Gothic Arches: Valentine

AlexanderDavidValentineMy “Valentine” for the Gothic Arch Challenge is our son, Alex. He would have turned 26 on 13 February this year (2008 ). He will always be our special early “gone too soon” valentine.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS8NvoMudy8&feature=related

The song (click above), Heart of Life,  says so much! John Mayer’s Continuum album is wonderful from beginning to end; it’s impossible to pick just one favorite song. Seeing him in concert with good friends, Debbie and Dave, was an amazing and memorable experience.

“I’d like to think the best of me was still hiding up in my sleeve.” ~John Mayer

Alexander David * 13 Feb 1982 – 13 Jan 1999 *Forever Young*

45 responses to “Gothic Arches: Valentine

  1. Amazing background!! Great tribute to your son!!

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  2. It’s so hard to comment on this arch which must hold such bitter-sweet memories for you. It’s simply beautiful and thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  3. Wow! This is wonderful!

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  4. Great arch!

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  5. So beautiful, tnkx fo sharing this.
    Can’t be easy for you these day’s.

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  6. Beautiful, just beautiful – that lovely smile brings tears to my eyes.
    It surely is a great tribute to your son.
    Judy NZ

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  7. It’s such a beautiful arch, really a great tribute to your son.

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  8. kreativgeschwafel

    such a beautiful arch … and what a cute son you have 🙂

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  9. Patty – Thank you so much for sharing this piece with us, it couldn’t have been easy, It is a very proud and fitting Valentine piece x

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  10. this is just adorable! what a sweet photo of your son from his childhood!

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  11. Emotions, love and memories. What a beautiful way to capture it all.

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  12. Wow Patty this is so lovely arch.
    Gorgeous.

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  13. wow toller Bogen

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  14. I love very very much ! it’s a wonderful arch

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  15. Absolutelty fabulous! This arch is so special.

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  16. Respect to you and respect for making such a beautiful tribute for your son. Valentine is all about someone who is dear to your heart.
    I`m moved by the way you expressed it.
    Lots of Love I wish for you.

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  17. Patty this is so beautiful. Happy Valentines Day sweetie.
    Debby

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  18. Happy Birthday Dear Alex, Happy Birthday
    To YoU!

    Lovely Tribute right down to the number 26!

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  19. Breathaking.

    Feliz
    Cumpleaños
    mañana
    mi
    mejor
    amigo.

    Siempre.

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  20. u brought tears to my eyes, touching tribute to your dear Alex

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  21. love this !!
    beautiful background !!

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  22. You arch is beautiful — a priceless piece of art. And your son, what a fine young man. I’m sure he would have been a fine man. My heart goes out to you.

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  23. Jour Arch is so beautiful

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  24. Wieder wunderschön, Patty!! 🙂

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  26. I am so sorry for your loss Patty … I will light my candle for your son Alex tonight ….

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  28. Dear Patty, your beautiful arch speaks volumes of your love for your son. I am so sorry for your loss. The John Mayer song and his quote are wonderful. Thank you for sharing such a personal and beautiful piece of artwork with us. Hugs, Sue

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  33. I didn’t know…I can’t express in words how beautiful the arch is and the sweet tribute to your Alex. May God bless you, Mr. Magpie and your Alex!

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  34. My heart is with you Patty!
    Tina xo

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  35. a wonderful tribute to a beautiful child!

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  38. i secretly love to come to this entry throughout the year just to see his face. thank you for this creation, mutti. over and over again.

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  41. Oh Patty….my heart goes out to you and Mr Magpie. This is a beautiful tribute to your son… ~Sophia

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