Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thank Goodness for Mother-in-laws

Both of the Yikes have soccer games this afternoon. Bryn has her game at the central YMCA at 1:00 and Jadyn has her game at 2:00 at Harold Patterson. When you factor in drive time there is no way I can make both of their games which is where my mom (mother-in-law/mother-in-love) comes in. I'm coaching Jadyn's team so I've got her while mom takes Bryn. Tuesday night is Open House at my school, but it is also Open House at Katelyn's school. Her teachers have been a part of our journey-- our journey now without Jessica. I really want her teachers to know how much they have meant to us, so once again mom is going to be the mouthpiece for our family. The loss of Jessica has been hard on all of us-- it has been very hard for mom to lose her daughter. I really appreciate her acceptance of me still as a son and that she loves being my daughters' grandmother.


Anonymous said...

Judy is at her best when she has the girls with her. When she has them in her sight, Jessa is there, also. Thank you, Jake, that the family continues with Jessa in Heaven. Can you think of anything she would want more than to know her family was together?

TVS did an amazing thing yesterday. The Class of 2012 dedicated a brick in a beautiful location in memory of Jessica. It is placed in a courtyard right in front of a park bench. Knowing the families at TVS understand my love for Jessa was an awesome blessing to me! Many of our families know her through her blog. The great thing...they knew of her love for the Lord. I can't wait to show the girls!

Anonymous said...

Correction, Jake...It was the Class of 2021 who dedicated the first kindergartners at TVS! I will be fairly "mature" when they walk across the stage to graduate! I'm planning on being there!

Aunt Sandy

Al Rearick said...

Is there anything in life as big a blessing as a mother-in-law who treats you as if you were her own flesh and blood? I know; I have one as well. It's so comforting to know that, should anything ever happen to my wife, I'd still be in their lives and they in mine.

My prayers for you and your mother-in-love this week.

In Him and around the corner (and playing catch-up),