Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Jessica Day

Today was all about Jess.

Even though most of the students at Young have never met my wife, they were incredibly supportive of her today. I saw lots of pink shirts. I even saw some home-made shirts that boldly proclaimed they were praying for Jessica. Arms and hands soon sported pink ribbons courtesy of pink highlighters and pens. Lots of staff and teachers wore pink today too including the t-shirt Lisa designed for her. I even saw a few students wearing the shirt. By the end of the day I saw notebooks designed with messages about her and lots and lots of pink ribbons.

The volleyball game was incredible too. The volleyball game this year was about more than winning a game. Both schools coaches wore pink ribbons and all the girls on both sides wore pink ribbons in their hair. The fans on both sides wore pink ribbons and shirts. I know she was too sick to go, but it was an amazing tribute to her.

How fitting then that today we're officially with Covenant Hospice and if everything goes as planned, Jess will come home tomorrow!


Lynne said...

What a perfect Happy Jessica Day!!!! And an expected homecoming tomorrow! Wonderful news that you have a hospice team that will be there to support you all.
with love, hugs and prayers,
Dave and Lynne

Anonymous said...

**The game tonight**
It was an amazing sight to see with all the happy smiling faces, the cheering on both sides, and the pink. You are a blessed family to have such a large support group. I am proud to know you and have a little part in it all. God is doing amazing things in Arlington!
Misty K.

Anonymous said...

What a sight that must have been to behold at the game tonight. And what a wonderful sight it will be tomorrow for you and the girls to have Jessica home.

Thinking of you all and sending our love,

Anita, Chuck, Sarah Jane and Hugo

Anonymous said...

Jake and Jessica,
I am so glad that you are able to go home tomorrow Jessica and that you had a wonderful day honoring you. We also all saw a segment of you on the Gilda's video at the luncheon today too. Jake, we all miss you in group and wanted you to know that we are thinking of and praying for your wonderful family!
-Ellie from Gilda's Club North Texas

Anonymous said...

What amazing friends have crossed our paths! Young and Boles JH students are a great representation of the hope we have in the future. Once again, our family has been blessed beyond measure.

Aunt Sandy

Anonymous said...

Jessica - the game was exciting and energetic - something about so many teens in one place - and a Special Pretty STRONG #9 in Blue! It was great being there in your honor. "The Yikes" looked like they owned the place - surrounded by friends and family. Daniella scored some bubble gum too thanks to a Delicious Smelling Aunt Sandy! Love you every moment! Melanie

Anonymous said...

Your family is in our thoughts and daily prayers. May God lift you all up! Have a wonderful homecoming, Leslie and Matthew Bottoms

Brian and Kirsten said...

I just wanted you to know how much you have impacted the lives of others. I only know about you through your Aunt Sandy and through reading your blog, yet you have all been such an amazing example of faith, trust, and love to me and many others. Your family has been, and will continue to be, in my prayers.

Kirsten Murphy, LS Librarian
Trinity Valley School

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine all of the pink at a volleyball game whose colors have nothing to do with pink! I can only imagine the feeling of support you and your family must have felt. I can only imagine the glorious smile on God's face!!
Who won the game? God did!!!
Thanks for being such a wonderful part of HIS team, Jake and Jess, and running the race set before you.
I aspire to run like you.
Love you both,

Anonymous said...

People are supporting you because you are loved! You are both such an amazing inspiration of faith, hope and love. Loved the top 10 list, amazing!

Love and prayers,

the Andersons

Anonymous said...

Your family's story, with all the love and faith, has been a wonderful example for all of us to follow. May God continue to wrap his arms around you all.

Jess, we love your Aunt Sandy too!

Kay Newton
Kdg. teacher TVS

Zak said...

Oooo! You should post some pictures!