Saturday, June 7, 2008

Thank You.

Thank you so much to all of you who attended Jacob's Celebration of Life Service. It meant so much to us. Unfortunately I know that neither I nor Karen were able to speak with all of you that night but we sincerely appreciate you coming and hope that God spoke to you through the service. It was so amazing to see the entire church filled with friends and family who loved Jacob. For those of you who weren't able to attend I'm working on getting a copy of the video on the blog... it should be available in the next couple of days hopefully!

Thank you to all who have sent cards or emails expressing your sympathy for our family. Your kind words have helped carry us through these hard days. And of course thank you to all who have and who continue to pray for our family!

Many asked me after the service who the wonderful photographer was who took all the beautiful shots of Jacob. I definitely want to promote her to any and all in the local area. Her name is Jenn Santora and her brand new website is http://www.first-lightphotography.com/. Check it out! Jonathan and Jacob are both featured on her website and Thursday night she showed me that Jonathan is actually the photo on her new business cards! Very cool! She was absolutely wonderful and gave us so many memories to cherish of our beautiful baby! Here's the new shots we promised:

16 comments:

grandma judy said...

so beautiful of all of you, I especially love Jacobs eyes so much loving in them, you are all beautiful
love,grandma judy

Anonymous said...

You sure gave that little boy a WONDERFUL life! Most people would be blessed to have the love in their whole life that Jacob had in his months on earth. You have been a blessing to so many. You are also being prayed for by many whom you may never know.
May God continue to bless you
ELizabeth

Corie said...

What a beautiful family and boy. Although I have never commented before, I have been praying for your family. What a testimony you have been to so many. I wish I had the perfect thing to say, but I am at a loss for words. My son passed away in January and I know that this part of the journey can be difficult as well. So will be intentional to pray for you consistently over the coming months. Thank you for sharing his life with so many.

Anonymous said...

You have such a beautiful family. The pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing.
karen

Laurie said...

I don't know who was blessed more, your family, or Jacob. The pictures are just beautiful and such memories for you to cherish. I continue to lift your family up to the Lord each day, asking Him to give you strength for each day. I love Jacob, he is my little boy hero with the biggest heart. I miss him and want to thank you so much for sharing him with the world so selflessly. He has blessed me and so many others with his strength in living life to the fullest and you are the most wonderful parents.

Love and Prayers, Laurie in Ca.

The Sanchez Family said...

God chose the perfect parents for Jacob! The perfect big brother's too! I continue to pray for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your wonderful family with us so honestly. You have touvhed so many people.

Much love and prayers
Melissa in KY

Jessi said...

The pictures are absolutely beautiful and precious. I can't even look at them without tears rolling down my cheeks. What a wonderful life you gave baby Jacob.

God bless.
Praying for you in Ohio.

Christina said...

What a perfect baby.

You have a beautiful family.

Sally said...

You have a beautiful family - thank you for putting your heart and your story 'out there in blogland' to inspire others. You are in my prayers.

Karen Starr said...

Dear Jacob,
Thank you so much for sharing your life and strength with all of us. You have inspired more people than you will ever know, at least until they meet you in heaven. Look after your family- they must miss you terribly.

I look forward to heaven knowing you will be there to greet us.

Love,
Karen

amanda said...

Fantastic photos! All your photos are so photogenic, but these are the best I think;) So sweet, beautiful, and special. Praying for all of you, and also missing Jacob. He touched my heart, and your blog is a testament to that. Thank you for everything you've shared.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Beautiful, so beautiful!

Mrs Wibbs said...

what gorgeous pictures!!! Wow. Precious treasures for the days, weeks, and years to come...
I continue to uphold you in my prayers daily, you are in my heart.

Jenny said...

I haven't had a chance to watch the Celebration of Life videos yet, but am going to later on today. I just want you to know that you've been on my mind and heart nonstop this past week. Continually, I'm checking to see how you are, on the blog, and find myself missing a child that I never had the opportunity to meet. Thank you for letting us know Jacob and allowing us into your lives. Because of Jacob's story, my faith has grown and I honestly believe my role as a mother has changed. Jacob has changed and IS changing lives. What an incredible little boy!!! The pictures are just amazing. I have looked at them over and over and just am so glad you have them to cherish forever.
Love & prayers, Jenny

The VW's said...

Thank you for sharing! What a wonderful service to celebrate Jacob's amazing and inspirational life! May God comfort you and bless you! We'll be praying for you often.

Becky said...

Your amazing photographer did an excellent job of capturing your love for that little Jacob! That is what shone out of those pictures. You can see love reflected in each of them. They spoke volumes with no words.....