1st Mother’s Day without Mom

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Do you ever wonder if our loved ones in Heaven know what’s going on down here? Does God brief them on how we’re doing? Can they see what’s happening? There’s a passage in the Old Testament that piques my curiosity. Either way, it sure would be interesting to know if Jeseca has seen the boys taking music lessons at ARTS. They sure have a lot of fun.

Today was an interesting first Mother’s Day without Jeseca. I recall that Everen gave his heart to Jesus on Mother’s Day three years ago. It was a moment Jeseca treasured in her heart for the rest of her life. She would have treasured today, as well, as Christian got up in front of his Sunday School classmates and led a worship song with his guitar. Alright, that’s a stretch. . . he was supposed to lead worship and sing “Awesome God” but experienced a bit of stage fright. The result was a slow acoustic ballad without words. So funny.
Later we visited the grave site and left a couple of carnations we got from Souplantation’s breakfast buffet. We were there just long enough to note that this was the first Mother’s Day without Mom, and then said a prayer together. There must be a reason for it all. Maybe the boys will form a band and tell the world how God drastically changed their lives one crazy day in the summer of 2007……the day He required them to eat their Dad’s cooking for the next several years.
Still marching… JG
From his career in professional baseball to an attempt at professional golf and the tragic loss of his wife, Jon Graves is on the journey of his life.
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2 Comments
  • Bob Boyan
    May 22, 2008

    Sweet album cover. I’d buy it

  • Dave Boodakian
    May 23, 2008

    Hi Jon,

    I found your blog! Nice job with the album design, I’m sure it won’t be long before Christian asks you to design his real album cover. After reading this post I’d have to say the fact that Christian got up and performed with such little experience really stood out for me as the best moment of all these guitar lessons.

    When it comes to the importance of being inspired, I’ve always thought of playing guitar like eating… no one pulls out the recipe book unless they’re hungry!

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