My Jessie Journal: Hi Sweet Pea, it’s daddy! How are you? What are you up to these days? How is Heaven? I so wish you could answer those questions for me so I could know “really” how you are doing. I’m doing good. Last week, I wasn’t doing great due to the food poisoning mommy, Shaya and I all got. There was actually eight of us who ate some sub sandwiches together and all ended up sick within hours of each other.
Well enough about my three days of yuck! Let’s talk about some great stuff. Like your amazing elementary school Melinda Heights doing another school wide JoyDrive last week and collecting thousands of incredible toys for JoyJars. You have left such a lasting legacy at that school Jess. Just think of all of the kids over the last seven years that have been given the opportunity to learn about kindness and give back. So great!!! I love this picture of you and I when you were there and doing one of school plays. Miss those days so much!!!
Another great thing happened two days ago. We held our first ever live radio fundraiser for JoyJars. Guess what it was called? A Day of Joy!!! How perfect is that? I have to be honest, I was nervous about trying because I didn’t really know if giving people the chance to daily #250 on the cell phones and say “JoyJars” would work as a way to raise funds. Happy to report it did=). We raised close to $15,000…yeah Jessie!!! I guess I should not have doubted the generosity of people even if they had never heard about you or JoyJars. I’m going to be traveling to Dallas in two weeks to help develop a strategy to do more of these radio campaigns.
Jess, as you now this weekend is Father’s Day and will be one of these days that I try to just get through while still making myself present for Shaya and JT. My number one goal is life was to be the best father I could be and while it still is my life goal…having you in Heaven instead of here just sucks!!! I miss you so much and thinking about you many times a day. I’m forever thankful for the twelve years I did have with you on earth and I’m so proud of the person you choose to be during that short time. I just miss you so much!!!
See you in a wink…promise!