP INSIDE.
WILL ONE DAY,
FINALLY START TO SUBSIDE.
WOULD YOU NOW JOE,
CHANGE THAT DAY.
HAVING NOW HAD THE TIME TO KNOW,
SO IT ENDED IN A BETTER WAY.
IF I COULD,
HAVE GOD GRANT ME THE POWER.
I CERTAINLY WOULD,
BE HERE FOREVER AND EVER.
I CAN ONLY PRAY,
THE ANGELS WILL WATCH OVER YOU.
EACH AND EVERYDAY,
UNTIL ONCE AGAIN I'M WITH YOU.
TAMMIE, JULIE, SUSAN, MELISSA, DAVE AND CHRIS
Joe was only three when this picture was taken and he has one other sister Michelle which was not there.
His sister Tammie is in Heaven with him.
WILLIAM JODY DAY YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON. YOU ARE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE PERSON WHO HAS BEEN RIGHT BY MY SIDE THROUGH ALL OF MY HEARTACHE AND GRIEF
I LOVE YOU
A SPECIAL THANKS TO NANCY DAVIS FOR MAKING ALL THE PICTURES BELOW AND PUTTING THEM ON THE SITE. WE ARE TRYING TO GET A FEW MORE ON SO THOSE THAT ARE NOT HERE YET, PLEASE KNOW WE ARE TRYING.PLEASE LIGHT A CANDLE FOR NANCY'S SON WHEN YOU CAN, DUSTIN DAVIS. HE IS AN ANGEL WITH JOE IN HEAVEN
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH NANCY
Joe at 2 days old. 8lbs 13 ozs My biggest boy
Joe hiding in baskets at 1 1/2 years old . Soooo Cute!
Joe in football in 6th grade. His favorite sport
Joe, Dave, Chris, and Mom in Boston
Joe, Dave, and Mom 1999
Joe on Dads boat Summer of 2005
Joe and Mom. This was Joes favorite picture of us
Joe with cousins, Mike, Zac, Kyle, and Eric
Joe with Mom and cousin Waylon
Joe at Dave's place in Boston
Joe and Jessica
JOE AND SEAN~HEAVENLY BUDDIES
Joe and Cuz Eric 1991
Joe with cuz Haley, and Eric 1991
I Would Like To Thank All Of You Who Continue To Light candles In Memory Of Our Son, Brother, Cousin, Uncle, Grandson, and Friend, Joe. I Could Not Have Gotten Through This Past Year Without Knowing That His Memory Will Be Kept Alive.
To Each And Everyone Of You, Thank-You From The Deepest Part Of Me and Joe's family