Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thinking of Jess

12 months ago, we lost an angel.  

Jessica was a sister.  The only girl among five boys in our family, she was boss.  Every Sunday afternoon growing up, our families would have lunch and spend time at our grandparents home - playing wiffle ball, swimming in the creek, shooting hoops and playing wrestle-mania.  Jess and I also spent the better part of five years in Springfield together - meeting for coffee, going to church on Sundays and enjoying time with our friends.  
Though she is not with us today, her legacy politely begs the question: how do you spend your time?  
Jessica taught us many lessons.  Arguably, none more important than how she spent her time.  Jess was a giver.  She invested her time in other people.  Stamping an unforgettable footprint, she poured herself into family, friends and clients.  Jessica will forever be remembered as a person of love and encouragement.  May we always be reminded of how she lived that Golden Rule.  
One year ago, while driving to church, Jessica went on to receive her eternal reward.  I hear your giggle every day, Jess and have faith we’ll see each other again soon.  Love and miss you.