Rosemary's Blog

“Space Between Breaths”
July 30, 2007, 3:52 pm
Filed under: Documentary

To those of you who were with us on May 31, 2007 for the private screening of our documentary, your presence meant the world to me. Having eleven of the twelve families interviewed for the film among the almost eight hundred in attendance made for a memorable night in the historic Kentucky Theatre. Most of the seventy-four families whose children’s photos were featured in the film were there as well. Thank you dear friends and family for supporting our film and its message in such a positive way.

Since the screening, word has spread through on-line chat groups about the powerful message of our film. I have received e-mails from literally all over the country requesting information on the film. Each and every message has been answered personally with many of the families being sent one of my bereavement packets. Many have asked to be added to the database we are compiling for the documentary. I will be using this comment section to keep those of you who are interested in the film abreast of the latest news.

Since the screening, we have done additional editing on the film. For those of you who remember the clip where our oldest son Drew is singing, “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, well, we had to delete that clip. I have tried for over four months to get a sync license from Guns N’ Roses to use their lyrics in the fifteen second clip so important to me in the film. Call after call to their publisher in Nashville provided no positive response. Rather than hold up the process of submitting the film to film festivals, we made the decision to edit out the clip. I am glad some of you got to see the clip that our son Fong did that meant so much to me. The film was been cut from the 113 minutes shown at the private screening to the current 105 minutes of the final version. Sifford Video in Nashville is completing the new DVD which should be to us by the end of the week. The next step is to submit the film to the Sundance Film Festival. Keep your fingers crossed.

If any of you have any distribution suggestions, please let me know. I do know each of our special angels are watching over this special film.

Drew and Jeremiah’s 15th Angel Day Anniversary
July 23, 2007, 3:49 pm
Filed under: Family and Friends

Dear Drew and Jeremiah,

Today is the 15th anniversary of your angel day. Thankfully time has softened the shock of that July morning back in 1992. Time has not lessened the love we all have for you. That love has transcended this physical world.

Dad and I finally got to hear Sting and The Police sing, “Every Breath You Take” a little over a week ago in a live concert in KY. As we stood with tears streaming down our faces, we knew that you were with us as the song says with every breath we take, every move we make, and every smile we fake. The presence you still have in our lives has made living possible.

We will walk on the beach here in Hilton Head today and remember…three small boys who loved coming here for a precious week each summer…three boys who loved each other so fiercely…three brothers who graced our lives together for only eleven years but who will live forever together with us one day.

We miss you Drew. One of my last memories of you is in our kitchen in Beattyville and you hugging me, laughing because you had just come in from swimming and had gotten Mom all wet!! I can still hear the joy in your voice! I will carry that memory until we can share another hug my son.

We miss you Jeremiah. Your fierce intelligence is what I miss most my dear son. You were an old soul who taught each of us so much.

Dad, Jordan, Fong and I will continue the work we do with bereaved families until we are all reunited in heaven.