Friday, September 11, 2015

Michael's 57th Birthday

Liebe from Germany
"I appreciate all my fans, on all occasions, every day of my life. 
It’s your presence & your loyalty that has given me great strength" ~Michael Jackson

August 29, 2015, the occasion this time is what should have been Michael’s 57th birthday.  The 7th we have had without him.  A day to celebrate his life, while missing him even more on this day.  At Forest Lawn I am surrounded by such an outpouring of love from fans from all over the world.  Some have made the pilgrimage as they do every year and some it is the first time.  I have spent the day before photographing and organizing flowers, hearts, cards, and little gifts to be taken inside Holly Terrace, to be placed near Michael’s tomb. Fans from all over have sent me these hand-made and heart-felt missives to honor Michael on the day of his birth. .  As I photograph these words of love and respect, I am again struck by how strong and wide Michael’s global reach was and still is.  There is so much love, hope and beauty in each one of these messages.  The fans much like the man himself, are very creative and talented.  His inspiration is evident in their words.  He loved them and they love him back…for all time. I am honored and proud to be able to carry these gifts to Forest Lawn on these occasions.  Bittersweet, but lovely.  I hope Michael knows how much we love and miss him.  We will continue to celebrate the day HIS LOVE came in to this world, and we will never stop missing or loving him.  Nor will we forget his messages of peace and love. 




 These beautiful messages are adorned with his face and our love. 


Germany

Germany

USA

USA

Italy


"It gave me great comfort knowing that you were someplace on this earth." ~ USA
  Profound words

ΑΓΑΠΗ


 "Thank you Michael for the joy of life that shone in your eyes and went straight to your heart"  ~ France
"My heart is forever yours..."




MIŁOŚĆ




"Thank you for being born."
 ~ Japan                                       Thank Katherine & Joe as well :)


FOREVER

Michael in a cherry pie...;)






Germany





Michael will forever be in our hearts ~ Japan

This beautiful card arrived waterlogged from Canada



Italy




 "Nothing is the same here since they have taken you from us.. You will be forever Hope, Light, and Life's Teacher, for this entire human race for this planet, for me. Thank you forever.  I love you most, ~ Italy"

Japan




A bouquet of love to you ~ Japan








I love the love the children send him.
from Italy

LIEBE



Amore


Love from another  child in Italy 


LOVE from the UK

KÄRLEK

Michael incites so much passion 


"Michael you are forever in my heart" from France

Iubire


Simple and perfect:
"Nothing more than I love you Michael and I miss you so much"
From Italy



LOVE from the USA

Love from Hong Kong







Love and Respect from Romania 




"Best wishes and hot kisses" from Poland :)































Gifts of love waiting to be taken inside

                  
These same fans have joined together to send in this beautiful heart made up of roses and balloons.  
We are truly united in our love for this man.


All of the above hearts and roses went inside Holly Terrace

All of the hearts and cards below were tied to the bushes outside of Holly Terrace.  These too were sent by fans from all over the world. Showing our love and respect outside and inside.












































































These hearts we placed outside Holly Terrace on the bushes on August 28, so they would be there for the whole day of his birthday


58 candles 57 (+1 to grow on :( )and some more roses 

We turned the candles on at the time Michael was born


17 comments:

  1. beautiful hearts ...so much Love <3 Thank you for everything you do, Jody

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  5. Life has given us the heart has given us love love has given you that are our life Thank you Jody

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  6. Beautiful tribute !
    Thank you Jody for this beautiful page and thank you to all the fans around the world for all this love for our king.♥
    Martine (France)

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  7. So beautiful Jody!!!!!! Thank you <3

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  8. SO MUCH LOVE!!!!
    Jody, you are amazing to coordinate all this and see it through. SO MUCH WORK!!! Love you!!!!

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  9. E' un sorriso d'amore grazie Jody diffondiamo l'amore nel mondo

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  10. It's marvellous <3 all these beautiful hearts <3 thank you so much Jody for all the work you do for us <3 it's incredible your devotion for us and Michael <3 Thank you so much Jody <3 hugs and kisses

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  11. It's wonderful <3 All these beautiful hearts are marvellous <3 thank you so much Jody for all this work you do for us and Michael <3 it's a great and hard work <3 All Love for Michael <3 .....thank you so much Jody <3 hugs and kisses

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  12. It's wonderful <3 All these beautiful hearts are marvellous <3 thank you so much Jody for all this work you do for us and Michael <3 it's a great and hard work <3 All Love for Michael <3 .....thank you so much Jody <3 hugs and kisses

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  14. Beautiful Jody & so much love for our Michael ! Thank you

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  15. Thanks Jody, without you all this love would be impossible!

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  16. Thank you, Jody! They are filled with so much love!

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