Moms Tribute to Jake

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All of my photo albums are in storage during this transition time, but I don’t even need them to see the faces of my babies.  Today I’m seeing the face of my third little one.  From the beginning, I could see this sweet-faced boy interested in all the things going on around him; taking it in, learning from it.  He loved to sing and make us laugh.  His favorite song was ‘I Will Praise Him”.  When he got to the line “…give him glory all ye people”, it came out something like,”all ye roly-poly people”.  We would roll alright…right out of our seats laughing at him, and then he would laugh at himself.  He went from that sweet stage to a stage of funny phrases, like calling an El Camino car a ‘cappucino’.  The great thing about all of this is that he would laugh at himself.  Jacob is 13 years old today.  I can’t believe it.  He’s such a deep thinker; such a man in so many ways. He has such a way of knowing just what needs to happen in any given situation.  Just yesterday he said to me , “Mom, it’ll be alright, you’ll see”.  We stopped for a special birthday breakfast and as he prayed “Lord, help us to be serene through the diffuculties in life”, I had to fight back this huge lump in my throat.  He brings a sense of balance to this family.   He has eyes to see what others miss and explain a perspective that gives refreshment in life.  Some people have their theories of “middle” children.  If Jake is any indication of those theories, all comments would be positive.  The Lord knew that we needed him.  He’s a great friend, to young and old.  I’m so proud that I get to be his mom. 

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8 thoughts on “Moms Tribute to Jake

  1. Jake is awesome! He can always make me smile. After reading your tribute and sensing your deep love for Jake, I think it is incredible to think about how much God loves His children.

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  2. Sonya, That was so precious. It is such a wonderful experience to see our kids grow up and see “who” they are becoming! I don’t know Jake that well, but I have so appreciated his fun and sweetness!!

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  3. Awwww… that was so sweet about my Jakey baby. When I read that I was thinking just how true it is. He’s always been such a sweetheart. He always seems to know how to make people feel special. I hope that today, his first teen year, that having his mom write such a sweet note about him made him feel as special as he is. I love you, Jake! I hope it’s a great day!

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  4. Sonya,
    My eyes are brimming with tears as you took me down memory lane. Remember that I got to be there for Jacob’s birth and actually got to cut the cord. Jake always had a special place in my heart. It was like we understood each other more than anyone else. Remember when he got Aunt Alice and I mixed up and when we both came into the room at once he was so upset and from then on made sure he had his grandma. (Well at least until he was old enough to know that Aunt Alice was VERY special.)

    I am so excited about what the Lord is going to do for and with you all there in K.C. I’m about to jump out of my boots.

    Thanks for being such a great daughter-in-law and don’t forget. When you got David it wasn’t from Wal-Mart. No returns or refunds!!!!

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  5. Jake is definatly a great part of my life….although the days that mom is gone get annoying…its fun to have him as a brother. One thing about jake is he doesnt care if you think he is a dork,- he will still be a dork. Thats something i need to be more like.
    I love my brother and exited to welcome him into teen-hood LOL 😀

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  6. What a beautiful tribute, Sonya! We enjoy having Jake in the youth group very much. He always makes us laugh and brings liveliness to the whole room. We enjoy his candidness, and he is not afraid to ask questions or disagree with everyone in the whole room, no matter what the other kids will think of him. He is a blessing!

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  7. Jake is such a blessing! All of your children are to us. His smile is refreshing and he is always a joy to be around. I love having him in our Wed. Night Group, He adds so much to our discussion. I am so glad that God brought you into our lives!

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