Friday, July 26, 2013

A Special Friend In Need

Okay, this post is going to stray a little from my normal cake post.  I've been thinking a lot about a friend of mine lately and all the struggles she's been going through.  We met not that long ago, but I feel as if we've known each other for years and years.  Her name is Jessica, and she's been battling with the emotional roller coaster of infertility for several years now.  When Jessica and her husband were first married they were blessed with the most amazing little boy, but since then it's been a struggle.  Jaxten is 7 years old now, and my son's best friend.  It's been a special experience for me to get to know not only Jessica, but her son as well.  This is a family that it's not hard to see they love each other very much and they know what's important in life.  They know that LIFE is precious!  They are trying again to bring a little spirit into this world and they are asking for any help anyone can provide.  Their story is here if you'd like to read more about the trials Jessica has gone through.
This is Josh, Jaxten and Jessica.  What a beautiful family!  They know how to laugh together.  They love together, they play together, but unfortunately they've mourned together.  When you visit with them you can tell they hold life a little more importantly than most people do.

This is Jaxten.  He's the sweetest boy you'll ever meet.  He's always asking how he can help me whenever he's over to visit, and he's a great cook!  He tells his mom he's ready for a brother or sister and that he'll even change the diapers!  What a champ!  Jaxten isn't ashamed to talk about his brother who is in heaven, and that he wishes he could play with him.  It breaks my heart when I see his sweet little spirit just desperate for a playmate.

This is sweet little Jrayden.  I can't even imagine the emotions that went through my friend as she delivered this little angel.  As a mother of 5, I know I was always holding my breath until I heard that first little cry escape my newborn's lips.  My heart crumbles when I think of what Jessica was feeling as she knew she wouldn't hear that musical sound.

 This is their family picture of them all.  Jrayden is a spoiled little angel, but that's okay.  He deserves to be loved and cherished.  I think every child, whether on this side of the veil or in heaven, deserves to know how much he or she is loved!  I have no doubt in my mind that Jrayden knows he is loved, and he is just waiting patiently until he can kiss his mommy's cheeks, throw a ball with his dad, and wrestle around with his older brother!

I'm not elegant with words, and I can't put to justice the struggles this family has gone through, but I just want to say I love this family.  If you'd like to donate to the growth of their family you can go here: 
Jessica tells her story for all to know.

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