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July 31, 2019 / Ingrid

Kentucky Home

Being outside on the Kentucky farm hunting and 4-wheeling was Jesse’s happiest place on earth. So, as we settle into our new Kentucky home, it seems quite appropriate to hang a wonderful memory created by our Jesse… his buck.

In 2012, Jesse & his Dad and Kenzie & her Dad were sponsored to hunt at Briarwood. One of their gifts to Jesse was a video in which they captured treasured footage. His speech was affected by the chemo toxicity but his smile, heart & excitement could not be squelched! Oh, I sure miss my boy… ❤️

Warning: Graphic content

July 31, 2019 / Ingrid

My Color Box Initiative

Linden Pay-it-Forward

March 30, 2019 / Ingrid

Linden Pay-it-Forward Project

Jesse’s Caring Cards

Founder, Denise Marks

March 6, 2018 / Ingrid

5th Anniversary in Heaven

A piece of my heart lives in heaven…

Jesse Scott Hourigan

09/26/1994 – 03/06/2013

Five years ago today you left us, so many wonderful memories left behind… sadness but yet joy still lives in my heart. I miss you with every ounce of my being, often wishing you would just come home. An unrealistic thought, I know, but that’s how I feel when my spirit gets low. Knowing the truth, the promise of heaven, gives me the strength to keep moving forward. My hope is to shine His light with a joyful heart and a peace only from Him, until I see you again.

I miss you & love you Jesse!

Forever & Always ~Mom ❤️

September 26, 2016 / Ingrid

Happy Heavenly 22nd Birthday!

09/26/1994 at 9:14am weighing 7lbs 12 oz & 20″ in length, I gave birth to our son, Jesse Scott. That day changed my life forever… Today, Jesse, we celebrate your birthday. I miss your smile, your hugs, our talks & your “I love you, Mom”s. I miss your laugh, humor, shenanigans, energy & appetite. But I draw strength in knowing your soul is in Heaven and that you are with someone that loves you more than even me, Jesus. Happy Heavenly 22nd Birthday Jesse! I will love you into eternity…Forever & Always ❤️ ~Mom

August 12, 2016 / Ingrid

Fenton’s Open Book

Fenton’s Open Book ~ Showcasing Wanderlust Soy Travel Candles

In honor of Jesse… Fenton’s Open Book is now offering the Renegade scented soy candle.

July 24, 2016 / Ingrid

New Season…

Not a day goes by that I do not think of or get reminded of our Jesse…I miss him to my core. The time spent traveling, visiting with family, new babies and friends continues to be such a joy. It fills this mother’s tank with love and allows me to care for others but I was still feeling a need to do more…create, share with others and keep Jesse’s memory alive. So after learning the art of making soy candles, I’ve decided to start my own small business selling hand poured soy travel candles on Etsy. Hopefully, I will be offering them in select stores. Currently, there are five wonderful scents, one of which was created in honor of Jesse named Renegade (his favorite cologne). The others are citrus, coconut, cinnamon & lavender. I would love to offer you the opportunity to check out my sites on Etsy, Facebook or follow ingridswanderlust on Instagram…just click on the images or links below:

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March 8, 2016 / Ingrid


Together around the nation we lit our candles, reflected, reminisced and prayed for each other in memory of Jesse on his 3rd Anniversary in heaven. Thank you for reaching out with encouraging texts, calls and pictures. #blessed





March 6, 2016 / Ingrid

~Praying it Forward~


March 6, 2016 at 3:33pm

In remembrance of our sweet Jesse… I am remembering and am so very grateful for all of you.  Family, friends, strangers and unknown prayer warriors stood by our sides… prayed for us, loved us, supported us, took care of us, protected us in so many different ways. People say that is gets easier over time but it does not get easier for me… I will always have an empty place in my heart until we met again.

I know that I (we) would not be where we are today without you and ultimately the love and promise of Jesus. He shined through you and your families. I wish there was some way I could repay but any payment would be inadequate because what was done for us was priceless.  So today, we were blessed in Prayer ~ Paying it Forward ~ to you all.  We pray that you too know how much you are loved and appreciated. We pray for you and your families to be blessed with good health, priorities that would honor your individual families and that you also feel the comfort and peace only our Lord can provide in times of suffering and trials.

Thank you for loving Jesse and our family by sharing this special day with us and lighting candles ~ Sharing His Light ~  We love you all! ❤

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March 5, 2016 / Ingrid

A Mother’s Tribute