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Our Little Joe
Our Little Joe

Joe is two years old and my youngest son. He has three older siblings that would rope the moon for him. They are his little therapists at home and are always encouraging him to make that next milestone. The compassion he has taught them to have for others is such a blessing. Joe brings laughter and love into our family that is irreplaceable. His laugh is contagious and Daddy can always get him going and everyone's spirits in the room are lifted. His love is unconditional and sincere. Joe gives the best hugs while he rubs and pats your back, he it truly giving and not expecting anything in return. Joe climbs to the top of his little slide and will sit at the top to take in the view and explore before he races down. Almost as if he was reminding me to stop and appreciate the moment before I race off to the next task. Joe's story has just begun, he has taught our family so much and will continue to teach us. God has big plans for Joe not only in our family but with everyone he meets.




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Kati Enderson, United States, MN
12/19/2011 2:17:57 PM
beautiful story :) such an inspiration to everyone!

Debra M Anderson, United States, TX
3/16/2011 10:56:54 AM
Great Story.

Erika Pierce, United States, CA
3/16/2011 12:10:04 AM
So inspiring and endearing!!! Love to all of you, Ang!!!

Joshua Lindsey, United States, MN
3/15/2011 3:50:12 PM
Joe is the best little cousin I could ask for. when I see him he betters my day. I could be having a bad day and Joe makes it all better with his hugs he gives and that smile he gives can just make our heart melt. Love you Joe and the Polejewski Family.

Julie Appel, United States, MN
3/10/2011 6:42:02 PM
Joe is so fortunate to have such a loving family. Your family is so blessed to have little Joe in it. Errol and I wish you all the best. Love to you all! Julie

Kelly Vouk, United States, MN
3/8/2011 9:27:00 AM
God is working his magic through Joe!! His work is amazing and you are blessed!

Alex Hensch, United States, MN
3/8/2011 12:20:18 AM
Joe is so lucky to have a great family like yours! He truely is a blessing!

Ann Abraham, United States, MN
3/7/2011 10:13:44 PM
Jerry & Angie~ Thank you for going the distance for your little miracle!

Linda Gooden, United States, MN
3/7/2011 7:38:30 PM
what a little sweetie

Dawn Crouse, United States, MN
3/7/2011 6:54:26 PM
What a great story Angie. Joe is lucky to have you and JP as parents and Justin, Hannah & Gracie as siblings. He really is doing well and such a cutie. We all love him dearly. Way to go Joe.

Rhonda Buysse, United States, MN
3/7/2011 2:27:37 PM
What a wonderful story! Great little guy.

Lisa Aslanishvili , United States, MN
3/7/2011 2:12:20 PM
What a beautiful little boy!

Terri Myhre, United States, MN
3/7/2011 1:46:30 PM
Joe is indeed a blessing to our family - he has such a great personality and brings a smile to the whole room. Joe is an incredible kid with an amazing future ahead of him - we will be there to love & support him no matter where life may lead him!

Marlene Polejewski, United States, MN
3/5/2011 10:12:30 AM
Joe is such a blessing. His hugs and kisses are so great. He has accomplished so much in a short time. I love you Joe

April Hauge, United States, MN
3/3/2011 5:14:02 PM
Wonderful story!

Katie Gould, United States, MN
3/3/2011 3:32:21 PM
We love our little Joe! He has great purpose in this world and the Creator has brought him here into our lives for a big reason. I cant wait to read the rest of his story! Love you Joe Joe, Auntie Katie

Angie Polejewski, United States, MN
3/3/2011 7:54:08 PM
Thanks everyone for your support for Joe!

Jim Polejewski, United States, MN
3/3/2011 7:26:45 PM
Joe is my nephew and he is such a wonderful addition to our family. We love him so much for his smile and warm personality.

Marcia Schauff, United States, MN
3/3/2011 4:24:41 PM
What a great story! He is a strong little man.

Arlene Polejewski, United States, MN
3/3/2011 10:05:26 PM
What can I say about Little Joe! He has brought such joy and love to our family. His smile will melt any heart and his giggles are contagious. We are so blessed to have Joe as our godchild and we know he will soar to great heights in this world.We love you

Debra De, United States, MA
3/3/2011 9:23:06 PM
What a beautiful child................ What a lucky family.

Sharon Casey, United States, MN
3/6/2011 9:22:43 PM
Thanks for sharing this inspirational story!

Tyler Armstrong, United States, MN
3/7/2011 9:05:10 AM
Joe is Awesome!

Aaron Polejewski, United States, MN
3/3/2011 7:25:11 PM
Joe is my cousin and he is a great joy.

Jean Rustand, United States, MN
3/3/2011 6:55:39 PM
Joe is such a blessing. He has a smile for everyone he meets and we are so proud of all that he has accomplished in his little life so far. Love you Joe!

Tonya Zierden, United States, MN
3/3/2011 11:15:05 PM
Well said Ang! Beautiful

Margaret Fredrickson, United States, MN
3/4/2011 2:49:55 PM
What a heart warming story. Brought tears to my eyes. He always has a smile and a kiss for me. Love you Joe Joe! Love Great Aunt Margaret

Brandi Sillerud, United States, MN
3/4/2011 9:52:26 AM
Angie and JP are such wonderful parents to this little guy. What a blessing to have the opportunity to raise this little angel!

Don Theuninck, United States, MN
3/6/2011 10:24:24 PM
Joe will surely be the love of many lives. Knowing his father Jerry the way I do, I know Joe will be given every opportunity to pursue his dreams whatever they might be. Big brother Justin, like his dad will be there all the way, helping, encouraging!

Stacey Vaughn, United States, MN
3/3/2011 3:03:50 PM
Beautiful story Angie!

Jess Fyhrie, United States, MN
3/4/2011 6:34:40 PM
Such an inspirational family!

Marc Sikkink, United States, MN
3/4/2011 7:29:02 AM
There is a lot of wisdom to be learned from that little man, thanks for sharing.

Mike Fyhrie, United States, MN
3/4/2011 11:15:28 AM
Very well written Angie. It put me at a loss for words, and that is not easy to do.

KRISTI KUGLER, United States, MN
3/4/2011 12:59:13 PM
He is a ray of sunshine!

Stacy Haugen-McAllister, United States, MN
3/4/2011 3:52:40 PM
It is not surprising to me that Joe is so amazing; you should meet his parents!

Justin Polejewski, United States, MN
3/6/2011 3:30:51 PM
this is my little brother!!!!!! couldnt be happier. Love you buddy

colton roger blascyk, United States, MN
3/6/2011 8:10:57 PM
God Bless!

Dorothy Zimmerman, United States, MN
10/7/2012 2:24:54 PM
This mother so vividly shares the love and joy in her family and is aware and appreciative of each moment.

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