Sunday, September 18, 2005

Happy Birthday Jessica!

Perhaps we should call today Jessica's life day because we are not celebrating her birth as much as we are celebrating the fact that she is alive. Right now Jess is in the other room balling her eyes out looking at one of her special birthday gifts. It is a scrapbook with pictures of her many family members who have written personal messages to Jess. Again it's not so much a birth celebration as much as a life one-- the title of it is "Survivor" and underneath of it is the wonderful picture of Jessa on the beach.

I feel like God special picked Jess out of the world to be my wife. We both came to faith in Christ as adults and met each other two years later. It is true that Christ has redeemed me but he has used Jess to do it. She has inspired me to be the man I should be and taught what it means to really love someone. She has loved me when I have been unlovable and she has grown into a woman I am very proud of. I am amazed at how many people know what I know: that she is an incredible woman. Happy 30th Jess!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jake: You have a wonderful heart and you are an awesome husband. Jess is very lucky to have you.

Jess: HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you had a great birthday, you definitely deserve it. It was great seeing you the other day! You looked more beautiful, then ever.

Love ya,
EJ Nash

Tammy said...

Jake & Jess-
You still amaze me! Happy Birthday Jessica and enjoy each day God has given to you and your beautiful family.
Love-
Tammy

Bangsund said...

Jake -- What a beautiful tribute to Jessica. I am sure yesterday was incredible.
Happy Brithday Jessica!!!
Love,
Lynne and Dave