My Jessie Journal:: Hi Sweet Pea, it’s daddy! I can’t believe March 3rd is in 2 days. That will always be the 2nd worse day of my life. January 5th will always be the worst. It’s kind of crazy to think about 7 years ago we were just a “normal” family with 3 amazing kids, I was a pastor and mommy was super involved in the swim team. Now you are in Heaven, I’m no longer a pastor, Shaya is now 21 and JT is the only one swimming.
Maybe someday God will open that door for me again…until then, I will keep doing anything and everything to help kids and families impacted by childhood cancer smile, feel loved and encouraged to NEGU. I’m so thankful you left us with a mission…it truly helps ease the pain from time to time.
This picture was taken a few weeks before we found out you had cancer. Little Cooper loved you so much! Your smile is what I hold onto the most.
Last weekend we were in San Francisco for a really fun event called Ava’s Kitchen. It is lead by this amazing family and inspired by their daughter Ava who is kicking cancer in the face. They have some of the most generous friends who raised money to help families in some really special ways. You inspired all of them at the event and I was honored to be there and tell them all about YOU!!! I still can’t share about you without crying because I miss you so much.
Your gala is coming up in 16 days back at the Disneyland Hotel…you loved Disneyland so much so it is super fitting to have your gala there. We will be celebrating families and raising funds to help more families. We will also be revealing our new NEGU Buddies, which are these amazing stuffed creatures that are funny, silly and a little zany. We thought back to you and your Beanie Babies and decided to create our own line of fun, cozy and lovable “buddies”. We will start shipping them out to courageous kids on your Birthday…they are our gift to them as we can’t give you a physical gift anymore.
Well I need to get JT to school.
I miss you tons…love you way more and can’t wait to see you in a “wink”.