Hey guys , I know it has been a while since my last post and I apologize . I am trying to adjust to the holiday season and wasn’t sure I was going to be comfortable sharing any feelings quite yet . It is all still so surreal and new with all the changes we are having to cope with but trust the fact that we are strong as a family and will get through it . We have had Jakes birthday come and go and that was a hard one . And now the holidays are coming fast and we made it through Thanksgiving without a major melt down to speak of , now comes Christmas and that is the one that scares the hell out of me … It has been so hard not to think of the perfect gift for him and be excited at how much he will love it . His stocking is of course hung beside ours and the famiy gathering has been scheduled . Once the year is over and the next one starts I am scared to breath thinking that it is ok to heal a little bit and have some time without any milestones to face but then again I am scared even more to not have the distractions, but enough about the emotions and on to a lighter subject . As many of you know I have partnered with the M.A.D.D. program to spread awareness of the risk and consiquences of drinking and driving and after a few campaigns I have realized that (in my own opinion) the program is very money based and driven by many fundraisers and I feel they are very overwhelming with their efforts to solicit from those of us wanting to share our stories and help others in the same situations or prevent any other accidents and so I have made the decision to research other organizations that I may be a part of in order to help and to make sure Jakes story continues . When I figure out which one or ones that may be I will definately let everyone know . In the meantime I hope everyone is having a great holiday season and will be spending it with your families . From our family to yours , Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
Jakes Family .