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September 26, 2015 / Ingrid

Happy 21st Birthday Jesse…

Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 1.33.19 PM  Jesses muscles

Twenty-one years ago today was one of the most exciting days of my life… I was blessed with baby Jesse.  That day my life changed forever. I learned what it was to become selfless, focussing on the needs of my new family.  We always acknowledged Jesse was a gift…but God’s child first.  It was a privilege to love, guide and care for him for eighteen years. Jesse provided our family with endless excitement especially with ER visits due to a skateboard collision concussion, stitches, a broken arm from falling out of his bunk bed or the other broken arm due to jumping off the top of the monkey bars trying to impress the girls. He loved to make people laugh, especially me when he was in trouble…oh, how I miss my boy.  Sometimes, I wonder what he would have become but I can’t stay in that thought for long because I get too sad. That’s probably the most difficult.

But today…I give thanks for the time we had with our son. For his fearless nature. For his courage. For his fight. For his faith. For his heart. For his birth.

Happy Birthday Jesse!  I miss you & love you, Forever ❤️ Always ~ Mom

“You know my heart Lord…and today is a significant day. I am missing our son Jesse. I miss his hugs, smile, laughter, talks and “I love you Mom”s. But I hold on tight to his memories and have faith in our future in Heaven. It is only by Your grace, mercy & love that I am able to move forward in my life with any peace or joy. Thank you, Father God. Thank you, Jesus, for your sacrifice and example. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for guiding me along my path with those gentle whispers of encouragement & redirection. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.”

Jesse new born Jesse birthday Birthday dinner



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  1. jemoto3 / Sep 26 2015 9:56 am

    I remember someone telling me the cutest story of Jesse picking flowers and giving them to a neighbor girl…..I think you guys were in Sandstone then. God Bless you guys!

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    • Ingrid / Sep 26 2015 10:20 am

      awhh…thank you for sharing!


  2. Diane / Sep 26 2015 10:38 am

    Hugs. Thank you sharing that beautiful post.

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  3. lindakc / Sep 26 2015 10:48 am

    I’m amazed by your strength. It just seems like too much to take. I’m thankful you are trusting God as I hope I would.

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  4. Cathy Utter / Sep 26 2015 11:47 am

    Remembering the wonderful son you shared with us all at Fenton High School. Both your special children allowed me to share in the love and strength of your family and faith. It was a pleasure and honor to share your journey for the brief time I did.
    All my love and hopes for you and yours. Cat

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  5. Leilani / Sep 26 2015 12:56 pm

    Cheers to you Jesse on your 21st birthday! We enjoyed sharing special memories with your mom and dad a couple weeks ago. So thankful for a crazy week in Vegas with you. We love and miss you. Jeff, Leilani, Siam & Levi

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  6. shellybelly12 / Sep 26 2015 1:10 pm

    I miss him too! He was Patrick’s first friend. I remember the first day they knocked on my door to ask if he could come over to play. Patrick was 2. Your house was the only one Les would allow him to go play at. I remember watching them play on the swing set in your backyard from my window. I remember he and Savannah coming over to “rent” movies from me every Friday. I miss you all and love you more.

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  7. Donna Bryson Gurtner / Sep 26 2015 7:52 pm

    Happy 21st birthday for Jesse and blessings to you and family……

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  8. Joanne Czarnota / Sep 26 2015 10:45 pm

    Happy 21st birthday for Jesse. What a beautiful post. Such a wonderful young man we miss so much. God Bless you and your family ❤

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  9. Laurie Bridges / Sep 27 2015 6:00 pm

    Jesse, we celebrate you! Happy birthday!

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  10. Adam / Sep 28 2015 2:31 pm

    Love you so much Ingrid – think of you so often! Big hug to our dear Jesse 🙂

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  11. Darcel / Nov 5 2015 2:38 pm

    Love your way beautiful lady! 🙂

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